Twenty20 Cup regulations
team will play five zonal matches with either two or three of these being
home matches. Matches are to be played between 13th and 24th June. The zonal
groups are as follows:
The top teams from each group and the best second-placed team (usual criteria
apply) will progress to finals day on Saturday 19 July. Both semi-finals and
the final will be played on that day. Zonal matches have no reserve days, finals
day has one reserve day.
One innings per side, each innings limited to a maximum of 20 overs
Finals Day: The
details are yet to be determined, though it is anticipated that there will be
a longer break between the second semi-final and the final, in order for teams
to rest, and for the final to be floodlit. The venue for finals day is to be
The interval will normally be of 15 minutes duration. In reduced overs matches,
the interval will be cut to 10 minutes.
Teams have one hour 15 minutes to bowl 20 overs. In the first innings, the calculation
of the number of overs to be bowled shall be based on one over for every full
3.75 minutes in the total time available for play up to the scheduled close
of play. In the second innings of the match, overs shall be reduced at a rate
of one over for every full 3.75 minutes lost, unless the first innings finished
early / second innings started early in which case no overs are lost until the
time that has been gained is subsequently lost.
The incoming batsman must be in position to take guard or for his partner to
be ready to receive the next ball (or for his partner to receive the next ball)
within one minute 30 seconds of the fall of the previous wicket.
White Kookaburra balls are to be used.
Each side must have faced (or had the opportunity to face) five overs in order
to constitute a match. The Duckworth Lewis Method shall be used in interrupted
on the Placement of Fieldsmen
Fielding restrictions apply for the first six overs of each innings.
Number of Overs
Each bowler may bowl a maximum of four overs. In a delayed or interrupted match,
no bowler may bowl more than one fifth of the total overs allowed unless such
a number has been exceeded before the interruption.
Free Hit after
a Foot Fault No Ball
This will apply.
As in other one-day competitions, one short-pitched ball is allowed per over.
The six-run penalty for each over not bowled will apply - all sides are expected
to be in position to bowl the first ball of the last of their 20 overs within
one hour 15 minutes playing time. In reduced over matches, the fielding side
has one over's leeway in addition to any time that the Umpires may allow for
Umpires are instructed
to apply a strict interpretation of time-wasting by the batsman (five-run penalties).
Specifically, batsmen are expected to be ready for the start of a new over as
soon as the bowler is ready.