ISWA Cricket League 2015
ISWA Cricket League 2015 Rules|

ISWA Cricket League (ICL) 2015
11, 12, 18 & 19 April 2015
ICL Format and Rules:

ICL will be abiding by the Laws of International Twenty20, with some exceptions. The general rules of Twenty20 cricket will apply. Only Incorporated Associations of Indian origin of Western Australia can participate in this tournament.

Bowling Rules:

- Each bowler is allowed to bowl only a maximum of 4 overs per innings.

- Should a bowler deliver a no ball by overstepping the popping crease, it costs 1 run and his next delivery is designated a "free-hit", from which the batsman can only be dismissed by a Run out or stumping.

*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 over arm.

*Free Hit after a foot-fault No ball -The delivery following a No ball called for a foot fault shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. If the delivery for the 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 whichever batsman is facing it. For any free hit, the striker can be dismissed only under the
circumstances that apply for a No ball, even if the delivery for the free hit is called Wide ball.
Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of striker.

- If the player is absent from the field for longer than 10 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.

- A bowler shall be limited to one fast short pitched delivery per over. If the bowler delivers any other short pitch ball in that over, this will be declared as No ball.

- A ball that passes clearly 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.

- Any delivery which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the popping crease shall be a No ball (this rule doesn?t apply for spinners).

- The bowler is permitted, up to the completion of his delivery stride, 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 not-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as

Fielding restrictions:

- Power Play: The first six overs are considered to be Power play.

- A maximum of two fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle during the power play.

- After the first six overs, a maximum of five fielders can be outside the fielding circle.

- No more than five fielders (excluding bowler and wicket keeper) can be on the leg side at any time.

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

Team Rules:

- All teams shall report at least 15 minutes before scheduled commencement of the match.
Any delay in commencement of the match will result in the umpires? decision in awarding suitable

- The captain of the fielding side or his nominee may select the ball(s) to be used from
the supply provided by the ICL organizers.

- As red balls will be used, the uniforms for the players shall not be red colour.

- During the play, ISWA?s minimum safety standards demands that:

* All players shall wear full length pants.

* All batsmen shall wear batting pads, gloves and ball guards. Helmets shall be worn to

* Wicket keeper shall wear keeping pads and ball guard.

- Toss- The toss shall be made in the presence of the Match Referee 15 mins before the
start of the game.

The captain winning toss must immediately advise the opposing captain and / or Umpires of
his decision to bat or bowl.

- The Captains of both the playing team should hand over the players list to the
Organisers / Umpire 15 mins before toss.

- If a match ends with the scores tied then the tie is broken with a one over per side
"Eliminator" or "Super Over"

- Player Replacement: standard Rules apply Incase of Injury.

- No player is allowed to play for two teams during the whole tournament.

- Each team is responsible to provide their scorers to assist main scorer. (ie. One scorer
from each side should be made available by respective teams in the podium.)

- If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of over?s by the scheduled
time for cessation of the first innings, play shall continue until the required number of over?s has been
bowled. The interval shall not be extended and the second session shall commence at the schedule time. The team
batting second shall receive its full quota of 20 over?s irrespective of the number of overs it
bowled in the scheduled time for the cessation of the first innings.

- If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 20 overs, the team batting second
shall be entitled to bat for 20 overs. If the team fielding second fails to bowl 20 overs by the scheduled
cessation time, the hours of play shall be extended until the required number of overs has been bowled or a
result is achieved. Penalties shall apply for slow over rates.

- Innings Interval: The interval between innings shall be 15 minutes.

- When playing time has been lost the revised number of overs to be bowled in the match
shall be based on a rate of 4 minutes per over in the total remaining time available for play.

- There will be two sessions of 1 hour 40 minutes each, separated by a 15 minute interval
between innings

Hours of Play

AM Matches

8:30am -10:10am Session 1
10:10am - 10.25am Interval
10:25am - 12:05pm Session 2

PM Matches:
1:00pm - 2:40pm Session 1
2:40pm - 2.55pm Interval
2:55pm - 04:35pm Session 2

- All sides are expected to finish their twenty overs within 1 hour 40 minutes playing

- Prematurely Terminated Matches- If the innings of the side batting second is suspended
(with at least 5 overs bowled) and it is not possible for the match to be resumed, the match will be
decided by comparison with the Par Score determined at the instant of the suspension. If the score is
equal to the par score, the match is a Tie. Otherwise the result is a victory, or defeat, by the margin
of runs by which the score exceeds, or falls short of, the Par Score. The number of wickets is not
considered for this purpose.

- In the event of low light or any other environmental condition, umpires? decision is

- The event is smoke-free and alcohol-free family event. Smoking and consumption of
alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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