Big Bash League has announced one inclusion and two deletions to their BBL rules ahead of the upcoming 12th edition. The league has never been opposed to modifications, especially those made regarding the fundamental nature of the sport.
To remember how CA (Cricket Australia) established three rules in the name of creativity to make their T20 league more fascinating. These three new rules named Power Surge, X-Factor, and Bash Boost were introduced before BBL 2020–21.
For BBL 2022-23, Power Surge will remain, although X–Factor & Bash Boost has been eliminated. Simply put, this 12th season will not use the ideas of a replacement player or an extra point.
New BBL Rules 2022-23
DRS (Decision Review System) Rule
The primary outcome of the most recent advancement was the launch of DRS by BBL. It’s about time it was used in a famous T20 competition like the BBL, and Cricket Australia has committed to spending almost $2 million to reduce the consequences of mistakes made by the officials.
BBL General Manager Alistair Dobson claimed in a speech that “implementing Decision Review System has been a tough challenge for the BBL because it is the most technically intensive T20 cricket league in the world.” “That, together with the pandemic’s effects on transportation and activity, have made it impossible to implement the innovation until this season.”
All BBL games will have access to this technology, But, this technology will use in 24 matches of the Female BBL. There will be one review for each team per game. Additionally, during the latest season, the WBBL will introduce Power Surge for the inaugural time.
Slow Over Rate Rule in Big Bash League
Along with Decision Review System, Cricket Australia has chosen to adopt the International Cricket Council’s strategy of punishing teams for sluggish over rate. As a result, an undisturbed normal BBL session must be played in 79 minutes. The duration of the inning must be played only with four fielders from outside the 30-yard circle for sides who fail to comply.
The ICC imposed an 85-minute window later this year for sides to start the final over of a T20I inning. Just over a week ago, the ICC declared that the same regulation will also be used in ODI matches.
Power Surge Rule in Big Bash League
A 2nd batting Powerplay is technically permitted by the law regulating the Power Surge. During the two-over period, the fielding side is only allowed to have two fielders outside of the 30-yard covering ring.
Therefore, the circle must contain at least 9 fielders. The batting team may ask for the Power Surge at any point beginning with the 11th over. The fielding side may substitute the bowler they had in mind, but the choice must be made at the start of the over.
The first Powerplay at the opening of a game has been changed from 6 to 4 overs in exchange. It’s a fascinating law that has given that PowerPlay a tactical component. Now that the game is underway, the batting side can evaluate the circumstances and choose when to use that Power Surge.
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Bash Boost in BBL Rules
The Bash Boost is a free point awarded to the side that played the best after 10 overs. The comparable scores are evaluated at the end of the 10 over of the 2nd innings, and the Bash Boost point goes to the side that had the greatest score at that moment.
Timed-Out Rule in BBL
New batters are required to arrive at their crease within 60 seconds and be prepared to receive the following delivery in an attempt to accelerate the game. If they don’t follow the new law, they must move aside and give the bowler a free delivery. The hitter is out if the bowler strikes the wickets.
The decision and time are now being thought about. Although there have been a variety of responses to the change, almost everyone thinks that games need to be speeded up.
X-Factor Player Rule in Big Bash League
In a BBL game, replacements are allowed under the X-Factor policy. Further than the initial 11 players that take the field, each team will select a 12th and 13th player. They may introduce one, but not the other of those players after the 10th over of the first session.
The conditions must be met for the X-Factor substitution:
- The replacement athlete can’t have taken the field before.
- Nothing more than one over must have been bowled by the replacement player.
The X-Factor substitute may enter the field provided that both of those conditions are met. They can then participate fully in the game by taking their place in the batting order and bowling a maximum of four overs.
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