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Playing Conditions for Limited Over Matches

Except as varied hereunder the 2, 3 and 4 Day Match Playing Conditions and the Laws of Cricket (2000 Code) shall apply.

1. DLTRATTON OF MATCHES.

All matches shall be of one day's scheduled duration. The matches will consist of one 'innings per side and each innings will be limited to 50 overs. A minimum of 25 overs per team shall constitutes match.


2. HOURS OF PLAY AND INTERVALS AND OVERS IN THE DAY

2.1 START AND CESSATION TENMS.

10.00 A.M. TO 1.30 P.M. (First Session)
1.30 P.M. TO 2.15 P.M. (interval)
2.15 P.M. TO 5.45 P.M. (second Sess'ion)


2.2 INTERVAL BETWEEN INNINGS:

The innings of the team batting second shall not commence before the scheduled time for commencement of the second session unless the team batting first has completed its innings at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled interval, in which case a ten minute break will occur and the team batting second will commence its innings and the interval will occur as scheduled.
Where play is delayed or interrupted the umpires will reduce the length of the interval as follows:

Time Lost
Interval
Up to 60 minutes 30 Minutes
Between 60 and 120 minutes 20 Minutes
More than 120 minutes 10 Minutes
Note : Refer also to the provisions of Clause 4.2

2.3 INTERVAL FOR DRDMS:

Two drinks breaks per session shall be permitted, each I 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 without the permission of the Umpires. Any player taking drinks shall be dressed in proper cricket attire.

3. APPOINTMENT OF UMEPIRES

Umpires Committee of the BCCSL shall appoint Umpires

4. LENGTH OF INNINGS

4.1 UNINTERRUPTED MATCHES.

(a) Each team shall bat for 50 overs unless all out earlier. A team shall not be permitted to declare its innings closed.

(b) If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for cessation of the fire session, play shall continue until the required number of overs has been bowled.

Unless otherwise determined by the Referee (where appointed) or the Officiating Umpires, the innings of the team batting second shall be limited to the same number of overs bowled by it, at the scheduled time for cessation of the first session. The over in progress at the scheduled cessation time shall count as a completed over.

The interval shall not be extended and the second session shall commence at the scheduled time.

The Referee (where appointed) or the Officiating Umpire may increase the number of overs to be bowled by the team bowling second if the Referee (after consultation with the Umpires) is of the opinion that events beyond the control of the bowling team prevented that tea'm from bowling the required number of overs by the scheduled time for the cessation of the innings of the team batting first.

(e) If the team batting first is all out and the last wicket falls at or after the scheduled tirn e for the interval, the innings of the team batting second shall be lim Red to the same number of overs bowled to the team batting first at the scheduled time for the interval (the over in which the last wicket falls to count as a completed over).

(d) If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 50 overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for 50 overs except as provided in (c) above.

(e) If the team fielding second fails to bowl 50 overs or the numbers of overs as provided in 4.1 (b), (c) or (d) by the scheduled cessation time, the hours of play shall be extended until the required number of overs has been bowled or a result achieved.


4.2 DELAYED OR INTERRUPTED MATCHES
4.2.1 GENERAL

(a) The object shall always be to rearrange the number of overs so that both teams have the opportunity of batting for the same number of overs. A team shall not be permitted to declare its innings closed.

A minimum 25 overs have to be-bowled to the team batting second to constitute a match subject to the provisions of Clause 4.1 (b).

The calculation of the number of overs to be bowled shall be based on an average rate of 14.28 overs per hour in the total time available for play. If a reduction of the number of overs is required, any recalculation must not cause the match to be rescheduled to finish earlier than the original cessation of time. This time may be extended to allow for one extra over for both teams to be added if required.

(b) If the team fielding second fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled cessation time, the hours of play shall be extended until the overs have been bowled or a result achieved.

(c) The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the laner has been all out in less than the agreed number of overs.

(d) Fractions are to be ignored in all calculations regarding the number of overs.

4.2.2. DELAY OR INNTERRUPTION TO THE GS OF THE TEAM BATMNG FIRST.

(a) If the number of overs of the team batting first is reduced, a fixed time will be specified for the completion of the first session, as calculated by applying the provisions of Clauses 2.2 and 4.2.1 (a)

(b) If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for cessation of the first session, play shall continue until the required number of overs has been bowled and Clause 4.1 (b) shall apply.

(c) If the team batting first is all out and the last wicket falls at or after the schedule time for the intervals, Clause 4.1 (c) shall apply.

4.2.3 DELAY OR E4TERRUPTION TO THE INNINGS OF THE TEAM BATTING SECOND

If there is a suspension in play during the Second innings, the overs shall be reduced at a rate of 14.28 overs per hour for time lost, except that when the innings of the team batting first has been completed prior to the scheduled or rescheduled time for the interval between innings, the reduction of overs will not commence until an amount of time equivalent to that by which the second innings started early has elapsed.


5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE PLACEMIENT OF FIELDSMEN

5.1 Two semi circles shall be drawn on the field of play. The semi circles have as their centre the middle stump at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the semi circles is 30 yards (27.5m).The ends of each semi circle are joined to the other by a straight line drawn on the field on the same side of the pitch. the field restriction area should be marked by continuous painted white lines or 'dots' at 5 yard (4.5 m) intervals, each 'dot' to be covered by a white plastic or rubber (but not metal) disc measuring Seven inches (I 8cm) in diameter.

5.2 At the instant of delivery, there may not be more than 5 fieldsmen on the leg side.

5.3 For the first 15 overs, only two fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the field restriction marking at the instant of delivery.

· A For the remaining overs only 5 fieldsmen are permitted to be outside the field restriction marking at the instant of delivery.

5.5 Two inner circles shall be drawn on the field of play. The. circles have as their centres the centre point of the popping crease at either end of the pitch. ne radius of each of the circles is 15 yards (I 3.72 metres). The field restriction area should be marked by 'dots'. The segment of the circles reserved for the slip positions shall not be demarcated.-In the first 15 ovets there must be a minimum of two stationary fieldsmen within the 15 yards field restriction of the striker at the instant of delivery. When a fast bowler is bowling the two stationary fieldsmen may be permitted to stand deeper than 15 yards (in the undemarcated area) provided only that they are standing in slip, leg slip and gully positions.

5.6 In circumstances where the number of overs for the team batting first is reduced, the number of overs in regard to the restrictions in 7.3 and 7.5 above shall be reduced proportionately in a ratio of 15:50 (30%) in accordance with the table below. Fractions are to be ignored in all calculations re. the number of overs.


       Total overs in Innings Number         restrictions 7.3 & 7.5 
        of overs for which fielding          above will apply
                  25-26                           7
                  27-29                           8
                  30-33                           9
                  34-36                           10
                  37-39                           11
                  40-43                           12
                  44-46                           13
                  47-49                           14
                  50                              15

5.7 Where the number of overs for the team batting second is reduced (including under the provisions of Clauses 6. I (b) and/or 6.1(c) above), the restrictions in 7.3 and 7.5 above will apply for the same proportion of the second innings as applied in the first inning (fractions to be ignored).

5.8 In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the square leg umpire shall call and signal 'No Ball'.

5.9 Division Three 50 Over Matches - Field Restrictions
5(l), 5(3), 5(4), 5(5), 5(6) shall not apply.

6. NUMBER OF OVERS PER BOWLER

No bowler shall bowl more than 10 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. This
restriction shall not apply to the team fielding second where the provisions of Clause 4.1 (b)
have been applied.

Where the total overs is 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 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 ov'ers bowled and the number of overs bowled by each bowler.


7. NO BALL

A bowler shall be allowed to bowl one short pitched delivery per over (not being a wide or a no ball).

A fast short pitched delivery is defined as a ball that passes or would have passed above the shoulder height of the striker standing upright at the crease, but not clearly above the batsman's head. (Refer to 2,3 and 4 Day Match Clause 25)

In the event of the bowler bowling more than one fast short pitched delivery in an over, the umpire shall call and signal no ball. The penalty shall be one run for the no ball, plus any runs scored from the delivery.

The above regulation is not a substitute for Law 42.6 which umpires may apply at any time.

Note - the provisions of one allowable fast short pitched delivery per over shall be superseded by the provisions of Clause 8 - wide bowling.

8. WI]DE BOWLING - JUDGING A WIDE

Umpires are instructed to apply a very strict and consistent interpretation in regard to this Law in order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket.

Any off side 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". As a guide, on the leg side a ball landing clearly outside the leg stump going further away shall be called a "Wide".

A penalty of one run for 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.


9. THE BALL

First Class quality balls approved by the BCCSL (Four Piece) shall be used in all matches.

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.

Ball Lost or becoming unfit for play.

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 a 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 had a similar amount of wear, even though it has not gone out of shape.

If the ball is to be replaced, the Umpire shall inform the batsmen. Either bowler or batsman may raise the matter with the Umpires and the Umpires decision as to a replacement or otherwise will be final.

10. THE RESULT

10.1 A result can be achieved only if both teams have had the opportunity of batting for at least 25 overs, subject to the provisions of Clauses 4. 1 (b) and 4.2.(b) unless one team has been all out in less than 25 overs or unless the team batting second scores enough runs to win in less than 25 overs.

All matches in which both teams have not had an opportunity of batting for a minimum of 25 overs, shall be declared 'No Result'.

Any query on the result of the match shall be resolved as soon as possible and a final decision made by the umpires at the close of play.


10.2 TIE
In matches in which both teams have had the opportunity of batting for the agreed number of overs, subject to the provisions of clause 4.1 (b) and 4.2.2(b) the team scoring the higher number of runs shall be the winner. 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.

10.3 DELAYED OR INNTERUTED MATCHES CALCULATION OF THE TARGET SCORE

Premier Limited Over
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 25 overs unless the provisions of 4.1(b) or 4.2.2 (b) apply), 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 by using the current Duckworth/Lewis method. The target set will always be a whole number and one run less will constitute a Tie.

Champions Trophy
If the innings of the team batting second is delayed or interrupted and it is not able to receive its full quota of overs, the target score shall be calculated according to the 'Parabola Formula' or Percentage Factor given in Appendix A and B.

11 POINTS
11 .1 Preliminary Round Matches: -

Win
4
Tie ot no Resault
2
Loss
0
Bonous Point
1

In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the next round will be
determined as follows:

1. the team with the most number of wins
2. the team with the most number of wins over the other team (s)
3. the team with the highest number of bonus points
4. the team with the highest net run rate

In a match declared as no result, run rate is not applicable.
11.2 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 the numbers 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 Duckworth/Lewis, for net run rate purposes Team I 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 Duckworth/Lewis having been applied at an earlier point in the match, Team I will be accredited with I run less than the fmal Target Score for Team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to Team 2 to reach the target.

11.3 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 3.


APPENDIX 3 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 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 and maximum overs.



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