IPL introduces new rules - teams can now announce their elevens after the toss, reducing the impact of dew and potentially leading to fairer results.

The two captains will walk in with two different team sheets and hand over their final XI after they get to know whether they are about to bat or bowl first.

This move follows the SA20, which allowed teams to pick their best squads based on what they are going to do first.

Only four fielders will be allowed outside the 30 yard circle for teams as a penalty for every over not completed in allocated time.

Unfair movements of the fielder and the wicketkeeper is also set to be penalized.

The 2023 season of the IPL begins on March 31 with champions Gujarat Titans facing Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural game.

The tournament has returned to the home and away format for the first time since 2019.

The IPL has been heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in recent years, with the 2020 season held in a bio-bubble in the UAE.

The 2021 season had to be abandoned midway due to the deadly second wave of the pandemic in India.

With the introduction of new rules, the IPL aims to provide fairer playing conditions and more exciting matches for fans.