Former English cricketer David Gower reckoned that the Indian Premier League (IPL) can benefit if it can accept one specific rule The hundred – the 100-ball competition that ended on Sunday.
The one in its kind of tournament introduced several new rules, including the penalty of the field team to maintain the slow too high rate. In such a case, the field team receives immediate punishment and is asked to shorten one field worker from outside the circle. This enabled the batting team to be more aggressive and ensured that the matches ended at an appropriate time.
The IPL has been particularly severely criticized for having long matches due to slow pace. There were cases where teams took more than 4 hours to complete the proceedings.
‘If the IPL were to adopt the one idea of The Hundred, namely to punish the field if they are too slow, with field placement, it would make a difference in any game. So maybe this is one of the good ideas from The Hundred, ” Gower tells Cricket.com
Gower also suggested that the fines of players for slow rates are not as effective as players earn a lot these days. The former English captain felt there had to be other ways to keep up with teams to maintain the rates.
‘I do not get too upset about too high rates. But it would be nice if people could stay with the overprices. There is no easy answer. They have tried to fine people a fine, but these days it seems like the strange money that is disappearing does not make much difference to players who have already been paid incredibly well. Maybe this point thing is valid. Maybe you should fine the teams in a way that works, ‘ Gower added.
The second leg of IPL 2021 resumes on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) take on the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai.