Highlights of the IPL 2023 Opening ritual: The IPL 2023 kicked off on Friday with a grand opening ritual at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The IPL 2023 season kicked off on Friday with a grand opening event at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. Arijit Singh opened the proceedings with a melodious musical show. Tamannaah Bhatia and Rashmika Mandanna then performed dance appearances. Finally, fans saw Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya and CSK captain MS Dhoni as they were called onto the stage.
Playing XIs called After Toss: In the 16th edition of the league, the playing XIs would be called after the toss. Previously, the leaders of both teams would hand over their team sheets to the match referee before the toss. This would never happen again.
Impact Player: The ‘Impact Player’ rule allows teams to substitute a player into the starting XI at any time during the competition. The substitute player can bat, bowl, and field, but he or she cannot captain the squad.