TWENTY20 PLAYING CONDITIONS
Except as varied hereunder the Laws of Cricket (2000 Code 4th Edition - 2010) shall apply.
Note: All references to 'Governing Body' within the Laws of Cricket shall be replaced by "BCCI Match Referee".
Law 1.1 -Number of Players
Law1.1 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.
- 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 BCCI 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 cat 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 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 BCCI Regulations pertaining to domestic cricket and in particular to BCCI Code of Conduct.
- 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.
2.1. Substitutes and Runners
Law 2.1(a)(ii) 2.7 and 2.8 shall not apply. A runner for a batsman when batting is not permitted.
Law 2.1(b)shall be amended as follows:
The umpires shall have discretion to allow, for other wholly acceptable reasons, a substitute fielder to act for a nominated player at the start of the match, or at any subsequent time.
2.2 Law 2.5-Fielder absent or leaving the field
Law 2.5 shall be replaced by the following:
lf a fielder fails to take the field with his side at the start of the match or at any later time, or leaves the field during a session of play, the umpire shall be informed of the reason for his absence, and he shall not thereafter come on to the field during a session of play without the consent of the umpire. The umpire shall give such consent as soon as practicable.
If the player is absent from the field for longer than 8 minutes:
2.2.1 the player shall not be permitted to bowl in that innings after his return until he has been on the field for at Ieast that length of playing time for which he was absent.
2.2.2 the player shall not be permitted to bat unless or until, in the aggregate, he has returned to the field and/or his side's innings has been in progress for at least that length of playing time for which he has been absent or, if earlier, when his side has lost five wickets.
The restriction in Clauses 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 above shall not apply if the player has suffered an external blow (as opposed to an internal injury such as a pulled muscle) whilst participating earlier in the match and consequently been forced to leave the field. Nor shall it apply lf the player has been absent for very exceptional and wholly acceptable reasons (other than injury or illness).
In the event of a fieldsman already being off the field at the commencement of an interruption in play through ground, weather or light conditions or for other exceptional circumstances, he shall be allowed to count any such stoppage time as playing time, provided that he personally informs the umpires when he is fit enough to take the field had play been in progress. Similarly, if at the commencement of an interruption in play through ground, weather or light conditions or for other exceptional circumstances, a player is on the field but still has some unexpired penalty time remaining from a previous absence, he shall automatically be allowed to count any such stoppage time as playing time.
2.2.3. Substitute fielders shall only be permitted in cases of injury, illness or other wholly acceptable reasons. 'Wholly acceptable reasons' should be limited to extreme circumstances and should not include what is commonly referred to as a 'comfort break.'
Note: Squad members of the fielding or batting team who are not playing in the match and who are not acting as substitute fielders shall be required to wear a team training bib whilst on the playing area (including the area between the boundary and the perimeter fencing).
- Law 3.1 -Appointment and attendance
Law 3.1 shall be replaced by the following:
The following rules for the selection and appointment of umpires shall be followed as far as it is practicable to do so:
- 3.1.1 Umpires will be appointed based on neutrality as far as possible.
- 3.1.2 Neutrality would mean umpire from the zone other than the zone of the teams involved in the match.
- 3.1.3 For knock out matches appointment of neutral umpires may be dispensed with if ICC panel umpires are posted.
- 3.1.4 Neither team shall have a right of objection to an umpire's appointment.
- 3.1.5 The umpires shall be present at the ground at least two hours before the scheduled start of play.
- Third Umpires/TV RepIays
The following shall apply in addition to Clause 3.1: (only for matches which have live or delayed telecast of matches)
- 3.2.1 General
(a) Where ever there is provision for live or delayed telecast BCCI will appoint a third umpire.
(b) The host association will ensure a separate room is provided for the third umpire and that he has access to a television monitor and direct sound link with the television control unit director to facilitate as many replays as is necessary to assist him in making a decision.
(c) In the circumstances detailed in Clauses 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4 and 3.2.5 below, the on-field umpire has the discretion whether or not to refer the appeal to the third umpire for a decision and should take a common sense approach. Players may not appeal to the umpire to use the replay system - breach of this provision would constitute dissent and the player could be liable for discipline under the BCCI Code of Conduct.
(d) The third umpire shall call for as many replays from any camera angle as is necessary to reach a decision. As a guide, a decision should be made within 30 seconds whenever possible, but the third umpire shall have discretion to take more time in order to finalise a decision.
(e) Where there is no live or delayed telecast, but the match is covered by static cameras by BCCI, if possible umpire coach would be asked to act as TV umpire by BCCI and on request by field umpire, convey the decision as per 3.2.2 only.
- 3.2.2 Run Out, Stumping and Hit Wicket Decisions
(a) The on-field umpire shall be entitled to refer an appeal for a run-out, stumping or hit-wicket to the third umpire.
(b) An on-field umpire wishing to refer a decision to the third umpire shall signal to the third umpire by making the shape of a TV screen with his hands.
(c) If the third umpire decides the batsman is out a red light is displayed; a green light means not-out. Should the third umpire be temporarily unable to respond, a white light (where available) will remain illuminated throughout the period of interruption to signify to the on-field umpires that the TV replay system is temporarily unavailable, in which case the decision will be taken by the on-field umpire. (Where available and as an alternative to the red/green light system, the big replay screen may be used for the purpose of conveying the third umpire's decision). When umpire coaches act as TV umpires as in 3.2.1.e above, lights will be substituted with red, green and white flags to communicate the decision.
(d) When reviewing the TV replay(s), if the third umpire finds the batsman has been bowled rather than hit wicket or stumped, he shall indicate that the batsman was dismissed.
- 3.2.3 Caught Decisions
The on-field umpire shall be entitled to refer an appeal for a caught decision to the third umpire in the following circumstances:
- 22.214.171.124 Clean catches
(a) Should the bowler's end umpire be unable to decide whether or not a catch was taken cleanly, he shall first consult with the square leg umpire.
(b) Should both umpires be unable to make a decision, they may consult by two-way radio with the 3rd umpire. Following such consultation, the final decision will be made and given by the bowler's end umpire, who will take into account the on-field umpires' initial views and any other advice received from the 3rd umpire.
(c) The third umpire has to determine whether the batsman has been caught. However, when reviewing the television replay(s), if it is clear to the third umpire that the batsman did not hit the ball, he shall indicate that the batsman is not out. See also paragraph 3.2.6 below.
(d) The final decision will be indicated in the normal fashion by the bowler's end umpire.
- 126.96.36.199 Bump Ball
(a) Should the bowler's end umpire be unable to decide whether a catch was taken from a bump ball or not, he shall first consult with the square leg umpire.
(b) Should both on-field umpires be unable to make a decision, the bowler's end umpire shall be entitled to refer the decision to the third umpire to review a T\/ replay(s) of the batsman's stroke as in Clause 3.2.2(b).
c) The third umpire has to determine whether the ball was a bump ball or not. However, when reviewing the television replays (s), if it is clear to the third umpire that the batsman did not hit the ball he shall indicate that the batsman is not out. See also paragraph 3.2.6 below.
d) The third umpire shall communicate his decision by the system as in Clause 3.2.2(c).
- 188.8.131.52 Clean catches
- 3.2.4 Boundary Decisions
(a) The on-field umpire shall be entitled to refer to the third umpire for a decision about whether the fieldsman had any part of his person in contact with the ball when he touched or crossed the boundary line or whether a four or six had been scored. A decision is to be made immediately and cannot be changed thereafter.
(b) An on-field umpire wishing the assistance of the third umpire in these circumstances shall communicate with the third umpire by use of a two-way radio and the third umpire will convey his decision to the on-field umpire by this method.
(c) The third umpire may initiate contact with the on-field umpire by two-way radio if TV overage shows a boundary line infringement or incident that appears not to have Been acted upon by the on-field umpires.
- 3.2.5 Obstructing the Field
184.108.40.206 Following an appeal from the fielding side, the on-field umpire shall be entitled to consult with the third umpire if he feels that the batsman, in running between the wickets, may have significantly changed his direction
(refer clause 37).
220.127.116.11 Such consultation shall be initiated by the on-field umpire and will be done to help him decide the extent of any change in direction and whether the obstruction was willful or not.
18.104.22.168 Following such consultation with the third umpire, the final decision shall be indicated in the normal fashion by the relevant on-field umpire.
- 3.2.6 Batsmen Running to the Same End
(a) In the event of both batsmen running to the same end and the umpires are uncertain over which batsman made his ground first, the on-field umpire may refer the decision to the third umpire.
(b) The procedure in Clause 3.2.4 (b) shall apply.
- 3.2.7No Balls
Following any mode of dismissal that is not permitted off a no-ball (whether the subject of a referral /consultation under this system or not), if the on-field umpire is uncertain as the fairness of the delivery (foot-fault only), he shall be entitled to request the batsman to delay leaving the field and to check the fairness of the delivery (foot-fault only) with the third umpire. Consultation with the third umpire shall be by way of two way radio. If the delivery was not a fair delivery (foot-fault only), the on-field umpire shall indicate that the batsman is not-out and signal no-ball.
- 3.2.1 General
- 3.3 Law 3.2 - Change of Umpire
Law 3.2 will be replaced by the following:
- 3.3.1 An umpire shall not be changed during the match, other than in exceptional circumstances, unless he is injured or ill.
- 3.4 Law 3.4 - To inform captains and scorers
In addition to Law 3.4 (i)
The host association shall provide for the ringing of a bell, which shall be rung 5 minutes before the termination of an interval, when the umpires shall go to the wickets.
- 3.5 Law 3.8 - Fitness for play
Law 3.9 - Suspension of play for in dangerous and unreasonable conditions
- 3.5.1 The safety of all persons within the ground is of paramount importance to the BCCI. In the event that any threatening circumstance, whether actual or perceived, comes to the attention of any umpire (including for example weather, pitch invasions, act of God, etc. See also clauses 3.5.5 and 3.5.6 below), then the players and officials should immediately be asked to leave the field of play in a safe and orderly manner and to relocate to a secure and safe area (depending on each particular threat) pending the satisfactory passing or resolution of such threat or risk to the reasonable satisfaction of the umpires, BCCI Match Referee, the head of the relevant ground authority, the head of ground security and/or the police as the circumstances may require.
- 3.5.2 The umpires shall be the sole judges of the fitness of the ground, weather and light for play.
See 3.5.3 below and Law 7.2 (Fitness of the pitch for play).
- 3.5.3 Suspension of play for adverse conditions of ground, weather or light
(a) All references to ground include the pitch. See Law 7.1 (Area of pitch).
(b) If at any time the umpires together agree that the conditions of ground, weather or light are so bad that there is obvious and foreseeable risk to the safety of any player or umpire, so that it would be unreasonable or dangerous for play to take place, then they shall immediately suspend play, or not allow play to commence or to restart. The decision as to whether conditions are so bad as to warrant such action is one for the umpires alone to make.
The fact that the grass and the ball are wet and slippery does not warrant the ground conditions being regarded as unreasonable or dangerous. If the umpires consider the ground is so wet or slippery as to deprive the bowler of a reasonable foothold, the fielders of the power of free movement, or the batsmen of the ability to play their strokes or to run between the wickets, then these conditions shall be regarded as so bad that it would be unreasonable for play to take place.
The Umpires shall disregard any shadow on the pitch from the stadium or from any permanent object on the ground.
(c) When there is a suspension of play it is the responsibility of the umpires to monitor the conditions. They shall make inspections as often as appropriate. Immediately the umpires together agree that conditions are suitable for play they shall call upon the players to resume the game.
(d) If play is in progress up to the start of an agreed interval then it will resume after the interval unless the umpires together agree that the conditions of ground, weather or light are so bad that there is obvious and foreseeable risk to the safety of any player or umpire, so that it would be unreasonable or dangerous for play to take place.
- 3.5.4 If a shadow from the fielder falls across the striker's half of the pitch, the fielder must remain stationary from the time the bowler commences his run up until the striker has received the ball. In the event of a fielder moving before the striker receives the ball, the umpire shall call and signal 'dead ball' if he considers the striker has been disadvantaged by the action.
- 3.5.5 Play may be suspended due to safety and security concerns by the umpires on the advice of the BCCI Match Referee, the head of the relevant ground authority, the head of ground security or the police.
- 3.5.6Where play is suspended under Clause 3.5. above the decision to abandon or resume play shall be the responsibility of the BCCI Match Referee who shall act only after consultation with the head of ground security and the police.
Laws 3.8 & 3.9 shall be replaced by:
- 3.6 Light Meters (Refer to Appendix-B in multi day section)
- 3.6.1 It is the responsibility of the host association to supply light meters to the match officials to be used in accordance with these playing conditions.
- 3.6.2All light meters shall be uniformly calibrated.
- 3.6.3The umpires shall be entitled to use light meter readings as a guideline for determining whether the light is unfit/fit for play.
- 3.6.4Light meter readings may accordingly be used by the umpires:
(a) To determine whether there has been at any stage a deterioration or improvement in the light.
(b) As benchmarks for the remainder of a stoppage and the match.
- 3.7 Use of Artificial lights
Artificial light shall not be used in day matches. In day-night matches, BCCI Match Referee and Umpires in consultation with Host Association will decide when the artificial lights will be switched on. However if in the opinion of umpires, natural light is deteriorating to an unfit level, they will authorize the lights to be switched on earlier. In the event of power failure or lights malfunction, the provisions relating to the delay or interruption of play due to bad weather or light shall apply.
- 3.8 Day Night matches
- 3.8.1 Pads and players' and umpires' clothing shall be coloured.
- 3.8.2Sight screens will be black.
Law 4 shall apply.
Law 6.2 to 6.6 shall be replaced by:
- 6.2 Width and length
The bat overall shall not be more than 38 inches/96.5 cm in length. The blade of the bat shall be made solely of wood and shall not exceed 4 1â„4 in/10.8 cm at the widest part. The blade of the bat shall have a conventional 'flat' face.
- 6.3 Covering the blade
- The blade may be covered with material for protection, strengthening or repair. Such material shall not exceed
1/16 in/1.56 mm in thickness.
6.4 Law 6.8 shall apply subject to the following:
Law 6.8 (b) (iv) shall be replaced by:
(iv) any additional materials permitted under 6.3 above
- 7.1 Law 7.3 - Selection and preparation
The following will apply in addition to Law 7.3
- 7.1.1 The ground staff shall ensure that during the period prior to the start of play and during intervals, the pitch area shall be roped off so as to prevent unauthorised access. (The pitch area shall include an area at least 2 metres beyond the rectangle made by the crease markings at both ends of the pitch).
- 7.1.2The Match Referee shall ensure that, prior to the start of play and during any intervals, only authorised ground staff, the
match officials, players, team coaches and authorised television personnel shall be allowed access to the pitch area.
Such access shall be subject to the following limitations:
(a) Only captains and team coaches may walk on the actual playing surface of the pitch area (outside of the crease markings).
(b) Access to the pitch area by television personnel shall be restricted to one camera crew (including one or two television commentators) of the official licensed television broadcaster(s) (but not news crews).
(c) No spiked footwear shall be permitted.
(d) No one shall be permitted to bounce a ball on the pitch, strike it with a bat or cause damage to the pitch in any other way.
(e) Access shall not interface with pitch preparation.
- 7.1.3In the event of any dispute, the BCCI Match Referee will rule and his ruling will be final.
- 7.2 Law 7.4 - Changing the pitch
Law 7.4 shall be replaced by the following:
- 7.2.1 In the event of a pitch being considered too dangerous for play to continue in the estimation of the on-field umpires, they shall stop play and immediately advise the BCCI Match Referee.
- 7.2.2 The on-field umpires and BCCI Match Referee shall consult with both captains.
- 7.2.3 If the captains agree to continue, play shall resume.
- 7.2.4 If the decision is not to resume play, the on-field umpires shall consider one of the options in the following
(a) whether the existing pitch can be repaired. Repair work will only be considered if there has been malicious damage to a non-crucial part of the pitch;
(b) whether the alternative pitch can be used.
(c) whether the match has to be abandoned.
- 7.2.5 When such a decision is made, the ground authority shall make a public announcement as soon as possible following that decision.
- 7.2.6In the event of a decision being taken in favour of Clauses 7.2.4 (a) or 7.2.4 (b) above, the supervision of the remedial or new preparatory work shall be the responsibility of the on-field umpires and the representative of the ground authority.
- 7.2.7The rescheduled starting time and the rescheduled cessation time, together with any makeup procedures herein provided, shall be the responsibility of the on-field umpires.
- 7.2.8In the event that the existing pitch can be made playable after suitable remedial work in Clause 7.2.4 (a) above, the match shall continue from the point stopped. The playing time lost between the stoppage time of the match and the actual restart time of the match will be covered by the provisions of clause 12 and 16.
- 7.2.9If a new pitch is prepared as in Clause 7.2.4 (b) above, the match shall be restarted from the first ball (but see Clause 7.2.7 above). The playing time lost between the scheduled start time of the original match and the actual start time of the new match will be covered by the provisions of clause 12 and 16 below.
- 7.2.10 If the decision is that the existing pitch cannot be repaired, then the match is to be abandoned with the following consequences:
(a) In the event of the required number of overs to constitute a match having been completed at the time the match is abandoned, the result shall be determined according to the provisions of clause 21.7.2.
(b) In the event of the required number of overs to constitute a match not having been completed, the match will be abandoned as a no result.
- 7.2.11If the decision is to abandon the match as in Clause 7.2.4 (c) above, the relevant officials from the tournament Committee shall agree on whether the match can be replayed within the existing scheduled.
- 7.3 Law 7.5-Non-turf pitches
Law 7.5 shall not apply.
All matches shall be played on natural turf Pitches. The use of PVA and other adhesive in the preparation of pitches is not permitted.
- 8.1 Law 8.2-Size of stumps
The following shall apply in addition to Law 8.2:
For televised matches the Host Association may provide a slightly larger cylindrical stump to accommodate the stump camera. When the larger stump is used, all three stumps must be exactly the same size.
- 9.1 Law 9.3-The Popping Crease
Law 9.3 shall apply, except that the reference to 'a minimum of 6 ft' shall be replaced by 'a minimum of 1 5 yards (1 3.71 metres)'.
- 9.2 Additional Crease Markings
The following shall apply in addition to Law 9:
As a guideline to the umpires for the calling of wides on the offside the crease markings detailed in Appendix D shall be marked in white at each end of the pitch.
10.1 Law 10.1-Rolling
The following shall apply in addition to Law 10.1:
10.1.1 Prior to tossing for choice of innings the artificial drying of the pitch and outfield shall be at the discretion of the ground curator. Thereafter and throughout the match the drying of the outfield may be undertaken at any time by the ground curator, but the drying of the affected area of the pitch shall be carried out only on the instructions and under the supervision of the umpires. The umpires shall be empowered to have the pitch dried without reference to the captains at any time they are of the opinion that it is unfit for play.
10.1.2 The umpires may instruct the ground curator to use any available equipment, including any roller for the purpose of drying the pitch and making it fit for play.
10.1.3 An absorbent roller may be used to remove water from the covers including the cover on the match pitch.
10.2 Law10.6-Maintenance of footholes
The following shall apply in addition to Law10.6:
The umpires shall see that wherever possible and whenever it is considered necessary, action is taken during all intervals in play to do whatever is practicable to improve the bowler's foot holes.
10.3 Protection and preparation of adjacent pitches during matches
The protection (by way of an appropriate cover) and preparation of pitches which are adjacent to the match pitch will be permitted during the match subject to the following:
10.3.1 Such measures will only be possible if requested by the ground curator and approved by the umpires before the start of the match.
10.3.2 Approval should only be granted where such measures are unavoidable and will not compromise the safety of the players or their ability to execute their actions with complete freedom.
10.3.3 The preparation work shall be carried out under the supervision of the umpires.
10.3.4 Any necessary watering shall be carried out only to the extent necessary for such preparations and shall not be permitted in circumstances which may in any way affect the match pitch.
10.3.5 The consent of the captains is not required but the umpires shall advise both captains and the BCCI Match Referee before the start of the match on what has been agreed.
11.1 Law11.1- Before the Match
The following shall apply in addition to Law 11.1:
The pitch shall be entirely protected against rain up to commencement of play.
11.2 Law 11 .2 - During the match
Law 11.2 shall be replaced by the following:
The pitch shall be entirely protected against rain up to the commencement of play and for the duration of the period of the match. The covers must totally protect the pitch and also the pitch surroundings, a minimum 5 metres either side of the pitch and any worn or soft areas in the outfield.
11.3 Law 11.3 - Covering bowlers' run ups
Law 11.3 shall be replaced by the following:
The bowler's run-ups shall be covered to a distance of at least 10 x 10 metres.
11.4 Law 11.4-Removal of covers
Law 11.4 shall be replaced by the following:
All covers (including "hessian" or "scrim" covers used to protect the pitch against the sun) shall be removed not later than 21/2 hours before the scheduled start of play provided it is not raining at the time, but the pitch will be covered again if rain falls prior to the commencement of play. Attention is drawn to Clause 3.5 and 10.3 above
In case of inclement weather and seasonal problems like fog, heavy dew etc. the grounds man maybe instructed by umpires as to when and how to remove the covers and umpires may also specify the time of removing and placing back the covers.
Law 12 shall apply subject to the following (see also clauses 15 and 16 below):
12.1 Law 12.1 - Number of innings
Law 12.1 shall be replaced by the following:
All matches will consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to a maximum of 20 overs. All matches shall be of one day's scheduled duration. Twenty20 Match Standard Playing Conditions Domestic Cricket
12.2 Law12.2-Alternate innings
Law 12.2 shall not apply.
12.3 Law123-Completed innings
Law12.3(c),(d) and (e) (iii) shall not apply.
12.4 Length of lnnings
12.4.1 Uninterrupted Matches
a) Each team shall bat for 20 overs unless all out earlier.
b) lf the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for cessation of the first innings, play shall continue until the required number of overs has been bowled. The interval shall not be extended and the second session shall commence at the schedule time. The team batting second shall receive its full quota of 20 overs irrespective of the number of overs it bowled in the scheduled time for the cessation of the first innings.
c) If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 20 overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for 20 overs.
d) If the team fielding second fails to bowl 20 overs by the scheduled cessation time, the hours of play shall be extended until the required number of overs has been bowled or a result is achieved.
e) Penalties shall apply for slow over rates (refer BCCI Code of Conduct )
12.4.2 Delayed or Interrupted Matches
a) Delay or Interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting First
(see Appendix A)
(i) When playing time has been lost the revised number of overs to be bowled in the match shall be based on a rate of 15 overs per hour in the total remaining time available for play.
(ii) The revision of the number of overs should ensure, whenever possible, that both teams have the opportunity of batting for the same number of overs. The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs. To constitute a match, a minimum of 5 overs have to be bowled to the side batting second, subject to a result not being achieved earlier.
(iii) As soon as the total minutes of playing time remaining is less than the completed overs faced by Team 1 multiplied by 4, then the first inning is terminated and the provisions of 12.4.2 b) below take effect.
(iv) A fixed time will be specified for the commencement of the interval, and also the close of play for the match, by applying a rate of 15 overs per hour. When calculating the length of playing time available for the match, or the length of either innings, the timing and duration of all relative delays, extensions in playing hours, interruptions in play, and the interval will be taken into consideration. This calculation must not cause the match to finish earlier than the original time for cessation of play on the final scheduled day for play. If required the original time shall be extended to allow for one extra over for each team.
(v) If the team fielding first fails to bowl the revised number of overs by the specified time, play shall continue until the required number of overs have been bowled or the innings is completed.
(vi) Penalties shall apply for slow over rates (refer to BCCI Code of Conduct).
b) Delay or Interruption to the innings of the Team Batting Second (see Appendix B)
(i) When playing time has been lost and, as a result it is not possible for the team batting second to have the opportunity of receiving its allocated, or revised allocation of overs in the playing time available, the number of overs shall be reduced at a rate of 15 overs per hour in respect of the lost playing time. Should the calculations result in a fraction of an over the fraction shall be ignored.
(ii) In addition, should the innings of the team batting first have been completed prior to the scheduled, or re-scheduled time for the commencement of the interval, then any calculation relating to the revision of overs shall not be effective until an amount of time equivalent to that by which the second innings started early has elapsed.
(iii) To constitute a match, a minimum of 5 overs have to be bowled to the team batting second subject to a result not being achieved earlier.
(iv) The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs.
(v) A fixed time will be specified for the close of play by applying a rate of 15 overs per hour. The timing and duration of all relative delays, extensions in playing hours and interruptions in play, will be taken into consideration in specifying this time.
(vi) If the team fielding second fails to bowl the revised overs by the scheduled or re-scheduled close of play, the hours of play shall be extended until the overs have been bowled or a result achieved.
(vii) Penalties shall apply for slow over rates (refer to BCCI Code of Conduct)
12.5 Number of Overs per Bowler
No bowler shall bowl more than 4 overs in an innings.
In a delayed or interrupted match where the overs are reduced for both teams or for the team bowling second no bowler may bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs allowed.
Where the total overs are not divisible by 5, one additional over shall be allowed to the maximum number per bowler necessary to make up the balance.
In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over the remaining balls will be allowed by another bowler. Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler's limit is concerned.
The score board shall show the total number of overs bowled and the number of overs bowled by each bowler.
12.6 Law 12.4 - The toss
Law 12.4 shall be replaced by the following:
The captains shall toss for the choice of innings, on the field of play and in the presence of the BCCI Match Referee, who shall supervise the toss. The toss shall take place not earlier than 30 minutes, nor later than 15 minutes before the scheduled or any rescheduled time for the match to start.
Note, however the provisions of Law 1.3 (Captain).
Note: Law 12.5 requiring the captain of the side winning the toss to notify the opposing captain as soon as the toss is completed of his decision to bat or to field shall apply.
- Law 13 shall not apply.
- Law 14 shall not apply.
Law 15 shall apply subject to the following:
15.1 Law 15.5 - Changing agreed times for intervals - Interval between Innings
If the innings of the team batting first is completed prior to the scheduled time for the interval, the interval shall take place immediately and the innings of the team batting second will commence correspondingly earlier. In circumstances where the side bowling first has not completed the allotted number of overs by the scheduled or rescheduled cessation time for the first innings, the umpires shall reduce the length of the interval by the amount of time that the first innings over-ran. The minimum time for the interval will be 10 minutes. However, following a lengthy delay or interruption prior to the completion of the innings of the team batting first, the Match Referee may, at his discretion, reduce the interval between innings from 20 minutes to not less than 10 minutes.
Such discretion should only be exercised after determining the adjusted overs per side based on a 20 minute interval. If having exercised this discretion, the rescheduled finishing time for the match is earlier than the latest possible finishing time, then these minutes should be deducted from the length of any interruption during the second innings before determining the overs remaining.
15.2 Law 15.9 - Intervals for drinks
No drinks intervals shall be permitted.
An individual player may be given a drink either on the boundary edge or at the fall of a wicket, on the field, provided that no playing time is wasted. No other drinks shall be taken onto the field without the permission of the umpires. Any player taking drinks onto the field shall be dressed in proper cricket attire (subject to the wearing of bibs - refer to the note in clause 2.2.3).
Law 16 shall apply subject to the following (see also clauses 15 and 12.4):
16.1 Law 16.1 - Start and Cessation Times
There will be two sessions of l hour and 20 minutes each, separated by a 20 minutes interval between innings:
16.2 Hours of Play
Day Games Night Game
09.00 a.m to 10.25 a.m 6.30 p.m to 7.55
(1st session) (1st session)
10.25 a.m to 10.45 a.m 7.55p.m to 8.15p.m
10.45 a.m to 12.10 p.m 8.15 p.m to 9.40p.m
(2nd session) (2nd session)
1.00 p.m to 2.20 p.m (First session)
2.25 p.m to 2.45 p.m (Break)
2.45 p.m to 4.10 p.m (Second session)
16.3 Minimum Over Rates
The minimum over rate to be achieved in T20 matches will be 15 overs per hour. The actual over rate will be calculated at the end of the match by the umpires. If a side is bowled out within the time determined for that innings pursuant to these playing conditions (taking into account all of the time allowances), the fielding side shall be deemed to have complied with the required minimum over rate.
17.1 Law 17.2 - Practice on the rest of the square
The following shall apply in addition to Law 17.2:
(a) The use of the square for practice on any day of any match will be restricted to any netted
practice area or bowling strips specifically prepared on the edge of the square for that purpose.
(b) Bowling practice on the bowling strips referred to in (a) above shall also be permitted during the interval (and change of innings if not the interval) unless the umpires consider that, in the prevailing conditions of ground and weather, it will be detrimental to the surface of the square.
17.2 Law 17.3 - Practice on the outfield
Law 17.3 shall apply save that Law 17.3 (b) (ii) shall be replaced with the following:
(ii) There shall be no bowling or batting practice on the outfield. Bowling a ball, using a short run up to a player in the outfield is not to be regarded as bowling practice but shall be subject to (b) (iii) and (c) below.
- Law 18 shall apply.
Law 19 shall apply subject to the following:
19.1 Law 19.1 - The boundaries of the field of play
The following shall apply in addition to Law 19.1:
19.1.1 The playing area shall be a minimum of 140 yards (128.01metres) from boundary to boundary square of the pitch with the shorter of the two square boundaries being a minimum 60 yards (54.86 metres). The straight boundary at both ends of the pitch shall be a minimum of 60 yards (54.86 metres). Distances shall be measured from the centre of the pitch to be used.
On large grounds the aim shall be to provide the largest playing area, subject to no boundary exceeding 90 yards (82.29 meters) from the centre of the pitch to be used.
19.1.2 Sights-creens shall be provided at both ends of all grounds. Advertising shall be permitted on the sights-creen behind the striker, providing it is removed for the subsequent over from that end.
Such advertising shall not contain flashing or flickering images and particular care should be taken by the operators that the advertising is not changed at a time which is distracting to the umpire. In addition, advertising on perimeter boards placed in front of the sights-creens is permitted save that the predominant colour of such advertising shall be of a contrasting colour to that of the ball.
19.2. Law 19.2 - Defining the boundary - boundary marking
The following shall apply in addition to Law 19.2:
All boundaries must be designated by a rope or similar object of a minimum standard as authorised by the BCCI from time to time. Where appropriate the rope should be a required minimum distance 3 yards (2.74 metres) inside the perimeter fencing or advertising signs.
19.3 Law 19.3 - Scoring a boundary
The following shall apply in addition to Law 19.3:
lf an unauthorized person enters the playing arena and handles the ball, the umpire at the bowler's end shall be the sole judge of whether the boundary allowance should be scored or the ball be treated as still in play or called dead ball if a batsman is liable to be out as a result of the unauthorized person handling the ball. See also Law 19.1 (c)
Note the introduction of new Law 19.4 - Ball beyond the boundary, dealing with the catching or fielding of a ball after it has crossed the boundary.
- Law 20 shall apply
Law 21 shall apply subject to the following:
21.1 Law 21.1-A win-two innings match
Law 21.1 shall not apply.
21.2 Law 21.2 - A win-one innings match
Law 21.2 shall apply in addition to the followings
21.2.1 Save for circumstances where a match is awarded to a team as a consequence of the opposing team's refusal to play (Law 21.3), a result can be achieved only if both teams have had the opportunity of batting for at least 5 overs, unless one team has been all out in less than 5 overs or unless the team batting second scores enough runs to win in less than 5 overs.
21.2.2 Save for circumstances where a match is awarded to a team as a consequence of the opposing team's refusal to play (Law 21.3), all matches in which both teams have not had an opportunity of batting for a minimum of 5 overs, shall be declared no result.
21.3 Law 21.3 - Umpire (BCCI Match Referee) awarding a match
Law 21 .3 shall be replaced by the followings
a) A match shall be lost by a side which either
i) concedes defeat or
ii) in the opinion of the BCCI Match Referee refuses to play and the BCCI Match Referee shall award the match to the other side.
b) If an umpire considers that an action by any player or players might constitute a refusal by either side to play then the umpires together shall inform the BCCI Match Referee of this fact. The BCCI Match Referee shall together with the umpires ascertain the cause of the action. If the BCCI Match Referee, after due consultation with the umpires, then decides that this action does constitute a refusal to play by one side, he shall so inform the captain of that side. If the captain persists in the action the BCCI Match Referee shall award the match in accordance with (a) (ii) above.*
c) If action as in (b) above takes place after play has started and does not constitute a refusal to play the delay or interruption in play the delay or interruption in play shall be dealt with in the same manner as provided for in clause 12.4.2 above.
*N/B In addition to the consequences of any refusal to play prescribed under this clause, any such refusal, whether temporary or final, may result in disciplinary action being taken against the captain and team responsible under the Code of Conduct.
21.4 Law 21- Matches in which there is an agreement under Law 21.1(b)
Law 21.4 shall not apply
21.5 Law 21.5 (a) - A Tie
The following shall apply in addition to Law 21.5 (a)
If the scores are equal, the result will be a tie and no account shall be taken of the number of wickets which have fallen.
In the event of a tied match the teams shall compete in a One Over Per Side Eliminator to determine the winner. Refer Appendix 2
21.6 Law 21.5 (b) - Draw
Law 21 .5 (b) shall not apply.
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21.7 Interrupted or Prematurely Terminated Matches - Calculation of the Target Score
21.7.1 Interrupted Matches - Calculation of the Target Score
If, due to suspension of play after the start of the match, the number of overs in the innings of either team has to be revised to a lesser number than originally allotted (minimum of 5 overs), then a revised target score (to win) should be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing. This revised target is to be calculated using the current VJD system method. The target set will always be a whole number and one run less will constitute a Tie.
21.7.2 Prematurely Terminated Matches If the innings of the side batting second is suspended (with at least 5 overs bowled) and it is not possible for the match to be resumed, the match will be decided by comparison with the VJD system 'Par Score' determined at the instant of the suspension by the VJD system method. If the score is equal to the par score, the match is a Tie. Otherwise the result is a victory, or defeat, by the margin of runs by which the score exceeds, or falls short of, the Par Score.
21.8 Correctness of result
Any query on the result of the match as defined in Laws 21.2, 21.3 21.5, 21.8 and 21.10 (as modified by these regulations) shall be resolved as soon as possible and a final decision made by the umpires at close of play.
Preliminary Matches - League Phase
In a competition at league level following points system shall apply:
Win ...................... 4 points
Tie or No Result .. 2 points
Loss .................. 0 points
In the event of teams finishing on equal points in the points table at the end of the the League, the position of the teams will be decided as under:
" The team with the most number of wins
" If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate.
" In the unlikely event that Teams cannot be separated by the above, this will be done by drawing lots.
A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs perover scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs perover scored against that team throughout the competition.
In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would be entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.
Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations. Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under VJD System, for net run rate purposes Team 1 will be accredited with Team 2's Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by Team 2. Where a match is concluded but with VJD System having been applied at an earlier point in the match, Team 1 will be accredited with 1 run less than the final Target Score for Team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to Team 2 to reach the target.
At knock out stage: In the event of a result not being obtained and further the match cannot be decided by VJD System, for matches up to and including the semi finals the result will be decided as under:
" The team with the most number of wins in the matches up to the previous Match
" If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate throughout the tournament up to the previous match, including the league phase .
" If still equal then by toss of coin in presence of the Match Referee or in his absence, in the presence of umpires
In the event of a result not being obtained in the Final and if the match is not decided by VJD System, the Teams will be declared as joint winners.
21.9 Result in a knock out Tournament match (The Tournament does not have League format)
If a match cannot be decided by VJD System the result will be decided as under:
a) Up to and including the semi final the winner will be decided by spin of a coin in the presence of the BCCI Match Referee or in the absence of the BCCI Match Referee in the presence of the umpires.
b) In the finals both teams will be declared as joint winners.
Law 22 shall apply subject to the addition of the following to Law 22.5:
22.1 Law 22.5 - Umpire miscounting
Whenever possible the Match Referee shall liaise with the scorers and if possible inform the on-field umpires if the over has been miscounted.
Law 23 shall apply.
Law 24 shall apply subject to the following:
24.1 Law 24.1 (b) Mode of delivery
Law 24.1 (b) shall be replaced by the followings
The bowler may not deliver the ball underarm. lf a bowler bowls a ball underarm the umpire shall call and signal no ball followed by dead ball, and is to be re-bowled over arm.
24.2 Free Hit after a foot-fault no ball
In addition to the above, the delivery following a no ball called for a foot fault (Law 24.5) shall be a free hit for which ever batsman is facing it. If delivery for a free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or wide ball), then the next delivery will become a free hit for which ever batsman is facing it.
For any free hit, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a no ball, even if the delivery for the free hit was called a wide ball.
Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of striker (the provisions of clause 41.2 shall apply).
The umpires will signal a free hit by (after the normal No Ball signal) extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion.
25.1 Law 25.1 - Judging a Wide
Law 25 shall apply with the following addition to Law 25.1:
Umpires are instructed to apply very strict and consistent interpretation in regard to this Law in order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket.
Any offside or leg side delivery which in the opinion of the umpire does not give the batsman a reasonable opportunity to score shall be called a wide.
A penalty of one run for a wide shall be scored. This penalty shall stand in addition to any other runs which are scored or awarded. All runs, which are run or result from a wide ball, which is not a no ball, shall be scored wide balls.
Law 26 shall apply.
Law 27 shall apply.
- Law 28 shall apply.
- Law 29 shall apply.
- Law 30 shall apply.
Law 31 will apply except that the incoming batsman must be in position to take guard or for his partner to be ready to receive the next ball within 1 minute 30 seconds of the fall of the previous wicket. The incoming batsman is expected to be ready to make his way to the wicket immediately a wicket falls. Dugouts may be provided.
- Law 32 shall apply.
- Law 33 shall apply.
- Law 34 shall apply.
- Law 35 Law shall apply.
- Law 36 shall apply.
Law 37 shall apply.
For the avoidance of doubt, if an umpire feels that a batsman, in running between the wickets, has significantly changed his direction without probable cause and thereby obstructed a fielder's attempt to effect a run out, the batsman should, on appeal, be given out, obstructing the field. It shall not be relevant whether a run out would have occurred or not.
If the change of direction involves the batsman crossing the pitch, Law 42.14 shall also apply. See also clause 3.2.5
- Law 38 shall apply.
- Law 39 shall apply.
- Law 40 shall apply.
Law 41 shall apply subject to the following:
41.1 Law 41.1 - Protective equipment
The following shall apply in addition to Law 41.1
The exchanging of protective equipment between members of the fielding side on the field shall be permitted provided that the umpires do not consider that it constitutes a waste of playing time.
41.2 Restrictions on the placement of fieldsmen
41.2.1 At the instant of delivery there may not be more than 5 fieldsmen on the leg side.
41.2.2 In addition to the restriction contained in clause 41.2.1 above, further fielding restrictions shall apply to certain overs in each innings. The nature of such fielding restrictions and the overs during which they shall apply are set out in the following paragraphs.
a. Subject to 41.2.3 below these additional fielding restrictions shall apply to the first 6 overs of each innings (Fielding Restriction Overs).
b. Two semi-circles shall be drawn on the field of play. The semi-circles shall have as their centre the middle stump at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the semi-circles shall he 30 yards (27.43 metres). The semi circles shall be linked by two parallel straight lines drawn on the field. (Refer attached Appendix 1). These fielding restriction areas should be marked by continuous painted white lines or 'dots' at 5 yard (4.57 metres) intervals, each 'dot' to be covered by a white plastic or rubber (but not metal) disc measuring 7 inches (18 cm) in diameter.
c) During the Fielding Restriction Overs only two fieldsmen shall be permitted outside this fielding restriction area at the instant of delivery.
d) During the non Fielding Restriction Overs, no more than 5 fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area referred to in clause 41.2.2 b above.
41.2.3 In circumstance when the number of overs of the batting team isreduced, the number of Fielding Restriction Overs shall be reduced in accordance with the table below. For the sake of clarity, it should be noted that the table shall apply to both the 1st and 2nd innings of the match.
Total overs No. of overs for which fielding
restrictions In a innings
In clauses 41.2.2 a, 41.2.2 c above will apply
41.2.4 If an innings is interrupted during an over and if on the resumption of play, due to the reduced number of overs of the batting team, the required number of Fielding Restriction Overs have already been bowled, the remaining deliveries in the over to be completed shall not be subject to the fielding restrictions.
41.2.5 In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the square leg umpire shall call and signal' No Ball'.
42.1 Law 42.3- The Match Ball - changing it condition
Law 42.3 shall apply, subject to the followings
Law 42.3 (d) and (e) shall be replaced with the following:
If the umpires together agree that the deterioration in the condition of the ball is greater than is consistent with the use it has received, they shall consider that there has been a contravention of this Law. They shall:
(a) Change the ball forthwith. The batsman at the wicket shall choose the replacement ball from a selection of six other balls of various degrees of usage (including a new ball) and of the same brand as the ball in use prior to the contravention. Additionally the bowler's end umpire shall:
b) Award 5 penalty runs to the batting side.
c) Inform the captain of the fielding side of the reason for the action taken.
d) Inform the captain of the batting side as soon as practicable of what has occurred.
(e) Together with the other umpire report the incident to the BCCI Match Referee who shall take action as is appropriate against the player(s) responsible for the conduct under the BCCI Code of Conduct. If the BCCI Match Referee is unable to identify the player(s) responsible for such conduct, the captain shall take responsibility and will be subject to such action as is appropriate under the BCCI Code of Conduct.
42.2 Law 42.4 - Deliberate attempt to distract striker
Law 42.4 shall apply subject to the following:
In addition, the umpires shall report the incident to the BCCI Match Referee under the BCCI Code of Conduct.
42.3 Law 42.5 - Deliberate distraction or obstruction of batsman
Law 42.5 shall apply subject to the following:
In addition, the umpire shall report the incident to the BCCI Match Referee under the BCCI Code of Conduct.
42.4 Law 42.6 - Dangerous and Unfair Bowling
42.4.1 Law 42.6 (a) - The Bowling of Fast Short Pitched Balls
Law 42.6 (a) shall be replaced by the following:
a) A bowler shall be limited to one fast short-pitched delivery per oven
b) A fast short-pitched delivery is defined as a ball which passes or would have passed above the shoulder height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease.
c) The umpire at the bowlers end shall advice the bowler and the batsman on strike when each fast short pitched delivery has been bowled.
d) In addition, for the purpose of this regulation and subject to Clause 42.4.1 (f) below, a ball that passes above head height of the batsman, that prevents him from being able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke shall be called a wide.
e) For the avoidance of doubt any fast short pitched delivery that is called a wide under this playing condition shall also count as the allowable short pitched delivery in that over.
f) In the event of a bowler bowling more than one fast short-period delivery in an over as defined in CIause 42.4.1 (b) above, the umpire at the bowlers end shall call and signal no ball on each occasion. A differential signal shall be used to signify a fast short pitched delivery. The umpire shall call and signal 'no ball' and then tap the head with the other hand.
g) If a bowler delivers a second fast short pitched ball in an over, the umpire, after the call of no ball and when the ball is dead, shall caution the bowler, inform the other umpire, the captain of the fielding side and the batsmen at the wicket of what has occurred. This caution shall apply throughout the innings.
h) If there is a second instance of the bowler being no balled in the innings for bowling more than one fast short pitched delivery in an over, the umpire shall advise the bowler that this is his final warning for the innings.
i) Should there be any further instance by the same bowler inthat innings, the umpire shall call and signal no ball and when the ball is dead direct the captain to take the bowler off forthwith. If necessary, the over shall be completed by another bowler, who shall neither have bowled the previous over or part thereof, nor be allowed to bowl the next over, or part thereof.yig Conditions Domestic Cricket 2012-13
j) The bowler thus taken off shall not be allowed to bowl again in that innings.
k) The umpire will report the occurrence to the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and as soon as possible to the captain of the batting side.
l) The umpires will then report the matter to the BCCI Match Referee who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain and the bowler concerned. (Refer also to Law 42.1 Fair and Unfair Play - Responsibility of the Captains)
The above is not a substitute for Clause 42.5 below which umpires are able to apply at anytime.
42.4.2 Law 42.6 (b) Bowling of High Full Pitched Balls
Law 42.6 (b) shall be replaced by the following:
a) Any delivery which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing up right at the crease is deemed unfair; whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.
b) In the event of a bowler bowling a high full pitched ball as defined in Clauses 42.4.2 (a) the umpire at the bowler's end shall, in the first instance, call and signal no ball. If, in the opinion of the umpire, such a delivery is considered likely to inflict physical injury on the batsman, the umpire at the bowler's end shall, in addition to calling and signaling no ball, when the ball is dead, caution the bowler and issue a first and final warning. The umpire shall inform the other umpire, the captain of the fielding side and the batsmen at the wicket of what has occurred.
c) Should there be any further instance (where a high full pitched ball is bowled and is considered likely to inflict physical injury on the batsman) by the same bowler in that innings, the umpire shall, in addition to calling and signaling no ball, when the ball is dead, direct the captain to take the bowler off forthwith. If necessary, the over shall be completed by another bowler, who shall neither have bowled the previous over, or part thereof, nor be allowed to bowl the next over, or part thereof.
d) The bowler thus taken off shall not be allowed to bowl again in that innings.
e) The umpire will report the occurrence to the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and as soon as possible to the captain of the batting side.
f) The umpire will then report the matter to the BCCI Match Referee who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain and the bowler concerned. (Refer also to Law 42.1 Fair and Unfair Play - Responsibility of the Captains.)
42.5 Law 42.7 - Dangerous and Unfair Bowling - Action by the umpire
Law 42.7 shall be replaced by the following:
Regardless of any action taken by the umpire as a result of a breach of Clauses 42.4.1, 42.4.2 and 42.6 the following shall apply at any time during the match.
42.5.1 The bowling of fast short pitched balls is unfair if in the opinion of the umpire at the bowler's end he considers that by their repetition and taking into account their length, height and direction they are likely to inflict physical injury on the striker, irrespective of the protective clothing and equipment he may be wearing. The relative skill of the striker shall also be taken into consideration.
42.5.2 In the event of such unfair bowling, the umpire at the bowler's end shall adopt the following procedure: 2012-13
a) In the first instance the umpire shall call and signal noball, caution the bowler and inform the other umpire, the captain of the fielding side and the batsmen of what has occurred.
b) If this caution is ineffective, he shall repeat the above procedure and indicate to the bowler that this is a final warning.
c) Both the above caution and final warning shall continue to apply even through the bowler may Iater change ends.
d) Should there be any further instance by the same bowlerin that innings, the umpire shall call and signal no ball and when the ball is dead direct the captain to take the bowler off forthwith. If necessary, the over shall be completed by another bowler, who shall neither have bowled the previous over, or part thereof, nor be allowed to bowl the next over, or part thereof, See Law 22.8. (Bowler Incapcitated or Suspended during an Over)
e) The bowler thus taken off shall not be able to bowl again in that innings.
f) The umpire will report the occurrence to the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and as soon as possible to the captain of the batting side.
g) The umpires will then report the matter to the BCCI Match Referee who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain and the bowler concerned.
(Refer also to Law 42.1 Fair and Unfair Play - Responsibility of the Captains.)
42.6 Law 42.8 - Deliberate bowling of High Full Pitched Balls
Law 42.3 shall be replaced by the following:
If the umpire considers that a high full pitch delivery which is deemed unfair as defined in Clause 42.4.2 was deliberately bowled, then the caution and warning process shall be dispensed with.
The umpire at the bowler's end shall:
42.6.1 Call and signal no ball.
42.6.2 When the ball is dead, direct the captain to take the bowler off forthwith.
42.6.3 Not allow the bowler to bowl again in that innings.
42.6.4 Ensure that the over is completed by another bowler, provided that the bowler does not bowl two overs or part thereof consecutively.
42.6.5 Report the occurrence to the other umpire, to the captain of the batting side and the BCCI Match Referee who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain and the bowler concerned. (Refer also to Law 42.1 Fair and Unfair Play Responsibility of the Captains).
42.7 Action by the umpires for dangerous and unfair Bowling
Should the umpires initiate the caution and warning procedures set out in Clauses 42.4.1, 42.4.2, 42.5 and 42.6 such cautions and warnings are not to be cumulative.
42.8 Law 42.9 - Time Wasting by the Fielding Side
Law 42.9 shall apply subject to Law 42.9 (c ) being replaced by the following:
If there is any further waste of time in that innings, by any member of the fielding side the umpire shall:
a) Call and signal dead ball if necessary, and;
b) Award 5 penalty runs to the batting side (see Law 42.17).
c) Inform the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and as soon as possible the captain of the batting side of what has occurred.
d) Report the occurrence to the BCCI Match Referee who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain and the team concerned under the BCCI Code of Conduct.
42.9 Law 42.10 - Batsman Wasting Time
Law 42.10 shall apply, subject to the following:
In addition, the umpires will report the incident to the BCCI l\/latch Referee under the BCCI Code of Conduct.
42.10 Law 42.14 Batsman damaging the pitch
Law 42.14 shall apply.
See also clause 37 above.
42.11 Law 42.15 - Bowler attempting to run out non-striker before delivery
Law 42.15 shall be replaced by the following:
The bowler is permitted, before releasing the ball and provided he has not completed his usual delivery swing, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible.
42.12 Use of Electronic Communications Equipment
The use of electronic communication devices and equipment of any kind to communicate with players on the field of play shall not be permitted.
Calculation Sheet for Use When Delays or Interruptions Occur in First Innings of Twenty20 Match
|Net playing time available at start of the match||__________ (A)|
|Time innings in progress||__________ (B)|
|Playing time lost||__________ (C)|
|Extra time available||__________ (D)|
|Time made up from reduced interval||__________ (E)|
|Effective playing time lost [C - (D + E)]||__________ (F)|
|Remaining playing time available (A - F)||_________ (G)|
|G divided by 4 (to 2 decimal places)||___________ (H)|
|Max overs per team [H/2] (rounded up if not a whole number)||____________ (I)|
|Max overs per bowler [ I / 5 ]||_____________|
|Fielding restrictions [Refer to 41.2.3]||__________ overs|
|Rescheduled Playing Hours|
|First session to commence or recommence||__________ (J)|
|Length of innings [I x 4]||__________ (K)|
|Rescheduled cessation time J + [K - B]||__________|
|Length of interval||__________|
|Second session commencement time||__________ (L)|
|Rescheduled cessation time = (L + K)||_________|
Calculation Sheet for Use When Delays or Interruptions Occur in Second Innings of Twenty20 Match
|Original cessation time of innings||___________ (A)|
|Time at start of interruption||___________ (B)|
|Restart time||___________ (C)|
|Length of interruption(C?B)||___________ (D)|
|Extra time available||___________ (E)|
|Total playing time lost (D-E)||___________ (F)|
|Amended cessation time of innings (A + E)||___________ (G)|
|Maximum overs at start of innings||___________ (H)|
|Overs lost [F/4] ignore fractions||___________ (I)|
|Adjusted maximum length of innings (H-I)||___________ (J)|
|Overs per bowler and Fielding Restrictions|
|Max. overs per bowler [J / 5]||____________ overs|
|Fielding restrictions [Refer to 41.2.3]||____________ overs|
Restriction of the placement of fieldsmen
Procedure for the One Over Per Side Eliminator
The following procedure will apply should the provision for a one over per side eliminator be adopted in any match.
1. Subject to weather conditions the one over per side eliminator will take place on the scheduled day of the match at a time to be determined by the BCCI Match Referee. In normal circumstances it shall commence 10 minutes after the conclusion of the match.
2. The amount of extra time allocated to the Oopse is 30 minutes. Should play be delayed prior to or during the Oopse, once the playing time lost exceeds the extra time allocated, the Oopse shall be abandoned.
3. The one over per side eliminator will take place on the pitch allocated for the match (the designated pitch) unless otherwise determined by the umpires in consultation with the ground authority and the BCCI Match Referee.
4. The umpires shall stand at the same end as that in which they finished the match.
5. In both innings of the one over per side eliminator, the fielding side shall choose from which end to bowl.
6. Only nominated players in the main match may participate in the one over per side eliminator. Should any player (including the batsmen and bowler) be unable to continue to participate in the one over per side eliminator due to injury, illness or other wholly acceptable reasons, the relevant Laws and Playing Conditions as they apply in the main match shall also apply in the one over per side eliminator.
7. Any penance time being served in the main match shall be carried forward to the one over per side eliminator.
8. Each team's over is played with the same fielding restrictions as apply for the last over in a normal T20 International match.
9. The team batting second in the match will bat first in the one over eliminator.
10. The fielding captain or his nominee shall select the ball with which he wishes to bowl his over in the one over per side eliminator from the box of spare balls provided by the umpires. Such box to include the balls used in the main match, but no new balls. The team fielding first in the one over per side eliminator shall have first choice of ball. The team fielding second may choose to use the same ball as chosen by the team bowling first. If the ball needs to be changed, then playing conditions as stated for the main match shall apply.
11. The loss of two wickets in the over ends the team's one over innings.
12. In the event of the teams having the same score after the one over per side eliminator has been completed, if the original match was a tie under the VJD method, clause 14 immediately applies. Otherwise, the team whose batsmen hit the most number of boundaries combined from its two innings in both the main match and the one over per side eliminator shall be the winner.
13. If the number of boundaries hit by both teams is equal, the team whose batsmen scored more boundaries during its innings in the main match (ignoring the over per side eliminator) shall be the winner.
14. If still equal, a count-back from the final ball of the one over eliminator shall be conducted. The team with the higher scoring delivery shall be the winner. If a team loses two wickets during its over, then any unbowled deliveries will be counted as dot balls. Note that for this purpose, the runs scored from a delivery is defined as the total team runs scored since the completion of the previous legitimate ball, i.e including any runs resulting from wides, no ball or penalty runs.
Runs scored from: Team 1 Team 2
Ball 6 1 1
Ball 5 4 4
Ball 4 2 1
Ball 3 6 2
Ball 2 0 1
Ball 1 2 6
Twenty20 Match Standard Playing Conditions Domestic Cricket33 In this example both teams scored an equal number of runs from the 6th and 5th ball of their innings. However team 1 scored 2 runs from its 4th ball while team 2 scored a single so team 1 is the winner.
15. If still equal the following shall apply:
" In the league stage, the result will be a tie and the points shared accordingly.
" At the knock out stage winner will be decided as under:
Including and up to the Semi Finals following procedure to be followed:
a) The team with most wins in all previous matches including league matches.
b) If still equal, the teams with higher net run rate in all previous matches including the league matches where results are achieved.
c) If still equal, the team with the higher number of wickets per balls bowled in all previous matches including the league matches in which results are achieved.
d) If still equal then by toss of coin in presence of Match Referee or in the absence of Match Referee in the presence of the umpires.
" In the finals both teams will be declared as joint winners.
Clause 2 examples
1. Scheduled finish 5.00 p.m. Oopse scheduled to start by 5.10 p.m. 30 minutes extra time available, so game must start by 5.40 p.m. otherwise Oopse is abandoned.
2. Match finishes at 5.10 p.m. Oopse is scheduled to start at 5.20 p.m. with 30 minutes of extra time. It starts at 5.20 p.m. but is interrupted at 5.25 p.m. Play must resume by 5.55 p.m. otherwise Oopse is abandoned.
3. Match finishes at 5.20 p.m. Oopse is scheduled to start at 5.30 p.m. but is delayed, in which case it must start by 6.00 p.m. otherwise Oopse is abandoned.