IPL Rules: How many of us remember the World Cup of 1999? I can definitely say that it was a heartbreaker for every Indian. The Indian team was playing Zimbabwe in the group match. With the victory, it would have been decided whether team India would take the point in the next round or not. But the fellows had to suffer disappointment. The team could not throw 50 overs on time. The team gave 51 runs as additional. The team got only 46 overs to achieve the target of 253 runs. The team lost the match by just 3 runs and in the second stage it created a difference.
The team did not get these points and we could not make a place in the knockouts. It was because of the slow over rate rule and you had to pay the price on that day. There was no penalty. The team had to pay the price. What was it that the team was not conscious of throwing over in time. Even after that, many times the entire overs could not be thrown in time. At that time, it was an effort to put in the time.
It was also not possible to impose fines at that time because the salary of the players was not high. It was considered correct to cut the overs.
IPL sees fierce slow over rate:
Why am I telling you this after 20 years? It can be easily understood that it relates to IPL. We got to see many fierce slow over rates. It takes 4 hours to complete the match of 20 overs. The match, which begins at 7.30 pm, is underway till late night. A fine of 12 lakh each was also imposed on Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. What is 12 lakh for a player earning crores of rupees? Under no circumstances is the penalty given on behalf of franchisees.
Bengaluru throws 20 overs in 2 hours:
In the first match on Saturday, Bengaluru took about two hours to throw 20 overs. Some relaxation can be given to save heat and energy, but it is not acceptable to give two hours for 20 overs. Umpires are mostly Indians. They appear in awe and are not able to enforce the rules on the field. Players take water breaks wrongly, this causes further delays. Even if you assume that you lose the ball, 4 hours are not advisable for a T20 match. It is a kind of crime. IPL and BCCI needs to ensure that the model of 1999 is adopted on the time that the over quota is not fulfilled.
4 overs short play on throwing 5 overs short:
For example, if a team is able to throw only 15 overs throughout the time, they should be given only 16 overs during batting. It will come on the right track. Imagine a team takes two hours to throw 20 overs and give 230 runs. He gets just 15 overs to chase the target. That is how they will learn. A league in which a lot of money is at stake. The teams can be improved only when they lose their overs. Till then, BCCI and television will continue to have fun because it will benefit both. One’s account will go to the money and the other will earn money by showing more time matches on TV. And what about the fellows? Well it doesn’t matter to us and you because we would call it irresponsible.