IPL 2023 Format and New Rules
IPL 2023 will have some a new Format and some Changed Rules. Due to the tournament’s home-and-away format, the Indian Premier League 2023 will restore happiness at home. The IPL 2023 season will have 74 matches between the 10 participating teams.
There will be a group stage and playoffs for the IPL 2023 competition. The last time this home-and-away format was used for the tournament was in 2019. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, BCCI made a number of adjustments and successfully held the competition for the previous three seasons.
IPL 2023 Format and New Rules: Key Points
- The last three IPLs have been staged in fewer locations; the 2022 edition was held in Mumbai and Pune, the 2021 edition was first held in a few locations in India before moving to the UAE, and the 2020 IPL was entirely held in the UAE.
- The competition’s most recent iteration was held at six different locations in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad.
- The league stage matches were played in three locations in Mumbai and one in Pune, while the playoff games were held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
- The IPL 2022 championship game at Narendra Modi Stadium set a Guinness World Record for having the highest T20 match crowd.
- Each team will compete in a total of 14 league games during the IPL 2023 season.
- Seven of those 14 games will be played on their home pitch, and the remaining seven will be played on the home pitch of their opponent.
IPL 2023 Franchises Home Grounds
Below are the Home Grounds of the various IPL Teams for the IPL 2023:
IPL 2023 Home ground
|Chennai Super Kings, CSK||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|Delhi Capitals, DC||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|Gujarat Titans, GT||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Lucknow Super Giants, LSG||BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|Mumbai Indians, MI||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Punjab Kings, PK||Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali|
|Rajasthan Royals, RR||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad, SRH||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad|
IPL 2023 Format
The IPL 2023 edition will follow the same format as the previous year, however the sites will vary. The IPL 2023 format details are as follows:
- Two groups of five teams each are created from the ten teams.
- The groups and who plays who in each group once and twice were chosen at random.
- Each team competes in 14 games during the group stage, playing the other four teams in their group twice (once at home and once away), the other four teams once, and the remaining team twice.
- System of IPL Points: A victory in a game earns a team two points.
- There will be no points awarded to the losing team. In the event of a tie or a deadlock, both teams will receive one point.
- After the group stage, a four-game playoff round using the Page playoff format is played. In the playoffs, there will be four games played:
- First qualifying round: matchup between the top two teams from the group stage.
- Between the groups’ third and fourth-placed teams, in the elimination round.
- Between the loser of Qualifier 1 and the victor of the Eliminator is Qualifier 2.
- Final: between the qualifier 1 and qualifier 2 champions.
IPL 2023 New Rules
With the introduction of the Impact Player Rule for the IPL 2023 season, a significant shift in IPL history was made. The competition will otherwise adhere to the rules from the last iteration. The IPL 2023 rules are described in the sections below:
- Before handling their final playing 11 after the toss in IPL 2023, team captains might enter the pitch with two separate team sheets.
- The teams can choose their best 11 following the toss, depending on the outcome of the coin toss. But, up until last season, the captains were required to switch teams before the toss.
- The new regulation was put in place by the BCCI to curtail the proverb “win toss, win match” under specific circumstances.
- Two DRS will be used in the IPL in 2023.
- In the IPL, players can review wides and no-balls.
- Upon a catch dismissal, the incoming batsman will take the strike whether the batsmen have crossed or not, unless it’s the final ball of the over.
- The BCCI will try to reschedule the game for later in the IPL 2023 if any side is unable to find their starting lineup owing to COVID-19.
- The IPL Technical Team will investigate the situation if rescheduling is not an option.
- In the playoffs or the championship game, the club that finished higher in the league will be crowned the victor if the Super Over or any future Super Overs cannot be completed for any reason.
IPL 2023 Updated Playing Rules
- For each over that is not finished within the allotted time, there is an over rate penalty of only four fielders outside the 30-yard circle.
- A dead ball and five penalty runs will result from the wicketkeeper moving unfairly.
- A fielder’s unfair movement will result in a dead ball and five penalty runs.