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IPL 2024: A battle of cricket will take place in the country amid the frenzy of elections leader

Chennai; News Agency: The seventeenth season of Indian Premier League i.e. IPL, which is the biggest cricket league in the world, is starting from tomorrow (22nd). Chennai's M. A. The opening match will be played between the defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chidambaram Stadium. This year, the tournament is witnessing many changes and the two biggest franchises of the league, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, have changed their captains. Mumbai Indians replaced Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya while CSK replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Rituraj Gaikwad. Apart from this, some rules have also been changed. The competition will start with the performance of Bollywood stars.

This is the seventeenth year of the tournament which started in 2008. During this time, the success graph of the competition has always been climbing. Initially there were 8 teams; But now ten teams are participating in this tournament. These teams play around 55 to 60 matches in a period of two months. The schedule of this year's competition will be announced in two phases in the background of the general elections taking place in the country. The schedule for the first phase of the tournament has been announced and a total of 21 matches will be played till April 7. The schedule for the second phase will be announced soon. In 2009 and 2014, the tournament was played abroad due to Lok Sabha elections in the country; But in 2019 and this year this competition is being held in the country itself.

Two bouncers allowed

New rules have been introduced in Indian Premier League 2024. In the previous era, a bowler could bowl only one bouncer in an over; But now the same rule will be seen in IPL 2024 as BCCI allowed two bouncers in domestic cricket. BCCI introduced the rule of two bouncers in this year's Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. But, in T20 Internationals, the ICC allows one short ball to be bowled in an over; But at the same time there is a rule of two bouncers in Test and ODI cricket.

The rule of two referrals remains

Another notable rule is that the BCCI has retained the rule of checking the catch when there is a referral for stumping. There may be situations where the bat is seen to have touched the ball while checking for stumping. According to ICC rules, the third umpire cannot give a batsman a catch when there is a stumping appeal. That would be unfair. Therefore, the BCCI has decided to stick to the old rule, the board official explained. Apart from that, like last year, a team can take two referrals and they can ask for wide and no ball as well. But, the stop clock rule recently announced by the ICC will not be seen in this year's IPL.

Bollywood stars will grace the evening of IPL

The opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League 2024 will be held tomorrow (March 22) at 6.30 pm at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. The ceremony will see the presence and performances of stars like Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff. AR to mesmerize with his beautiful voice. Rahman and Sonu Nigam will be in Chennai for the ceremony. Apart from this performance there will also be a never-before-seen AR (Augmented Reality) display which is a special feature of the opening ceremony.

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