Cricket

DRS to be used in IPL

Not all captains to attend opening ceremony because of travel issues

The Decision Review System (DRS), used in T20 Internationals, will be introduced at this season’s Indian Premier League. “Yes, this idea has been going around for many years,” said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla at a media conference here on Wednesday.

Each team is given one chance to review an umpiring decision during an innings at the international level.

Shukla was speaking after announcing the league had inked a three-year deal with Tata Nexon.

Reward for strike rate

It was announced that the player with the best strike rate in each IPL game will be rewarded and a Nexon car will be awarded to the player with the overall highest strike-rate in the entire tournament.

Meanwhile, the BCCI has decided that six captains of IPL franchises, barring Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, won’t need to attend the opening ceremony scheduled on April 7 because of travel issues.

It is learnt that all the eight captains will do a special video shoot on April 6 and leave for their respective cities that evening itself.

Till last year, the convention was to have an opening ceremony a day before the first match, which the captains would attend and sign the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ pledge. This year it has been decided to have opening ceremony before the first match.

On April 8, there is a double-header with Delhi Daredevils taking on Kings XI Punjab in Mohali and RCB meeting KKR in Kolkata. It would be difficult for the four captains to make it back well in time for their matches

“We are aware that there are some logistical issues that have cropped up. It will be sorted at the earliest. I think captains will be called a day earlier and their portion will be shot and shown during the opening ceremony,” said acting president C.K. Khanna.

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