Former England captain David Gower believes the IPL could benefit from adopting a particular rule in The Hundred competition which ended on Sunday. The innovative tournament introduced several new rules, including penalizing the bowling team with mandatory field changes that require them to place an additional fielder inside the circle, leaving the boundary a bit more vulnerable.
“If the IPL were to take this idea from The Hundred, which is to penalize defensive players if they are too slow, with a field setting, it would make a difference in any game. So maybe that’s one of the great ideas of The Hundred, ”Gower said. Cricket.com.
While teams are typically fined with match fees for the overstated offense, the ICC has changed the rule for the second round of its testing world championship.
Teams found guilty of exceeding the time limit to complete the required number of overs will now be awarded WTC points in addition to the fine. India and England have recently been the recipients of the new rule.
Gower, who played 117 Tests and 114 ODIs between 1978 and 1992, says the fine didn’t make much of a difference when it comes to over-pricing because teams aren’t worried that “the little money disappears “.
“I’m not too upset with the excessive tariffs. But it would be nice if people could stick to the higher rates. There is no easy answer. They’ve tried fining people, but nowadays the little money that disappears doesn’t seem to make a big difference to the players, who are already being paid incredibly well, ”said Gower.
He believes, however, that the points tie-up can prove to be a deterrent, as it could end up impacting their chances of qualifying for the final. “Maybe this points thing is valid. Maybe you need to fine the teams in order to make it work, ”he said.
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