Will the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 have the impact players and concussion substitute player rule

Will the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 have the impact players and concussion substitute player rule

With the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 all set to take place very soon, fans are curious about the impact player and substitute rules and if they’ll be in place at the event

This year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will return for its ninth edition and will take place across the West Indies and USA.

Will the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 have the impact players and concussion substitute player rule

The tournament will take place across nine different venues starting from June 1 to 29 and marks the first time that the USA will play host to a major ICC global tournament.


This year’s T20 World Cup will be the biggest tournament so far, featuring 20 different teams.  With the Indian Premier League (IPL) currently going on, fans have started wondering whether the Impact Players and substitute rules will differ in the two competitions.

Impact Players and substitute rules difference in IPL and T20 Cricket World Cup explained

Notably, the IPL and the T20 World Cup are structurally very different competitions. While the IPL is a franchise tournament featuring contracted players from all over the world, the T20 World Cup features a competition between players from different nations. Only players who are registered with their respective national cricket boards can compete for their teams.

As such, there are certain differences in the rule structure of both tournaments. Most notably, there is the Impact Players rule, which allows teams to substitute a player from a list of pre-approved substitutes at any point during the match. The IPL first introduced the rule in 2023, following which the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, India’s domestic T20 tournament, also took it up.


However, as of now, no international cricket competition has taken up this rule, and therefore will not feature in the T20 World Cup. While the rule has received a lot of positive feedback, with speculations stating that it has led to freer batting and larger totals, fans will not see the rule in play this summer.

The concussion substitute rule will be in effect though at the world cup with a team allowed to substitute any player that sustains a head injury during the match.

Aside from this rule, another slight difference between the two competitions is the Decision Review System (DRS). In the IPL, players can use the DRS rule to challenge calls for wides and no-balls. However, in international cricket, players can review only dismissals.


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