Former England cricketer David Gower has reckoned that the Indian Premier League (IPL) may gain advantage if it may embrace one explicit rule from The Hundred – the 100-ball competition that finished on Sunday.
The considered one of its type match launched a number of new guidelines, together with penalizing the fielding staff for sustaining the sluggish over-rate. In case of such an occasion, the fielding staff will get speedy punishment and is requested to chop quick one fielder from outdoors the circle. This allowed the batting staff to be extra aggressive and ensured that the matches completed at an acceptable time.
Notably, the IPL has been severely criticized for having prolonged matches because of slow-over charges. There have been events when groups took greater than 4 hours to finish the proceedings.
“If the IPL had been to undertake that one thought from The Hundred, which is to penalize the fielding facet in the event that they’re too sluggish, with subject inserting, that may make a distinction to any recreation. So perhaps that’s one of many good concepts to return out of The Hundred,” Gower instructed Cricket.com
Gower additionally instructed that fining gamers for slow-over charges just isn’t as efficient given gamers earn a heavy quantity lately. The previous English skipper felt there should be another methods to make groups stick with sustaining the over charges.
“I don’t get too upset by over charges. However it will be good if individuals may stick with the over charges. There is no such thing as a simple reply. They’ve tried fining individuals, however these days, the odd bit of cash disappearing doesn’t appear to make a variety of distinction to gamers, who’re already extremely nicely paid. Perhaps this factors factor is legitimate. Perhaps you’ve acquired to superb the groups in a approach that it really works,” Gower added.
The second leg of IPL 2021 is about to renew on September 19 within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) taking on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai.