5 Things other T20 leagues copied from Indian Premier League (IPL)

5 Things other T20 leagues copied from Indian Premier League (IPL)

Many IPL ideas and concepts became so much popular over the years that many above mentioned leagues are trying to implement them in their competition as well.

IPL Auction
IPL Auction (Photo Source: Twitter)

For more than a decade now, Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a guiding light for all the other T20 leagues around the world. Whatever IPL does, it becomes an instant hit among the Indian cricketing fans as well as its followers around the globe. Over twelve years, IPL has given many innovative ideas to expand the extravaganza of the shortest format of cricket to the ever-expanding world of T20 leagues.

Since the inception of IPL in 2008, many cricketing nations launched their very own T20 leagues. Nowadays there are as many as seven popular leagues around the world which include Big Bash League (BBL) from Australia, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) from West Indies, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Mzansi Super League (MSL) from South Africa, Pakistan Super League (PSL), Super Smash from New Zealand and T20 Blast from England and Wales.

Many IPL ideas and concepts became so much popular over the years that many above mentioned leagues are trying to implement them in their competition as well.

In this article, we will take a look at those five unique concepts which the IPL introduced in the cricketing world:

1. Strategic Time-outs

IPL strategic time-out
IPL strategic time-out. (Photo Source: Twitter)

When Indian Premier League (IPL) introduced mid-innings time-outs to farm new strategies for the teams, the concept was welcomed by many but at the same time criticised by some former cricketers. Ultimately, the players liked the idea and accepted this new concept with open arms for the betterment of their side in a tensed match.

This time around the Australian T20 competition, the Big Bash League (BBL) has also introduced the strategic time-outs in their lucrative tournament. This is a hugely welcome step to this unique concept where the quick-thinking skills of the coaching staff of various franchises are tested in crunch situations. These time-outs play hue roles in changing the course of the match in such a short period of break.

In IPL, there are a total of four time-outs in a match. Two each for both the side, once while batting and the other while bowling. Whereas in BBL, the format is a bit different. There are only two time-outs in a match instead of four. Only a batting side can take a single time-out in between the overs 7 to 13. This is a big welcome step to this time-out concept and we hope in near future other T20 leagues around the world will follow the footsteps of IPL and BBL.

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