Match Playing Conditions
1. Law 1 - The Players
1.1 Law 1.1 - Number of Players
Law 1.1 shall be replaced by the following: A match is played between two sides. Each side shall consist of 11 players, one of whom shall be captain.
1.2 Law 1.2 - Nomination of Players
Law 1.2 shall be replaced by the following:
1.2.1 Each captain shall nominate 11 players plus a maximum of 4 substitute fielders in writing to the IPL Match Referee before the toss. No player (member of the playing eleven) may be changed after the nomination without the consent of the opposing captain.
1.2.2 Only those nominated as substitute fielders shall be entitled to act as substitute fielders during the match, unless the match referee, in exceptional circumstances, allows subsequent additions.
1.2.3 All those nominated including those nominated as substitute fielders, must be eligible to play for that particular team and have been included in the team’s registered squad of players as announced to BCCI per the Player Regulations and by such nomination the nominees shall warrant that they are so eligible.
1.2.4 In addition, by their nomination, the nominees shall be deemed to have agreed to abide by all the applicable IPL Regulations and in particular, the Clothing and Equipment Regulations, the Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials (hereafter referred to as the IPL Code of Conduct), the IPL Anti-Racism Code for Players and Team Officials, the BCCI Anti-Doping Code and the IPL Anti-Corruption Code for Players and Team Officials.
1.2.5 Each team may not name more than 4 Overseas players (as defined in the IPL Player Regulations) in its starting XI for any match.
1.2.6 A team may not have more than 4 Overseas players on the field of play at any time during any Match. Thus, if the team names the maximum 4 Overseas players in its starting XI, an Overseas player may only take the field as a substitute fielder if the player that he is replacing is an Overseas player. If the team names less than 4 Overseas players in its starting XI, Overseas players may only enter the field of play as substitute fielders to the extent that by doing so, they do not take the total number of Overseas players representing that team on the field to more than 4.
1.3 Law 1.3 – Captain
The following shall apply in addition to Law 1.3 (a): The deputy must be one of the nominated members of the playing eleven.