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Jimmy Neesham ‘does not really understand the point’ of IPL 2022’s new rule

The Kiwi all-rounder took to Twitter to express his displeasure at the introduction of the new rule.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 17 March 2022 10:24 am

New Zealand cricketer Jimmy Neesham is quite vocal about the ongoing events in the cricketing world. The Kiwi all-rounder does not shy away from expressing his views on anything happening around the world. This time he has spoken on the new rules introduced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Neesham has said that he does not understand the point of the new rule changes and also raised an objection to whether anything was wrong before this rule. The all-rounder took to Twitter to express his displeasure at the introduction of the new rule. “I don’t really understand the point of this. Has this rule ever been a problem? Also rewards batsmen who don’t stay aware of the match situation. Don’t like it,” wrote Neesham on Twitter quoting ESPNCricinfo’s tweet talking about the new rule for IPL 2022.

What is the new rule that Neesham doesn’t like?

BCCI announced a few new rules for the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League and future editions. One of the rules talked about strike rotation after a batter gets dismissed by caught mode of dismissal. The new rule states that if a batter is dismissed by caught mode of dismissal, the new player entering the crease will have to take the strike.

What was the rule before?

Earlier, the rule was so that if a batter is dismissed after getting caught, the on-field umpires used to decide if the previous pair had crossed half the pitch before the catch was taken and the end for the new batter was decided accordingly. But now the new batter will have to take the strike regardless of the last position of the dismissed batter.

Did BCCI introduce this rule?

First of all, it is not a new rule. The older rule has been tweaked by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The club introduced a few new laws among which this was also included. Although MCC said that these rules will be affected from October 1, the IPL GC has decided to use it from this edition itself.

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