IPL plans to break up 'strategy breaks'

Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 11:11 [IST]
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Durban: Strategy breaks which drew flak from every corners is now under scrutiny of IPL.

IPL boss Lalit Modi hinted that 15-minute strategy break could be reduced to 10 minutes for the semifinal and final matches in the current season.

He said instead of having one seven-and-a-half-minute interruption after the 10 over, it would be two two-and-a-half minute breaks in an innings, the second of which would be decided by the fielding side.

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"It's not frozen yet but we are looking at two aspects. There will be two two-and-a-half-minutes breaks per innings, so the break in all during an innings will be of five minutes.

"The first two-and-a-half-minute break will be just after the powerplay (6 overs) and the second to be taken by the fielding side at any time," Modi said.

Modi defended startegy breaks as something as part of every sport and there is nothing new about it.

"It happens in every sport, there is a strategy break and everything. But 7.5 minutes may look like a bit longer, so we are seeing how we can reduce it down to five minutes," Modi told NDTV.


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