This document contains the Rules and Regulations that govern cricket games played in the Brooklyn Cricket League (BCL) and MUST be used in collaboration with Laws of Cricket, and the 2017 ICC’s Standard One Day International Playing Conditions. It is the responsibility of each captain to know these rules and ensure that his team conforms to their stipulations. All clubs and players are notified that there are several new and revised sections of the 2000 – 2003 code for cricket and the standard One Day International Match Playing Conditions effective June 2015 that will be applied by umpires during the current cricket season. Current ICC laws and One Day International Match Playing Conditions will apply, if not stated in the playing rules.
- REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS
1.1: All Clubs must register its players with the league at least (7) days before the first schedule game of the season and subsequently at least (1) day before the other games. Registration must initially be done by sending a list of names of players to the Secretary and CC to the Asst. Secretary/Treasurer, by mail, email or by electronic means. Clubs can register a maximum of 35 players for free per year. Clubs must pay a registration fee of $20 per player beyond the 35 player registration limit.
1.2: If the registration is by mail, the registration date shall be the date it was mailed as evidenced by the postmark. If registration is by fax, hand or E-mail, the registration date shall be the date received. The last date of registration is the 30th of June of the season in progress, for the round robin competitions. Any points gained by the club, which violates this rule, shall be forfeited and the points awarded to the opposing team. If more than one club register a player, such player shall be considered a register player with the first team he represents.
1.3: The Brooklyn Cricket League shall allow no more than (5) players who do not reside in the United States and no more than (5) players who do not reside in the Region to participate in a match for a club in the Brooklyn Cricket League Competition. The Brooklyn Cricket League shall allow only one (1) current test player per team to participate in the Brooklyn Cricket League games.
1.4 No player who has played or was nominated to play for any other League / Club in the New York Cricket Region (NYCR), during the current season, will be eligible to play in the Brooklyn Cricket League Competitions in said same season, unless the player is transferring with the proper release. The NYCR Leagues are Metropolitan, Commonwealth, New York, Eastern American, American and Brooklyn Leagues. (Any subsequent League joining is also included.
A player must have a release form/letter when moving from one club or league to another, signed by the Secretary, Treasurer or President of the organization, (Club Captain if none of these). The release cut off date shall be June 30 of the season in progress
1.5: The Executive/Protest & Disciplinary committee has the authority to override any decision made off the field by umpires. At the end of cricket season the umpire co-coordinator along with his colleagues must meet with the executive body of the league to discuss issues and remedies that affects the league. Players should not remove boundaries during play without the approval of the umpire.
1.6: Players must play 1/3 of each of the varied league’s round robin games scheduled in a competition, (i.e. 1/3 of 40 overs schedule; and 1/3 of T20 schedule with fractions being rounded downwards), to be eligible to play in any play off game of that round robin tournament. Players must play in at least one game (before the semi-finals) to take part further into the KO competition. Games played as a substitute does not constitute towards playoff eligibility.
- TOSS AND SQUAD DECLARATION
2.1: Toss is recommended to be taken no later than 15 minutes before the schedule start of play.
2.2: Teams are required to submit their playing eleven (and substitutes) to the umpire(s) before the toss. The names must be submitted in full with first and last names, matching the player registration. It is the captains responsibility to take a picture of the opposition player list (with game date) from the umpire. Not only does this help with scoring but also serves as a proof for the players who have actually played the game.
2.3: If one team has seven (7) or more registered players in uniforms, and are ready to play at the time of the toss and the other team does not, the team that has seven (7) registered players ready to play automatically wins the toss.
2.4: Umpire(s) are required to accompany the captains for the toss.
2.5: Upon winning the toss the umpires and opposing captain must be informed by the team immediately, after the toss, whether they will bat or field and that decision cannot be changed at any time.
- UNDECLARED PLAYERS
3.1: If the captain wishes to query whether a player of the opposing team is the person declared on the umpires report card or on any other medium on which the opposing captain declared his team, he can request of the umpires that the suspected player present identification in the form of driver’s license, employee or any other identification containing the players’ name and photograph. Verification must be done in the presence of both umpire and captains. All adult players should carry a picture identification card. All queries must be made before the start of the game.
3.2: If the umpires agree that the I.D. does not match the names submitted, the following penalty shall apply.
3.3: If discovered before the game start, that player will not be allowed to participate. If his captain insists on playing the unidentified player, the umpire shall call off the game and the points awarded to the non-offending team. If discovery is made after the game, the non-offending team may file a protest with the protest/disciplinary committee of the Brooklyn Cricket League within two (2) days of such alleged violation.
3.4: All protests affecting the outcome of a match must be filed within two (2) days of the game.
3.5: In circumstances where the outcome of such protest may directly affect the playoffs, such protest must be filed immediately or no later than 24 hours after the last regularly scheduled game of the season.
3.6: Clubs with two or more teams. No player shall be allowed to change teams within a club during the season.
- PLAYERS ELIGIBILITY FOR PLAYOFFS
4.1: A player must have played at least 1/3 of the scheduled individual round robin games of a competition (with fractions being rounded downwards) with one club to be eligible to participate in the playoffs or finals of that competition in the Brooklyn Cricket League, and one game (prior to the semi-finals) in the 35 KO competition to play in the semi finals or finals of the KO competition. (also if T20 is played as a KO tournament). Reference to 1.6 above.
4.2: All club captains must submit their eligible playoff roster (i.e. players who have qualified by playing 1/3 of the round robin games) no later than 6 days before the start of the playoff (i.e. by Monday), via email to the secretary/executives of the league. The playoff roster will be officially released (via website, email) no later than 5 days before the start of the playoff. Only players listed in the playoff roster (excluding substitutes) are allowed to participate in the playoff games.
4.3: Queries in regards to the opposition team’s playoff roster may be submitted by captains via email to the secretary (and copied to the Executive/Protest & Disciplinary committee committee). The onus is on such opposition captain to provide evidence of playoffs ineligibility. The Executive/Protest & Disciplinary committee committee are not responsible for collecting evidence. Strict disciplinary actions may be taken by the Executive/Protest & Disciplinary committee committee against captains who knowingly submitting ineligible players for the playoff roster, including suspension from the playoff games itself.
4.4: The substitutes of the team should be fully dressed at the start of the game. The umpire must ask each club to identify the substitutes in the team list. Games played as a substitute does not constitute towards playoff eligibility. If a team is unable to field a playing eleven during the playoffs, they are allowed to play their registered substitutes in such capacity (i.e. the substitutes can only field and cannot bat/bowl/wicket keep).
4.5: If a player of the Brooklyn Cricket League is absent for a Brooklyn Cricket League game as a result of his/her selection on the New York Cricket Region or the United States of America national team, or any other national or international assignments (for USA), then that player shall use that game as a qualifying game for the Brooklyn Cricket League playoffs.
- WICKETS AND GROUND PREPARATION
5.1: At the start of the season the league shall decide how the wicket preparation will be done. Whether by teams to a ground, or by the League, no team shall be allowed to use any other ground not assigned to them without first obtaining permission from the league. Failure to comply may result in the match being awarded to opposing team. The list of pitches and their locations are shown below.
- Assignments Ground
Ground “A” Marine Park 1 – next to bathroom
Ground “B” Marine Park 2 – middle of park next to # 1
Ground “C” Marine Park 3 – Ave U & East 33 Street
Ground “D” Marine Park 4 – Ave U & East 33 Street
Seaview Seaview Ave & East 108 Street
5.2: The home team shall be responsible for the preparation of the pitch before each game. The team that is named first on the schedule shall be considered the HOME TEAM, and shall provide water for the game. The pitch shall be made suitable for play by the HOME TEAM, by sweeping etc. before the matting is put down.
5.3: The home team shall be responsible for covering the entire pitch and bowler’s run up in the event of inclement weather. The covers should extend at least twenty-five (25) feet beyond each bowling crease. Failing to satisfy this requirement, the game shall be awarded to the opposing team, if not covering the pitch and run up is the cause of the game not being able to continue play, or any other extenuating circumstances as deemed by the League Executive. (Please reference ICC Reg. 11.2 and 11.3 for more information)
5.4: Clubs are responsible to ensure that their pitch is properly prepared. The boundaries and the circle must be clearly marked.
5.5: Umpires shall examine the pitch and the grounds and decide if they are fit to play. All grounds must be ready at the schedule start of the game.
5.6: All home teams must have plastic covers for their wickets in the event of rain interruption. Names of players must be turned over to umpires at that time.
6.1: Only umpires sanctioned by the league may umpire league games. All players must abide in a polite manner at all times with the Umpires decisions. Umpire fees are $100.00 for official umpires in 40 and 35 overs games.
Official Umpire fees are $60 for T20 games. For T20 one official umpire the split is $90 official and $30 stand in umpire.
6.2: Each club shall pay a base fee of $100.00 for umpires, no later than the break between innings. In the event of one official umpire for T40/T35, both clubs shall each pay the $100 fee, which shall be divided as follows ($130 – official umpire, $70 – stand in umpire). New fee structure will be established for all play-off matches.
6.3: Teams that are late or do not show are still required to pay the usual umpire fees. If an umpire arrives late at the ground, he shall be allowed to officiate.
6.4: All umpires are required to complete the Brooklyn Cricket League match report sheet and teams-rating on their umpire’s card rating. Rating is in the form of overall performance of each team. The rating shall be 1-10, with 10 being excellent. A copy of the umpire’s card and the original Brooklyn Cricket League report sheet must be sent to the BCL umpires coordinator within 7 days.
6.5: If no official umpires are present to officiate at a game, the teams shall select one umpire each and the game shall proceed as an official game.
6.6: Teams failing to notify the league of unavailability to play a scheduled game at least 48 hours ahead of the scheduled game will be held accountable to paying their full amount of umpire’s fee in addition to any further penalty the BCL Executives deem fit. The no-show team will be required to get payment to the BCL Executives before the following Wednesday deadline. Failure to do so MAY result in a forfeit for the following game also.
- INCLEMENTS WEATHER NOTIFICATION
7.1: Member of each team must be at the venue of the game to determine whether play is possible or not, except in the case of inclement weather, the Secretary, President shall notify the contact person on the leagues mailing list not later than 11:00am on the day of the game that play is not possible. The Secretary or President shall notify the umpire coordinator.
- CONDUCT OF PLAYERS, CLUB MEMBERS, UMPIRES, SPECTATORS
8.1: All club members at all games must maintain exemplary behavior. It is the responsibility of the participating clubs to ensure that no umpire or player or spectator is harassed, intimidated or assaulted. The participating teams shall use their best efforts to ensure safety and proper behavior of the spectators. Violation of this rule will result in immediate expulsion from the game, and further disciplinary action against players, and clubs.
8.2: In accordance with Law 42 Sect.13 (Laws of Cricket), in the event that a player fails to comply with an umpire’s instruction during a game, show dissent in anyway, or behaves in a manner, which is likely to bring the game in disrepute, the umpire shall consult with each other and then with the captain of the offending player(s). The umpire shall immediately issue a warning. If the offending behavior continues the umpire(s) may terminate the game, resulting in forfeiture against the offending team. The umpires will be the final judge in all such matters, by submitting a match report with the incident details. The umpires shall file a report with the Secretary of the League.
8.3: Any team or player that refuses to comply with the umpire(s) instruction(s) and brings the match to a premature end shall be fined a minimum of $250.00. Such teams may also face suspension from the league as deemed by the Executive/Protest & Disciplinary committee committee.
8.4: BCL will not tolerate any form of abuse (under the pretense of sledging/taunting) which includes racial, religious, political or personal attacks. Verbal abuse/Taunting shall include mocking, insulting or making sarcastic or inciting statements to any player or umpire.
8.5: Any player who engages in verbal abuse of another player(s) umpire(s) or league official(s) during a match shall be suspended for at least the next two (2) years and fined at least $150.00. All fines must be paid before the player’s suspension is over.
8.6: Any player, who engages in physical abuse of a player, umpire or league official, shall be banned from the Brooklyn Cricket League, and reported to the New York Cricket Region and other appropriate bodies..
8.7: Any player who shows dissent by hitting down the wicket will be automatically suspended for the remaining of the season, and any other disciplinary action deemed necessary by the League Executive.
8.8: Any team that allows a player to participate in a game while under suspension, shall be fined at least $200.00 and have five (5) points deducted from their total points, plus forfeiture of that game.
8.9: All clubs and spectators shall adhere to the rules and regulations of the Parks Department Governing the Grounds, including picking up and bagging any garbage of players and fans.
8.10 Any player(s) found driving their vehicles on the field will be dealt with strictly by the executives, since this is a gross neglect of Park Department rules.
- RESCHEDULED GAMES
9.1: No games shall be rescheduled without the approval of the Executive Committee. Clubs requesting to reschedule a game shall present to that committee the written consent of the other team and agreed upon date in writing, signed by a representative of each team, on which the game will be played.
9.2: In a situation where a scheduled match cannot be played because of park activities or other unforeseen circumstances, the match will be rescheduled for the following earliest possible date approved by the executive committee.
10.1: The cricket balls are standardized four piece balls. All teams shall use only the balls (red/white) approved by the league. Teams who fail to comply with these regulations will be subject to loss of games, and or forfeitures
- TEAMS DISBANDING
11.1: Any points obtained against a team that later withdraws or is banned from the competition shall be awarded full points. All remaining games in which that team does not show shall be awarded to the opponent.
12.1: Score sheets must be fully completed with information for each game and shall be submitted to the Secretary/Statistics Committee no later than 5 days after each game. A team shall lose ½ of their points for failure to submit score sheets within 5 days of each game.
12.2: The Club will be fined $20.00 for each violation and players of the offending team may not qualify for league awards. (To be submitted to the Secretary to be played prior to the next game).
12.3: Only certified umpires from a panel of umpires will be allowed to officiate in play offs and finals games. All teams are required to file an electronic summary of their game within 5 days after each game. The Brooklyn Cricket League shall provide a template for the summary scores.
- DRESS CODE
13.1: Players are to be properly attired in conventional white cricket garments for the 40 over cricket competition. Players are to be properly attired in their teams color cricket garments for the 35 over (KO) and twenty/20 competition.
13.2: No turf pegs of spikes are permitted. Jewelry around the neck must be tucked in under the shirt while bowling. No bowler shall be allowed to bowl with any tape or attachment on his bowling fingers. All substitutes must be dressed in full cricket attire.
13.3: During extreme weather conditions (excess wind, sudden drop in temperature), umpires have the right to allow players on the field to wear jackets/warm garments on top of their uniform.
- PLAYING RULES
14.1: All clubs and players are notified that there are several new revised sections of the 2000-2003 CODE for cricket and standard One Day International Match Playing Conditions effective October 1, 2013 that will be applied by umpires during the current cricket season. Current ICC laws and One Day International Match Playing Conditions will apply, if not stated in the playing rules.
14.2: Umpires are the sole arbiters of the game and cannot be over ruled except for misinterpretation or non-enforcement of the playing rules of the Brooklyn Cricket League.
14.3: If either captain believes that the playing rules are being ignored or misapplied by an umpire, he should produce a copy of such rule to the umpire, who should, then, correct himself. If he refuses, then the umpires and the opposing captain should be notified that the game is being played under protest, the protest should, then, be made to the league.
- PLAYING CONDITIONS AND HOURS OF PLAY
15.1: The Toss: The umpires and opposing captain must be informed by a team immediately, after the toss whether they will bat or field.
Normal hours of play shall be as follows:
40 Overs Competition: 1:00pm-7: 50-pm, cut off time is 4:25 pm for the first inning
35 Overs KO Competition: 1:00pm-7:30pm, cut off time is 4:15 pm for first inning
T20 Competition: 1:00pm-5:45pm, the cut off is 3:20 pm for the first inning
15.2: There shall be two drink breaks per session in the 40 overs, one in the 35 overs KO, one in the Twenty/20. Drinks should be kept as short as possible, and in any case should not exceed 5 minutes. In case of extreme heat, an extra drink break may be taken with the approval of the umpires.
15.3: Any team not ready to play at the scheduled starting time (i.e. 1 pm) shall automatically lose the toss. Thereafter the team will have a grace period of 20 minutes to be ready to play (i.e. by 1:20 pm) without deduction of overs. If the team is not ready to play even then, the umpires will penalize 1 over for every 4 minutes up to 2:00pm. Teams not ready to start by 2:00pm shall forfeit the game.
15.4 In situations where the overs are reduced for the offending team (sec 15.3), the non-offending captain has the right to request the umpires to evenly reduce the number of overs from both teams. Such request must directly come from the captain and a reduced over game can be played.
15.4: In the event of a late start not due to the fault of either team, the umpire(s) shall reduce the number of overs in the game at the rate of 5 minutes per over (after the 20 minute grace period) and calculate the allotted time for each inning with minimum of 25 overs allotted for each team, taking into consideration the water break(s) and a break between innings. Under such conditions, a game may start after 2pm.
- LENGTH OF INNINGS
16.1: Each team is entitled to bat for 40 overs in the regular competition. 35 overs in the KO, 20 overs in the T20 unless the umpire have set another amount of overs or they have been bowled out before.
16.2: If the team fielding first fails to complete their overs in the allotted time, that team shall continue to bowl until the overs have are completed. However, when that team comes to bat they will be allowed to bat the number of overs they had bowled in the allotted time.
16.3: If the team batting first is dismissed for less than the allotted number of overs the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for the allotted number of overs.
16.4: If the team fielding second has not bowled the allotted number of overs by 7:50p.m in the RR, 7:30 pm in the Cup, 5:45 pm in the Twenty, the umpires shall extend the hours of play if in their opinion the light is good and a finish can be obtained.
16.5: In games where the start is delayed, as in (15.4) or where play has been interrupted, the objective should always be to rearrange the number of overs so that both teams have the opportunity to bat the same amount of overs with a minimum of 25 overs for each team. The number of overs to be bowled shall be based on an average rate of 15 overs per hour in the time remaining before close of play at 7:50 p.m.. (5:45 p.m. in the Cup).
16.6: In games where play is suspended in the innings of the team batting first, the calculation of the number of overs to be bowled shall be as per (16.5).
16.7: The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the team that batted first unless the team that batted first was bowled out in less than agreed number of overs as in (16.1).
17.1: A substitute shall be allowed to field only for a player who satisfies the umpires that he has been injured or became ill during the game. In exceptional circumstances, a substitute may be allowed, subject to the consent of the opposing captain, for an uninjured player who has to leave the field or for a player who does not take the field. Substitutes must be registered by the team like any normal player as per section 1.
17.2: A player who suffers an injury caused by an external blow, as opposed to an injury, such as a pulled muscle, and has to leave the field for medical attention, may, subject to the umpires approval, bowl immediately after his return, irrespective of the length of time he was absent off the field.
18.1: A result can be achieved only if the team batting first has batted it’s allotted overs (15 overs completed at least) or has been bowled out and the second team has completed at least 15 overs or has been bowled out in less than 15 overs. Fifteen (15) overs completed constitute a match in a 40 over/35 overs game, and 10 overs completed in a T20.
19.1: A result can be achieved only if both teams have completed at least 10 overs unless one team was all out in less than 10 overs or the team batting second scores enough runs to win in 10 overs or less.
- MINIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS TO START A GAME
20.1: The minimum numbers of players a team need to start a game is seven (7). If a team cannot find at least seven players to start a game by the cutoff time (sec 15.3), the game shall be awarded to the other team, provided that the other team had at least seven players ready to play.
20.2: The captain of each team shall declare in writing, the names of eleven (11) players and substitutes to the umpires and the opposing captain and on team list before the toss of the coin. Substitutes are not allowed to bowl, bat, or keep the wicket. The substitutes must be named on scorebook/sheet, and umpires records. He should also be physically present at the game and be verified by the captains and umpires.
20.3: Any team utilizing an undeclared player to bat or bowl shall forfeit the game. Declared player that arrives late after his team has taken the field will not be allowed to bowl until his total time of lateness is satisfied. E.g. if he is one hour late then he cannot bowl until one hour after taking the field. A declared player who has not taken the field in the first innings (if team fielding first), or who has not batted and taken the field in the second innings (if team fielding second), will not be allowed to play the rest of the match.
- DISMISSAL FROM SCHEDULE
21.1: Any team that fails to show for three (3) games shall be dismissed from playing schedule and shall not be allowed to participate any further for any games for the whole year (including other competitions organized by Brooklyn Cricket League). The League shall fine teams failing to show for a game.
Note: Any team owing money to the league must pay up at least 48 hours before the start of the scheduled league game. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the game. Three infractions will result in dismissal from the competition.
- PLAY OFFS AND FINALS
22.1: The Playoffs and Finals shall commence promptly at 1:00 pm. The normal hours of play shall be:
1:00 pm – 7:30pm. Cut off time is 4:00 pm
22.2: The league shall pay the umpires and provide balls for all final games. The league does not provide balls for semi-finals game. The team with the least points shall be the home team in the playoffs. The league shall pay the umpires and also provide balls and food after the game for Division 1 and Division 2 Round Robin and Cup Finals. The league shall select the venue for the Finals.
- TIES AND BREAKING THE TIE
23.1: In regular season (40 overs) matches in whom both teams have had the opportunity of batting for the agreed number of overs, 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 that have fallen.
23.2: In a Knock-Out (T/20 if in KO format) game if the scores are equal at the end of both innings, each team shall select 3 batsmen to bat for one super over, providing that the 3 batsmen are not all out. If the scores are still tied, the team that made the most 6’s wins for that super over, if still tied the most 4’s wins for that super over. If still tied there shall be a one bowl off super ball, to decide the winner.
23.3: If at the end of the competition two or more teams have the same amount of points, the right to play in the playoffs shall be based on the following criteria:
- The team with the most number or wins
- If still equal, the team with the number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins
- If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate.
24.1: All registered players and umpires are covered for Secondary Insurance (pursuant to the policy rules) for injuries received during the scheduled league game. A person so injured must make a report to the Secretary for the league within 48 hours after the injury was received.
24.2: If he is covered by other insurance, a player must first make a claim against the other insurance. Players may be also covered for property damage (e.g. if he hits a ball during the game that breaks a car window in the parking lot).
- WEARING A HELMET
25.1: All batsmen shall wear helmets with all its facial protective features, and also fielders close to striker positions.
25.2: The wicketkeeper should wear a helmet while wicket keeping.
25.3: The league shall not be liable for any injuries sustained by a player in violation of this rule.(25.1, & .2, )
26.1: The playing area (where feasible) shall be minimum of 150 yards (137.16 meters) from boundary to boundary square of the pitch, with the shorter of the two square boundaries being a minimum 65 yards (59.43 meters). This straight boundary at both ends of the pitch shall be a minimum of 70 yards (64.00 meters). Distances shall be measured from the centre of the pitch to be use. On large grounds the aim shall be to provide the largest playing are, subject to no boundary exceeding 90 yards (82.29 meters) from the centre of the pitch to be used.
- PLAYERS RELEASE
27.1: Any player (s) who wishes to change clubs shall obtain a release in writing from his present club prior to June 30 of the season in progress. This must be done whether the player previously played in the Brooklyn Cricket League or another league. A copy of the said release must be sent along with the registration for his new club. If a player is denied release, he may apply to the executive committee for a hearing.
- DRINKS AND INNING BREAK
28.1: Under normal circumstances, a team is allowed two water breaks per inning not exceeding five (5) minutes each. However, an Umpire may allow additional water breaks, based on the prevailing weather conditions at the time. In addition to the above, batsmen may request water between the changes of overs, so as not to interrupt the continuity of play. This must be made in advance by notifying the opposing captain and the ruling umpire.
28.2: There is a rest period of fifteen (15) minutes between innings.
- CONDUCT OF PLAYERS, CLUB MEMBERS, UMPIRES, SPECTATORS
29.1: All club members at all games must maintain exemplary behavior. It is the responsibility of the participating clubs to ensure that no umpire or player is harassed, intimidated or assaulted. The participating teams shall use their best efforts to ensure the safety and proper behavior of the spectators. Violation of this rule may result in disciplinary action against players, and clubs.
29.2: In accordance with Law 42 #13 (Laws of Cricket), in the event that a player fails to comply with an umpire’s instruction during a game, show dissent in any way, or behaves in a manner, which is likely to bring the game into disrepute, the umpires shall consult with each other and then with the captain of the offending player(s). The umpire shall immediately issue a warning. If the offending behavior continues the umpire(s) may terminate the game, resulting in forfeiture against the offending team. The umpires shall file a report with the Corresponding Secretary of the League.
- POWER PLAY and SETTING THE FIELD
30.1: The field should be set to include no more than five (5) fieldsmen on the leg-side, at the instant of delivery of the ball.
30.2: During the non-Power play Overs, no more than four (4) fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area.
30.3: For standard 40/35 overs match the Power play shall apply for 16 overs per inning to be taken as follows
30.4: The first block of power play overs will be for the first 8 overs. The fielding team will be allowed maximum 2 fielders out of the 30-yard circle for this block.
30.5: The last block of power play shall be the final 8 overs. The fielding team will be allowed maximum 5 players outside of the 30 yard circle. During the non powerplay overs, the fielding team will be allowed maximum 4 players outside of the 30 yard circle.
See table below for Power play stipulations in the event of a shortened inning, 35 & 20 overs
|Inning Duration||Length of First Power play||Length of Second Power play||Last Over to start second Power play|
30.6 The T20 games follow standard ICC protocols, where the power play shall be for the first 6 overs, with no more than 2 fielder outside the 30 yard circle, and there after no more than 5 fielders outside the 30 yard circle.
- Point Systems and Scorecard Submissions ALLOCATION OF POINTS
31.1: The points for a game shall be as follows:
Win 10 points
Loss 0 Points
Tie 5 points each
Abandoned / Rain out * 4 points
31.2: A scorecard will not be considered as complete unless the following minimum requirements are met:
31.2.1: the two teams participating in the match are properly identified
31.2.2: the team that won the toss is properly identified
31.2.3: the standing umpire (s) are properly identified
31.2.4: the number of overs agreed to play (if different from 40) is properly identified
31.3: The score sheet must show full first and last names for batsmen and bowlers are to be submitted In the batting section of the scorecard the ‘how out,’ ‘bowler’ who took the wicket and number of runs scored by the batsman are required to be thoroughly filled out.
31.4: In the batting section all players who participated in the game (minimum 7, maximum 11) are required to be submitted regardless of the number of batsmen required to take strike during the innings. In the bowling section of the scorecard the ‘Overs’ bowled, ‘Maiden’ overs bowled, ‘Runs’ scored off that bowler and ‘Wickets’ taken are required to be filled out. The numbers of extras are required to be filled out.
If a game cannot be started due to rain out, field or pitch conditions or such situation and the umpire (s) shows up at the field, a travel allowance fee of $40 is to be paid to said umpire(s) by the teams. This fee must be paid by the teams present.
In the event of any problem arising, which is not covered by these rules, the Executive Committee will have the power to arbitrate and make whatever decisions it thinks best. Such decision(s) shall be considered as final and binding. The BCL Rules and Regulations are in accordance with the ICC Standard One Day International Match Playing Conditions, please visit http://www.icc- cricket.com for further clarification.