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SA20 Cricket To Consider Adopting Impact Substitute Rule

SA20 Cricket To Consider Adopting Impact Substitute Rule
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SA20 intends to incorporate the Impact Player Rule into its rulebook. The agenda for implementing the impact player rule in SA20, which is already popular in the Indian Premier League, will be discussed. The SA20 had already debated introducing the regulation last year, but concerns were raised about all-rounders earning less game time.

However, as the Impact Rule is now receiving positive feedback in the IPL 2024, there will be a discussion on using the rule in the SA20 in the following year, or 2025. However, the topic of discussion will be left until the administrators’ meeting in South Africa. According to Cricbuzz sources, the meeting is scheduled for after October, when the ICC releases its list of rules for play.

Impact Substitute Rule Could Feature in SA20 Cricket:

The impact player rule is being considered by the SA20 organizers for the 2025 competition. After the ICC issues its revised playing conditions in October, this decision will be finalized. When the rule was first considered last year, it was rejected because of worries about how it would affect all-round players and player development.

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Cricket legend Jacques Kallis has been a strong opponent of the regulation, saying he believes it diminishes the importance of all-round players. He contends that when there are eight batsmen available, teams are less likely to be bowled out, which encourages a frenzy of run-scoring and undervalues the role of the all-round player.

Kallis does, however, recognize the advantage the regulation presents to benchwarmers, who may earn significant playing time as replacements. However, there’s a catch. They may be tempted to break the rules because the IPL franchises own all of the SA20 teams.

The six teams are all aware that the league has a system of substitutions in place. Out of the 13 players listed on the SA20 teamsheet, 11 are active players. It is unclear what the SA20 will decide as the debate over the impact rule in the IPL rages on.

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