Rules & Regulations

From 26 Dec 2021, Sunday to 5 Jan 2022, Wednesday
(3 League Matches per team)

Last Date of Registration: 18 Dec ’21

11 Players + 4 Substitutes
Organiser: Elegant Enterprises.

Venue: STAR Sports Cricket Academy
Sr.No.123, behind DSK Vishwa, Dhayari, Pune, Maharashtra 411041

Entry Fee: Rs. 11,000/- per team
Participation is in first-cum-first serve basis and will be confirmed & accepted only on payment of registration fee.

General Rules:

  1. A player who has played in one team is not allowed to play in another team. (Kindly carry a physical proof of ID.)
  2. This tournament would be played with Green Guru Tennis ball.
  3. Each innings would start with a new ball.
  4. In case a ball is being lost or broken before two over’s of an innings, then a new ball would be issued.
  5. If lost after two overs of an innings, an old ball [used] would be issued.

Power Play:

  1. League Matches: First 2 overs are mandatory power play.
  2. Only 2 players can field outside the 30 yard circle during power play overs.
  3. During the non power play overs minimum of 4 fielders should be present within the 30 yard circle, failure to do so during a delivery of a ball would be called as a No-ball by the umpire.

Innings/Match Duration:

  1. League matches – Each innings must be completed in 25 minutes and the innings break is of 5 minutes.
    Total match duration is 55 Minutes
  2. Knockout matches – Each innings must be completed in 40 minutes and the innings break is 10 minutes.
    Total match duration is 90 minutes

Team composition and Reporting time:

  1. If any player who did not play in earlier matches from any other team and not in the list of 15 players.
  2. Team should report 40 minutes prior to the scheduled match start time. Toss would be held 30 minutes before the start of the scheduled time.
  • In case of delay in the start of the match due to late arrival of teams.
    Delay upto 5 minutes, 1 over will be reduced per side
    Delay upto 10 minutes, 2 overs will be reduced per side
  • On-field umpire’s decision would be the final one.
  • It is the captain’s responsibility to uphold the spirit of the game by his team.
  • If any team misbehaves or abuses the umpires inside the field or outside the field during the match, the team will be disqualified from the tournament.
  • For every win, a team would get 2 points and the losing team won’t get any points.
  • Walkover- 2 points to the team reporting for play and this match will not be taken for calculation of NRR.
  • Rules for super over :
    Compulsory Chase
  • In league stages if two teams are tied with same points, NRR would be taken into account and the team which has a better NRR would move to the knockout stage.
  • In matters of doubt not covered by the tournament rules, the decision of the tournament committee will be final and binding upon all concerned as per the standard rules.
  • Dead Ball [During the course of play]: The ball shall be considered to be dead when it is clear to the umpire at the bowler’s end that the fielding side and both batsmen at the wicket have ceased to regard it as in play. Whether the ball is finally settled or not is a matter for the umpire alone to decide.
  • Tournament will be played single wicket, that is, the batsman will play at one end and after the completion of over, umpires & batsman will change end.

Batsman Rules:

  • LBW and Leg byes are not applicable for this tournament. Batsmen cannot be ruled out in any form for leg byes and no run would be counted.
  • All “no-balls” (As per ICC rules: front foot, side-line, above the waist, Fielding restriction etc) result in a free hit in the next delivery, where field can be changed only if the batsman has crossed over or no ball is due to Field restriction.
  • A runner can be used only when a player gets injured during the innings or during fielding. A runner cannot be used for a player who is injured before the start of the match / tired during the match. The runner can be used only with the discretion of the umpires depending on the reason/cause and consent from the opposition captain.
  • Initial 11 only can bat during the match, irrespective of the substitutes we could take in the match.
  • All the other ICC cricket rules are applicable as it is.
  • Obstructing the field:
    If either batsman can be given out if he willfully attempts to obstruct or distract the fielding side by word or action. On-field umpire’s decision would be the final one.
    Batsman could be declared out,
    When a batsman thinks that he is going to be run out and he blocks the ball with his bat or changes his line intentionally when
    running between wickets to block the ball.
    The striker is out should willful obstruction or distraction by either batsman prevent a catch being made.
  • Batsman cannot be called out, if
    When a batsman is running between wickets, he does not deviate from his course and the ball hits him without the batsman
    blocking the ball on purpose.

Bowling Rules:

  • Regulations are as follows.
    6 Over’s Match -> 2 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 (Max over by a bowler) (Only League Matches 6 Overs)
  • One bouncer is allowed per Over, provided the ball passes between the shoulder and the head, However, ball passing over the head will be declared as a wide.
  • If the first bouncer is above head height and batsman gets out or scores runs, then it’s considered as first bouncer and it’s considered as a legal delivery.
  • Also batsman would be declared out or scored runs would be counted respectively.
  • Free hit is allowed for all No balls ( all foot no-balls, above waist no-balls, no balls due to fielding restriction or some other reason)
    Foot no–ball can be called on following conditions
  • If the bowler bowls without some part of the front foot either grounded [first grounding point] or in the air behind the popping crease
    If the bowler’s back foot touches or crosses the return crease.
  • No-ball could also be called,
    If the bowler bowls more than one bouncer per over
  • Any delivery, which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the crease
    In case a bowler chucks during his action of bowling.
  • If field restriction rules are not followed as per the guidelines
  • If the bowler starts the over/ changes the side of the wicket from which he bowls without telling the guard to the umpire.

  • Chucking is strictly not allowed and if batsman at strikers or non-strikers end appeals against the action it’s left to the umpires on field and organizing committee to analyze the action and if they find a problem they could warn the bowler. If the bowler continues with the same action umpires could call a no-ball.
  • Wicket keeper if wants to bowl, he could bowl but before that it’s his/captain’s responsibility to inform the umpire about the change of wicket keeper.
  • This needs to be ensured by the fielding captain & in case missed out umpires could call the delivery as no-ball.
    All the other ICC cricket rules are applicable as it is.
  • Length of the Pitch: Pitch length would be of 22 yards
  • 12 Judging a Wide:
    If the Bowler bowls the ball so high over or so wide of the wicket that, in the opinion of the Umpire it passes out of reach of the Striker, standing in a normal guard position, the Umpire shall call and signal “wide ball” as soon as it has passed the line of the Striker’s wicket.
  • The Umpire shall not adjudge a ball as being a wide if:
    The Striker, by moving from his guard position, causes the ball to pass out of his reach provided the ball is within the identified wide line.
    The Striker moves and thus brings the ball within his reach
    If the Striker switches the Batting Guard before ball is delivered and ball is within the identified wide line considering both the sides of wicket as Off side.

Fielding Rules:

  • Maximum of 5 fielders are only allowed in on – side fields at any stage of the game. [Including bowler if bowler bowls around the wicket]
  • If batsman during the course of backing up leaves the popping crease before the ball is delivered, he could be run out by the bowler. Giving a warning is left to the fielding captain and bowler.
  • During the course of bowling action, fielders other than wicketkeeper are allowed to move only in forward direction but not on sideways. Umpire can call it as No ball, if this rule is violated causing distraction.
  • During the course of bowling action, fielders including wicketkeeper are not allowed to make any noise which distract the batsman. Umpires can call it as No ball, If the fielders are making such noise.
  • The umpires shall have discretion to allow, for wholly acceptable reasons, a substitute fielder to act for a nominated player, at the start of the match, or at any subsequent time
  • If the player is absent from the field for longer than 2 overs, the player shall not be permitted to bowl in that innings after his return until he has been on the field for at least the number of overs for which he was absent.
  • If the player is absent from the field for longer than 2 over, 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 amount of overs for which he has been absent or, if earlier, when his side has lost five wickets.
  • The above two restriction (5 & 6) 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 being 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).
  • This exception will be decided by on field umpires and the organizing committee.