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Chris Gayle’s onslaughts force a change in IPL rules to make it a level-playing field for teams facing RCB

Chris Gayle's onslaughts force a change in IPL rules to make it a level-playing field for teams facing RCB

The normally smiling Chris Gayle was not too pleased on hearing the change in the rules to counter his brilliance with the bat © Getty Images

By Rahul Roushan

Please note this is a humour article – work of pure fiction 

After what Chris Gayle did to Pune in Bangalore on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to make the Indian Premier League (IPL) an evenly-contested tournament and give level playing field to the rival team by giving one over of batting by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) powerhouse.

“The rival team will bat only for 19 overs and the last over — we are calling it the Gayle Equalizer — will be given to Chris Gayle so that some respect and sense is retained in the final scorecard,” IPL chief Rajiv Shukla announced.

Gayle could also be asked to give some smiles to the bowlers of the rival team to distribute smiles evenly
Sources confirm that the Gayle Equalizer has been introduced so that IPL doesn’t come under the scanner of the Competition Commission of India as Gayle’s batting makes a mockery of a healthy competition.

“There was a lurking danger that IPL could be dragged to the courts for monopolistic and restrictive trade policies that arise due to Gayle’s batting. IPL didn’t want another government body running for its neck after receiving income tax notices,” a BCCI source revealed.

However, experts believe that all this is a smokescreen and BCCI has introduced this new feature for making IPL more attractive and lucrative.

“All this talk of restrictive and monopolistic trade practice is bullshit,” a corporate affairs expert claimed, “Chris Gayle’s acts could be either termed ‘Act of Sir Jadeja Sachin God’ or ‘Force Majeure’ such as GayleStorm gale storms, for which no legal liability can be imposed.

“People will die to see an extra over of Gayle’s batting and this will only push up IPL’s TV ratings,” the expert further claimed, “And they will surely earn extra by selling sponsorship rights for the Gayle Equalizer; electronics company GE [General Electric] will be approached I guess.”

Experts predict that this is just the beginning and IPL may introduce a mandatory over of Gayle’s batting in each and every IPL match, so that the West Indian batsman’s full potential is realised before he turns 40 or decides to retire.

(Rahul Roushan, is a graduate from IIM Ahmedabad, who goes by the name of “Pagal Patrakar” (that’s “Crazy Journalist” in Hindi). He is the Managing Editor of Faking News. Rahul says for him, “satire is an attempt to point out shortcomings or oddities in our society, ideally with a message and intent for betterment, in a non-hostile manner and without sounding overtly accusative or pontificating.” The above post has been reproduced with permission from www.fakingnews.com)

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