Pro Kabaddi League Rule Change: The ninth season of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is being played and this time some new things will be seen. Major changes have been made in the rules of the league, due to which the teams are going to benefit a lot. Teams will now get a chance to choose more players for the match, while there have been major changes in the rules of substitution. Let us know which rules were changed in season 9 and what difference will they make.
Disputed lobby out rule discharged
The rule of lobby out was very much discussed last season when the entire team of Bengaluru Bulls was out in a single raid due to this. The law of the lobby was such that if the raider touched someone, the players could go in it, but if the raider went without touching it, he would be out and the defenders who went after him would also be out. Now this rule has been abolished. If the raider enters the lobby without a touch, the raid will be considered finished and the defenders will not be out.
Teams will be able to choose two additional players
Till last season, teams used to name 12 players in the team sheet, out of which seven were part of the starting seven. However, now teams have got the freedom to choose 14 players, which means that there will be more options for substitution.
Teams also got more discount in substituting
Earlier, teams used to get a total of six substitutions, five of them during the match and one in half time. However, now teams will be able to make eight substitutions in total. In addition to the earlier rules, substitutions can now be made during the time out as well.