PLAYING CONDITIONS FOR ONE DAY MATCH SENIOR & JUNIOR DOMESTIC TOURNAMENTS 2012-2013
- Law 1.1 Number of players
Law 1.1 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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 - The Players
The following shall apply in addition to Law 1.3 (a):
The deputy must be one of the nominated members of the playing eleven.
- Law 1.1 Number of players
PLAYING CONDITIONS FOR ONE DAY MATCH SENIOR & JUNIOR DOMESTIC TOURNAMENTS 2012-2013
|1||Law 1 - The Players||...2|
|2||Law 2 - Substitutes and Runners; Batsman or fielder leaving the field; batsman retiring: batsman commencing innings||...3|
|3||Law 3 - The Umpires||...4|
|4||Law 4 - The Scorers||...5|
|5||Law 5 - The Ball||...6|
|6||Law 6 - The Bat||...7|
|7||Law 7 - The Pitch||...8|
|8||Law 8 - The Wickets||...9|
|9||Law 9 - The Bowling, Popping and
|10|| Law 10 - Preparation and Maintenance
Of the Playing Area
|11||Law 11 - Covering the Pitch||...12|
|12||Law 12 - Innings||...13|
|13||Law13 - The Follow - on||...14|
|14||Law 14 - Declaration and Forfeiture||...15|
|15||Law 15 - Intervals||...16|
|16||Law 16 - Start of Play : Cessation Of Play||...17|
|17||Law 17 - Practice on the Field||...18|
|18||Law 18 - Scoring Runs||...19|
|19||Law 19 - Boundaries||...20|
|20||Law 20 - Lost Ball||...21|
|21||Law 21 - The Result||...22|
|22||Law 22 - The Over||...23|
|23||Law 23 - Dead Ball||...24|
|24||Law 24 - No Ball||...25|
|25||Law 25 - Wide Ball||...26|
|26||Law 26 - Bye and Leg Bye||...27|
|27||Law 27 - Appeals||...28|
|28||Law 28 - The Wicket is Down||...29|
|29||Law 29 - Batsman out of His Ground||...30|
|30||Law 30 - Bowled||...31|
|31||Law 31 - Timed Out||...32|
|32||Law 32 - Caught||...33|
|33||Law 33 - Handled the Ball||...34|
|34||Law 34 - Hit the Ball Twice||...35|
|35||Law 35 - Hit Wicket||...36|
|36||Law 36 - Leg Before Wicket||...37|
|37||Law 37 - Obstructing the Field||...38|
|38||Law 38 - Run Out||...39|
|39||Law 39 - Stumped||...40|
|40||Law 40 - The Wicket-Keeper||...41|
|41||Law 41 - The Fielder||...42|
|42||Law 42 - Fair and Unfair Play||...43|
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|APPENDIX - B ...||...45|
|APPENDIX - C ...||...46|
|APPENDIX - D ...||...47|
|APPENDIX - 1 ...||...48|
|APPENDIX - 2 ...||...49|
Law 2 shall apply subject to the following:
- Law 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
- 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. (See Law 2.6 as modified). The umpire shall give such consent as soon as practicable.
If the player is absent from the field for longer than 8 minutes:
- the player shall not be permitted to bowl in that innings after his return until he has been on the field for at least that length of playing time for which he was absent.
- 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 if 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.
- 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 One Day match umpires shall be followed as far as it is practicable to do so:
- Umpires will be appointed based on neutrality as far as possible.
- Neutrality would mean umpire from the zone other than the zone of the teams involved in the match.
- For knock out matches appointment of neutral umpires may be dispensed with if ICC panel umpires are posted.
- Neither team shall have a right of objection to an umpire's appointment.
- The umpires shall be present at the ground at least one and half hour 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 TV production for live or delayed telecast of the match)
a) Where ever there is provision for live or delayed telecast broadcast of the match BCCI will appoint a third Umpire.
b) The Host association will ensure 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 the 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.
- 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 T\/ 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. See also paragraph 3.2.7 below.
- Caught Decisions
The on-field umpire shall be entitled to refer an appeal for a caught decision to the third umpire in the
- 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.
- Bump Ball
a) Should the bowIer'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 TV 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).
- Clean catches
- 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 coverage shows a boundary line infringement or incident that appears not to have been acted upon by the on-field umpires.
- Obstructing the Field
- Following an appeal from the fielding side, the onfield 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).
- 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.
- Following such consultation with the third umpire, the final decision shall be indicated in the normal fashion by the relevant on-field umpire
- Batsmen Running to the Same End
a) In the event of both batsman 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. 3.2.7 No 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.
- Law 3.2 - Change of Umpire
Law 3.2 shall be replaced by the following:
- An umpire shall not be changed during the match, other than in exceptional circumstances, unless he is injured or ill.
- Law 3.4 -To inform captains and scorers
In addition to Law 3.4 (i)
The host association must 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.
- Law 3.8 - Fitness for play and
Law 3.9 - Suspension of play for dangerous or unreasonable conditions
Law 3.8 and 3.9 shall apply subject to the following
- 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), 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. Laws 3.8 & 3.9 shall be replaced by:
- 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).
- Suspension of play in dangerous or unreasonable conditions
(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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Where play is suspended under Clause 3.6.5 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.
- Light Meters (Refer to Appendix-B in multiday section)
- 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.
- All light meters shall be uniformly calibrated and supplied by BCCI.
- The umpires shall be entitled to use light meter readings as a guideline for determining whether the light is fit for play in accordance with the criteria set out in clause 3.5.3 (b).
- Light 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 bench marks for the remainder of a stoppage and match.
- Use of 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.
- Day Night matches
- Pads and player's and umpire's clothing shall be coloured.
- Sight screens will be black.
Law 4 shall apply
- Law 5.2 - Approval and control of balls
Law 5.2 shall be replaced by the following:
The host association shall provide cricket balls of an approved standard and spare used balls for changing during a match which shall also be of the same brand.
Note: (a) In all senior one day matches white Kookaburra balls will be used.
(b) In Under 19 One day games red SG Tournament(Special) balls will be used. The fielding captain or his nominee may select the ball with which he wishes to bowl from the supply provided by the host association. The balls will be selected in the presence of the umpires.
The umpires shall retain possession of the match ball (s) throughout the duration of the match when play is not actually taking place. During play umpires shall periodically and irregularly inspect the condition of the ball and shall retain possession of it at the fall of a wicket, a drinks interval, or any other disruption in play. Where day/night matches are scheduled in a tournament white balls will be used in all matches (including day matches).
Each fielding team shall have two new balls for its innings (when white balls are used in a match), to be used in alternate overs, i.e. one from each end.
- Law 5.4 - New ball in match of more than one day's duration
Law 5.4 shall not apply.
- Law 5.5 - Ball lost or becoming unfit for play
Law 5.5 shall be replaced by the following:
- In the event of a ball during play being lost or in the opinion of the umpires, being unfit for play through normal use, the umpires shall allow it to be replaced by one that in their opinion has had a similar amount of wear.
- In the event of the ball becoming wet and soggy as a result of play continuing in inclement weather or it being affected by dew, and in the opinion of the umpires being unfit for play, the ball may be replaced for a ball that has similar amount of wear even though it has not gone out of shape.
- lf the ball is to be replaced, the umpire shall inform the batsmen and the fielding captain. Either batsman or bowler may raise the matter with the umpires and the umpires' decision as to a replacement or otherwise will be final.
- Law 5.6 - Specifications Law 5.6 shall not 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 4.25 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
- Law 7.3 - Selection and preparation
The following will apply in addition to Law 7.3:
- 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).
- The BCCI 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 interfere with pitch preparation.
- In the event of any dispute, BCCI Match Referee will rule and his ruling will be final.
- Law 7.4 - Changing the pitch
Law 7.4 shall be replaced by the following:
- 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.
- The on-field umpires and BCCI Match Referee shall consult with both captains.
- If the captains agree to continue, play shall resume.
- If the decision is not to resume play, the on-field umpires shall consider one of the options in the following sequence:
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.
- When such a decision is made, the ground authority shall make a public announcement as soon as possible following that decision.
- In 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.
- The rescheduled starting time and the rescheduled cessation time, together with any make-up procedures herein provided, shall be the responsibility of the on-field umpires.
- In 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 scheduled start time of the match and the actual start time of the match will be covered by the provisions of clause 12 and 16 below
- If 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.
- 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.
- If 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.
Law 7.5 shall not apply.
All matches shall be played on natural turf pitches. The use of PVA and other adhesives in the preparation of pitches is not permitted.
- 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.
- 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 of15yards (13.71 metres)'.
- 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 C shall be marked in white at each end of the pitch.
- Law 10.1 - Rolling
The following shall apply in addition to Law 10.1:
- Prior to tossing for choice of innings the artificial drying of the pitch and outfield shall be at the discretion of the groundsman. Thereafter and throughout the match the drying of the outfield may be undertaken at any time by the groundsman, 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.
- The umpires may instruct the groundsman to use any available equipment, including any roller for the purpose of drying the pitch and making it fit for play.
- An absorbent roller may be used to remove water from the covers including the cover on the match pitch.
- Law 10.6 - Maintenance of footholes
The following shall apply in addition to Law 10.6:
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.
- 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:
- Such measures will only be possible if requested by the ground curator and approved by the umpires before the start of the match.
- 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.
- The preparation work shall be carried out under the supervision of the umpires.
- 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.
- 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.
- Law 11.1- 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.
- 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.
Law 11.3 shall be replaced by the following:
The bowler's run-ups shall be covered in inclement weather, in order to keep them dry, to a distance of at least 10 x 10 metres.
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 2.5 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.
In case of inclement weather and seasonal problems like fog, heavy dew etc. the groundsman may be instructed by the umpires as to when and how to remove the covers and umpires may also specify the time for removing and placing back the covers.
Attention is drawn to Clause 3.5.
Law 12 shall apply subject to the following (see also clauses 15 and 16 below):
- 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 50 overs. All matches shall be of one day's scheduled duration.
- Law 12.2 - Alternate innings
- Law 12.3 - Completed innings
- Length of Innings
- Uninterrupted Matches.
- Delayed or lnterrupted 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 14.28 overs per hour, which is inclusive of the provision of drinks intervals, 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 20 overs have to be bowled to the side batting second, subject to the innings not being completed earlier.
(iii) As soon as the total minutes of playing time remaining is less than the completed overs faced by Team 1 multiplied by 4.2, 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 14.28 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 intervals, excluding those for drinks, 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. lf 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.
The interval shall be reduced to enable the second innings to commence at the rescheduled time, subject to there being a minimum interval of 20 minutes (or where the interval has been reduced to a period of less than 20 minutes-such reduced period less than 20 minutes under 15.1 (iii)).
(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 14.28 overs per hour, which is inclusive of the provision of drinks intervals, 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 20 overs have to be bowled to the team batting second subject to the innings not being completed 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 14.28 overs per hour. With the exception of drinks intervals, 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) lf 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 BCCI Code of Conduct).
a) Each team shall bat for 50 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 be reduced to enable the second innings to commence at the scheduled time, subject to there being a minimum interval of 20 minutes. The team batting second shall receive its full quota of 50 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 50 overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for 50 overs.
d) lf the team fielding second fails to bowl 50 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).
- Number of Overs per Bowler
No bowler shall bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs in an uninterrupted innings, however one bowler shall be allowed to bowl 12 overs. In such case the quota for any other bowler or bowlers shall be reduced in total of two overs.
e.g. If one bowler bowls 12 overs then only 3 bowlers can bowl a maximum of 10 overs in an uninterrupted match.
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 onefifth of the total overs allowed.
However in a match of 26 overs or more one bowler shall be permitted to bowl 2 overs more than the highest of maximum overs permitted to any bowler in that innings.
e.g. If a match is reduced to 35 overs than each bowler shall not bowl more than 7 overs. But one bowler shall be allowed to bowl 9 overs, thus only 3 bowlers can bowl maximum of 7 overs.
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 such case one bowler shall be permitted to bowl 2 overs more than the highest of the overs permitted for any bowler.
e.g If a match is reduced to 39 overs than the overs allotted would be four bowlers cannot bowl more than 8 overs and one bowler would bowl 7 overs. In this case the highest of the overs allotted is 8 overs hence one bowler shall be allowed to bowl maximum of 10 overs (8 overs plus 2 overs) and only 3 bowlers can bowl a maximum of 8 overs.
In a match of 25 overs or less one bowler shall be permitted to bowl one over more than the maximum overs permitted to any bowler.
e.g. In a match of 23 overs the overs allotted would be 3 bowlers cannot bowl more than 5 overs and 2 not more than 4. In this case the highest of the overs allotted is 5 hence one bowler will be permitted to bowl maximum of 6 overs.
In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over,the remaining balls will be bowled 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 scoreboard shall show the total number of overs bowled and the number of overs bowled by each bowler.
- 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 12.2 shall not apply.
Laws 12.3 (c), (d) and (e)(ii) shall not apply.
Law 13 shall not apply.
Law 14 shall not apply.
Law 15 shall apply subject to the following:
- Law 15.3(b) - Duration of intervals
The length of the interval between innings shall be based on the scheduled duration of the match at the time play commences as per the table below.
Overs per side Interval duration Between 46 and 50 45 minutes Between 36 and 45 30 minutes Between 26 and 35 25 minutes Between 20 and 25 20 minutes
- 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 providing that this does not lead to an interval occuring more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled interval.
If the innings of the team batting first is completed more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled interval a 10 minute break will occur and the team batting second will commence its innings and the interval will occur as scheduled.
For matches of between 46 and 50 overs per side, Clause 12.4.1(b) shall apply, i.e. the interval of 45 minutes may be reduced if the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for cessation of the first innings. If the innings of the team batting first is interrupted, the BCCI Match Referee may, at his sole discretion, reduce the length of the interval between innings to a lower figure than shown in the table in Clause 15.1. In determining the length of the interval, the BCCI Match Referee shall have regard to the recommended durations as shown in Appendix D.
- Law 15.9 - Intervals for drinks Two drinks breaks per session shall be permitted, each 1 hour 10 minutes apart. The provisions of Law 15.9 shall be strictly observed except that under conditions of extreme heat the umpires may permit extra intervals for drinks. 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 with out the permission of the umpires. Any player taking drinks onto the field shall be dressed in proper cricket attire.(Subject to wearing of bibs-refer to the clause 2.2.3) Drinks interval to count as playing time for the purpose of Law 2.5 (Fielder absent or leaving the field)
Law 16 shall apply subject to the following (see also clauses 15 and 12.4):
- 16.1 Law16.1 -Start and Cessation Times
There will be 2 sessions of 3 hours and 30 minutes each, separated by a 45 minutes interval between innings.
- Hours of play:
9.00a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (first session)
12.30p.m. to 1.15p.m. (Lunch) (see clause 15.1)
1.15p.m.to 4.45 p.m. (Second session)
All day/night match will start at 2.30 p.m. and time will be adjusted accordingly.
- Laws 16.6, 16.7 and 16.8 shall not apply.
- Laws 16.9, 16.10, and 15.11 shall apply in so far as they are relevant to a one innings limited overs type match.
- Minimum Over Rates
The minimum over rate to be achieved in One day matches will be 14.28 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.
- Law17.2 - Practice on the rest of the square
Law 17.2 shall apply subject to the following: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, provided umpires do not consider that it will be detrimental to the surface of the square.
- 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.
Law18 shall apply.
Law 19 shall apply subject to the following:
- Law 19.1 - The boundaries of the field of play
The following shall apply in addition to Law 19.1;
- The playing area shall be a minimum of 140 yards (128.01 metres) 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.
- Sightscreens shall be provided at both ends of all grounds. Advertising shall be permitted on the sightscreen 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 sightscreens is permitted save that the predominant colour of such advertising shall be of a contrasting colour to that of the ball.
The following shall apply in addition to Law19.2:
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) minimum inside the perimeter fencing or advertising signs.
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:
- Law 21.1 - A win - two innings match Law 21.1 shall not apply.
- Law 21.2 - A win - one innings match
Law 21.2 shall apply in addition to the following:
- 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 20 overs, unless one team has been all out in less than 20 overs or unless the team batting second scores enough runs to win in less than 20 overs.
- 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 20 overs, shall be declared no result.
- Law 21.3 - Umpire (BCCI Match Referee) awarding a match
Law 21.3 shall be replaced by the following:
(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) lf 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 shall be dealt with in the same manner as provided for in clauses 12.4.2 and 15.1 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.
- Law 21- Matches in which there is an agreement under Law 21.1(b)
Law 21.4 shall not apply
- Law 21.5 (a)- A Tie
- Law 21.5 (b)- A Draw
Law 21.5(b) shall not apply.
- Prematurely Terminated Matches - Calculation of the Target Score
- 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 20 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 VJD System. The target set will always be a whole number and one run less will constitute a Tie.
- Prematurely Terminated Matches
If the innings of the side batting second is suspended (with at least 20 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 Systemmethod. If the score is equal to the par score, thematch 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.
In a competition at league level following points system shall apply:
Win, with bonus point 5
Win, without bonus point 4
Tie or No Result 2
Loss, with out conceding bonus point 0
Loss, conceding bonus point minus 1
In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or knock out will bedetermined as follows:
. The team with the most number of wins
. If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points
. 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 draw of lots
In a match declared as no result, run rate is not applicable.At knock out stage up to and including the semi finals if result cannot be obtained by VJD System the result will be decided as under:
a) The team with the highest net run rate throughout the tournament up to the previous match, including the league phase
b) If (a) above is equal, the team with highest number of victories up to the previous match, including the league phase
c) If (b) above is equal, the team with highest number of points in league phase
d) If (c) above is equal, win for a team against each other
e) If result cannot be achieved by applying (a) to (d) above the winner shall be decided by toss of coin, in presence of Match Referee or the umpires if Match Referee is not present.
d) If (c) above is equal, win for a team against each other.
(e) If result cannot be achieved by applying (a) to (d) above the winner shall be decided by toss of coin, in presence of Match Referee or the Umpires if Match Referee is not present.
21.9.2 Final Match
Law 21.5 (a) shall apply in addition to the following:
21.4.1 If the scores are equal, the result shall be a tie and no account shall be taken of the number of wickets which have fallen.
If no result is achieved in a final the match shall be declared drawn and both teams will be declared as joint winners.
21.9.3 Result in a knock out match where there is no stage of league matches
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 winners21.9.4 Net Run Rate
A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition.
In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been 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.21.9.5 Bonus Points
The team that achieves a run rate of 1.25 times that of the opposition shall be awarded one bonus point. A team's run rate will be calculated by reference to the runs scored in an innings divided by the number of overs faced. Refer Appendix 2.
Law 22 shall apply subject to the addition of the following to Law 22.5:
- Law 22.5 - Umpire miscounting
Whenever applicable 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:
- Law 24.1 (b) Mode of delivery
Law 24.1 (b) shall be replaced by the following:
The bowler may not deliver the ball underarm. If a bowler bowls a ball underarm the umpire shall call and signal no ball, and the ball is to be re-bowled overarm.
- Free Hit after a foot-fault no ball
In addition to the above, the delivery following a no ball called for a foot fault (Law24.5) shall be free hit for which ever batsman is facing it. If the delivery for a free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or a 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 free hit was called a wide ball.
Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of striker (the provision 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.
- 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 Iegside 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 shall apply.
Refer also to clause 42.9 (Law 42.10)
Law 32 shall apply.
Law 33 shall apply.
Law 34 shall apply.
Law 35 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:
- 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.
- Restrictions on the placement of fieldsmen
- At the instant of delivery, there may not be more than 5 fieldsmen on the leg side.
- 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 (hereinafter referred to as the Powerplay Overs) are set out in the following paragraphs.
- The following fielding restrictions shall apply:
a) 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 be 30 yards (27.43 metres). The semi-circles shall be linked by two parallel straight lines drawn on the field. (Refer attached Appendix 1).The 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 (18cm) in diameter. During the first block of Powerplay Overs (as set out below), only two fieldsmen shall be permitted outside this fielding restriction area at the instant of delivery. During the second or third block of Powerplay blocks three fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the field restriction area at the instance of delivery.
b) Two inner circles shall be drawn on the field of play. The circles shall have as their centres the centre point of the popping crease at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the circles shall be 15 yards (13.72 metres). The fielding restriction area should be marked by 'dots'. The segment of the circles reserved for the slip positions shall not be demarcated (refer attached Appendix 1). During the initial block of Powerplay Overs (in an uninterrupted innings, the first 10), there must be a minimum of two stationary fieldsmen within this applicable fielding restriction area measured from the striker's end at the instant of delivery. When a fast bowler is bowling the two stationary fieldsmen may be permitted to stand deeper than 15 yards (13.72 metres) (in the undemarcated area) provided only that they are standing in slip, leg slip or gully positions.
- During the non Powerplay Overs, no more than 5 fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area referred to in clause 41.2.3 a) above.
- Subject to the provisions of 41.2.6 below, the Powerplay Overs shall apply for 20 overs per innings to be
taken as follows:
a) The first block of Powerplay (block of 10 Overs for an uninterrupted match) shall be at the commencement of the innings.
b) The seond block of powerplay overs (blocks of 5 overs for an uninterrupted match), shall be taken at the discretion of either of the batsmen at the wicket. In an innings of scheduled duration of between 41 and 50 overs, it may not be completed later than the 40th over. (No equivalent restriction applies to innings of shorter scheduled duration.)
c) A batsman must nominate his team's Powerplay no later than the moment at which the umpire reaches the stumps at the bowler's end for the start of the next over.
d) Once a side has nominated a Powerplay, the decision cannot be reversed
e) Should the batting team choose not to exercise this discretion, their Powerplay Overs will automatically commence at the latest available point in the innings (eg. in an uninterrupted innings, one unclaimed Powerplay will begin at the start of the 36th overs).
- In circumstances when the number of overs of the batting team is reduced, the number of Powerplay 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.
- Each block of Powerplay Overs must commence at the start of an over.
- If play is interrupted during the Powerplay overs ,then on resumption, it is necessary to determine how any remaining Powerplay overs should be allocated. The total number of Powerplay overs for the innings is derived from the table in 41.2.6. Any Powerplay overs already taken prior to the interruption will be deemed to have been in sequence: the initial allocation, the fielding side's allocation then the batting side's allocation. The decision of the batting side, and if applicable of the fielding side, of when to take any remaining Powerplay overs, is made in the usual way.
Innings Duration First Powerplay SecondPowerplay PowerplayTotal 20 - 21 4 2 6 22 - 24 5 2 7 25 - 28 5 3 8 29 - 31 6 3 9 32 - 34 7 3 10 35 - 38 7 4 11 39 - 41 8 4 12 42 - 44 9 4 13 45 - 48 9 5 14 49 10 5 15
Illustrations of 41.2.8:
A match starts as 50 overs, is interrupted after 12 overs and reduced to 43 overs. (The first 10 overs have been Powerplays (PP); the next two were not.) The new PP allocation is 9+4, so there are 3 overs left for the batting side. These must start no later than the 38th over in order to be completed by the 40th over.
41.2.9 If play is interrupted during the first Powerplay and on resumption the overs required to be bowled in that Powerplay have already been exceeded, then the second Powerplay will be assumed to have been taken immediately and will continue until it is completed.
Illustrations of 41.2.9
A 50 over innings is interrupted after 9.3 overs, and on resumption has been reduced to 43 overs. Powerplay overs are 9+4. 2nd Powerplay is in progress with 0.3 out of the 4 overs completed, i.e. it covers overs 10 to 13. The fielding restrictions relating to the second powerplay take immediate effect on resumption.
41.2.10 If following an interruption, on resumption the total number of Powerplay Overs for the innings has already been exceeded, then there will be no further Powerplay deliveries bowled in the innings. Note that this is the only circumstance under which the Powerplay status can be changed during an over.
Illustrations of 41.2.10
A 45 over innings is interrupted after 8.3 overs, and on resumption has been reduced to 28 overs. Powerplay overs are 5+3. All Powerplay overs have been completed. Non Powerplay restrictions take effect immediately and do not need to wait until the end of the over.
41.2.11 If following an interruption while a Powerplay is not in progress, it is found on resumption that the recalculated number of Powerplay Overs remaining exceeds the number of overs to be bowled in the innings, then the Powerplays will commence at the start of the next over, with fewer than the scheduled number of Powerplay Overs being bowled in the innings.
Illustration of 41.2.11:A 41 over innings in which only the 1st Powerplay has been taken is interrupted after 35.1 overs and reduced to 39 overs. Powerplay overs are still 8+4. Powerplays automatically resume for the start of the next over, but only 11 of the 12 scheduled Powerplay overs can be bowled in the innings.
41.2.12 At the commencement of the second block of Powerplay Overs, the umpire shall signal such commencement to the scorers by rotating his arm in a large circle.
41.2.13 The umpire shall also indicate to the fielding captain before any signal is made that the batting side has chosen its Powerplay.
41.2.14A light or other indicator shall be displayed on the scoreboard whenever the Powerplay Overs are being bowled, along with the number of overs remaining in the current block of Powerplay Overs.
41.2.15 The public address system shall be used to keep the spectators informed.
41.2.16 In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the square leg umpire shall call and signal 'No Ball'.
- Law 42.3 - The Match Ball - changing its condition
Law 42.3 shall apply, subject to the following:
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.
- 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 Match Referee under the BCCI Code of Conduct.
- 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 Match Referee under the BCCI Code of Conduct.
- Law 42.6 - Dangerous and Unfair Bowling
- 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 over.
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 advise 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-pitched delivery in an over as defined in Clause 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 in 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.
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.
I) 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 any time.
- 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 upright at popping the crease is deemed dangerous and 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 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.
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 batsman at the wicket and as soon as possible to the captain of the batting side.
f) 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 Flay - Responsibility of the Captains.)
- Law 42.6 (a) - The Bowling of Fast Short Pitched Balls
- 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:
- 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.
- In the event of such unfair bowling, the umpire at the bowler's end shall adopt the following procedure:
a) In the first instance the umpire shall call and signal no ball, 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 though the bowler may later change ends.
d) Should there be any further instance by the same bowler in 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 Incapacitated 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.)
- Law 42.8 - Deliberate bowling of High Full Pitched Balls
Law 42.8 shall be replaced by the following:
If the umpire considers that a high full pitch delivery which is deemed dangerous and 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 bowlers' end shall:
- Call and signal no ball.
- When the ball is dead, direct the captain to take the bowler off forthwith.
- Not allow the bowler to bowl again in that innings.
- Ensure that the over is completed by another bowler, provided that the bowler does not bowl two overs or part thereof consecutively.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Law 42.10 - Batsman Wasting Time
Law 42.10 shall apply, subject to the following:
If the incoming batsman is not in position to take guard or his partner not ready to receive the next ball within 2 minutes of the fall of the previous wicket, the action should be regarded by the umpires as time wasting and the provisions of Law 42.10 shall apply.
In addition, the umpires will report the incident to the BCCI Match Referee under the BCCI Code of Conduct.
- Law 42.14 Batsman damaging the pitch
Law 42.14 shall apply.
See also clause 37 above.
- 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.
- 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 One Day Matches
Net playing time available at start of the match 420 minutes (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 4.2 (to 2 decimal ) __________(H)
Max overs per team [H/2] (rounded up if not a whole number) _________ ( I )
Max overs per bowler [ I / 5 ] ___________
Duration of Powerplay Overs (Refer to 41.2.6) ________ + ________ + _________
Rescheduled Playing Hours
First session to commence or recommence __________ (J)
Length of innings [I x 4.2] __________ (K)
Rescheduled cessation time (round up fraction) [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 One Day 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 lnnings __________________ (H)
Overs lost [F/4.2] ignore fractions __________________ (I)
Adjusted maximum length of innings [H- I] __________________ (J)
Overs per bowler and Fielding Restrictions
Max. overs per bowler [J / 5] _______________ overs
Duration of Power play overs (initial, fielding team, batting team
First innings _____________ + _____________
Second innings _____________ + _____________
RECOMMENDED DURATION OF INTERVALS IN INTERRUPTED MATCHES
The scheduled length of an interval is set once play commences based on the table in Clause 15.1. The text and tables below enable the BCCI Match Referee to determine a recommended length of interval should the first innings be interrupted. The Referee will have regard to these tables, but may at his sole discretion determine that a different length interval be taken.
Following any interruption of at least 10 minutes after the first ball has been bowled, the interval is recalculatedbased on three factors
a) The scheduled interval duration, based on the overs per side when the first ball was bowled. The four tables below correspond to the four possible initial durations.
b) The number of complete overs remaining in the innings on resumption (refer to the applicable column in the relevant table).
c) The cumulative playing time lost during the innings (refer to the applicable row in the relevant table). This playing time lost does not include any period prior to the match starting. The existence of extra time is ignored for this purpose, i.e. playing time is lost even if some or all of this time can be 'recovered' by utilising an extra time provision.
TABLE AORIGINAL MATCH 46-50 overs a side Original Interval: 45 mins
|0 to 9overs||10 to 19overs||20 to 25overs||26 to 35overs||36 to 45overs||46 to 49overs|
|10 to 19 mins||35||35||35||40||40||45*|
|20 to 29 mins||25||30||30||35||35||45*|
|30 mins or more||15||20||20||25||30||45*|
TABLE BORIGINAL MATCH 36-45 overs a side Original Interval: 30 mins
|0 to 9overs||10 to 19overs||20 to 25overs||26 to 35overs||36 to 45overs|
|10 to 19 mins||25||25||30||30||30|
|20 to 29 mins||20||25||25||30||30|
|30 mins or more||15||20||20||25||30|
TABLE CORIGINAL MATCH 26-35 overs a side Original Interval: 25 mins
|0 to 9overs||10 to 19overs||20 to 25overs||26 to 35overs|
|10 to 19 mins||20||20||25||25|
|20 to 29 mins||20||20||25||25|
|30 mins or more||15||20||20||25|
TABLE DORIGINAL MATCH 20-25 overs a side Original Interval: 20 mins
|0 to 9overs||10 to 19overs||20 to 25overs|
|10 to 19 mins||20||20||20|
|20 to 29 mins||15||15||20|
|30 mins or more||10||25||20|
Example 1 The start of a match is delayed causing its reduction to 40 overs per side with a scheduled interval of 30 minutes. After 5 overs, there is a 5 minute stoppage. This is less than 10 minutes, so no interval recalculation is required. After 18 overs, there is a further 15 minute stoppage. This leads to the match being reduced further, to 38 overs per side. Therefore there are 20 overs to be bowled. Cumulative playing time lost since the innings started is 20 minutes (5+15). So 20-29 minutes lost, 20-25 overs to bowl, the interval becomes 25 minutes in accordance with Table B.
Example 2 The start of a match is delayed causing its reduction to 33 overs per side with a scheduled interval of 25 minutes. After 11.3 overs, there is a lengthy stoppage (more than 30 minutes) As a result, the umpires reduce the match from 33 to 21 overs per side Therefore there are only 9 complete overs to be bowled So 30 minutes or more lost, 0-9 overs to bowl, the interval becomes 15 minutes in accordance with Table C.
Restriction of the placement of fieldsmen
Bonus Point System
1 bonus point for any team that achieves victory with a run rate 1.25 times that of the opposition.
A team's run rate will be calculated by reference to the number of runs scored divided by the number of overs.balls faced.
Where a side is all out, the number of overs to be used is the maximum number of overs that side was otherwise eligible to face.
Where matches are shortened and targets revised through the Duckworth/Lewis system, bonus run rates and bonus defensive targets are derived as a function of the revised target score (less one run) and maximum overs.
Whenever a target, or revised target, is set, the exact number of overs.balls within which the side batting second must achieve this target in order to gain the bonus point should be announced. Once these overs.balls have been bowled, if the target has not then been achieved the bonus point can not be gained by any subsequent event, eg a multiple scoring shot, or extras.
(a) Examples of criteria for the award of bonus points
|TEAM BATTING FIRST||TEAM BATTING SECOND||TEAM BOWLING SECOND|
|Score||Run Rate||Required Run-Rate||Balls to Win (overs)||Required Run Rate||Target Score|
Note: the 'target score' shown in the last column is the maximum total that the team batting second can make for the team batting first to qualify for the bonus point.