Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly left in anger after confusion over IPL rule. Explain

Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly left in anger after confusion over IPL rule.  Explain

Ricky Ponting speaks to the fourth umpire during IPL 2024 match© X (formerly Twitter)

The IPL 2024 match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals on Thursday saw a disruption in proceedings due to confusion over tournament rules regarding the use of a foreign player as a replacement player. DC Head Coach Ricky Ponting and Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly were seen arguing with the fourth official when RR decided to field Rovman Powell as a substitute defensive player. RR started the match with three foreign players – If butler, Shimron HetmyerAnd Trent Boult – and decided to bring Heard Burger as an impact player in place of Hetmyer.

However, controversy arose when they brought in Rovman Powell as a replacement defender and the DC camp pointed out that this meant RR ended up using five foreign players in the match.

A look at what the IPL rules say –

RULE 1.2.5 Each team cannot name more than 4 foreign players (as defined in the IPL Player Regulations) in its starting XI for any match. RULER

RULE 1.2.6 A team cannot have more than 4 foreign players on the field at any time during a match. Thus, if the team names a maximum of 4 overseas players in its starting lineup, an overseas player will only be able to enter the field as a substitute defensive player if the player he is replacing is a player overseas. If the team names less than 4 foreign players in its starting lineup, the foreign players may only enter the field as substitute defensive players to the extent that, in doing so, they do not take up the total number of players foreigners representing this team on the field. more than 4.

Riyan Parag smashed a 45-ball 84 as Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Capitals by 12 runs.

Sent into bat, Parag hit seven fours and six sixes en route to his highest IPL score as RR recovered from 36 for 3 in the eighth over to post a challenging 185 for 5.

In response, opener David Warner made a 34-ball 49, but DC collapsed under pressure and the bowlers produced a clinical display.

Tristan Stubbs (44th, not eliminated) tried his luck but it was too little, too late.

Nandre Burger (2/29) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/19) picked up two wickets each. Avesh Khan (1/29) also did well.

Earlier, Parag added 54 with Ravichandran Ashwin, who smashed three sixes en route to a 19-ball 29. Parag also shared 52 runs with Dhruv Jurel (20) and another 43 with Shimron Hetmyer (14 not out).

(With PTI inputs)

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