cricketspain logo
Google-Translate-English to Spanish
CRICKET ESPANA LEAGUE RULES PART ONE
 
2nd May 2010

                                                                                                                                                             LEAGUE COMPETITION RULES (45 OVERS) PART ONE 

 

A1.      The Competition shall be held under the auspices of Cricket España (CE), and it is the wish of CE that all players, officials and spectators enjoy the Competition, Enjoy Cricket as the way it should be played.

 A2.      The Competition shall be managed by the CE League Chairman, appointed by the CE Director of Cricket, and 2 other Committee Members representing the League.. They will be responsible for the strategic management and the day to day running of the CE League and will report back to the CE Executive Committee through the CE Director of Cricket. Decisions made by the CE League Committee shall be final and binding. But Any Disputes that has arisen through the League must be reported to the Director of Cricket before imposing any penalties. Any club not happy with the Decision made by the League Committee, shall appeal to the chairman in righting and the Chairman will then pass this to the Director of Cricket to appoint an Independent committee to look into the Appeal and report back to the Director of cricket with the findings, This report and the findings will be forwarded to the League Chairman, who in turn will notify the offending clubs and this report will be Final and Binding, There will be no 2nd appeals. All this has to take place within 10 days of the complaint been received by the League chairman. 

A3.      Each Club shall be responsible for ensuring that its players and officials are familiar with Competition Rules and Playing Conditions. All Teams and officials will sign the CE code of Conduct and the team captains will be held responsible for there Players.. 

A4.      A Fixture List shall be issued by the League Committee. The teams whose names appear on the left side of the List shall be designated the ‘home team’. Games shall be played on the dates and at the venues specified, unless otherwise agreed by the League Committee. 

A5.      There shall be an Entry Fee to the Competition of €50.00 (fifty euros) for each team, payable to CE by 1st March 2010.  Non-payment of fees at the specified time shall attract the following excess payments. 

Payments after the 1st March 2010                  Excess of €25.00   

Teams not paying their entry fees by 1st April 2010 shall be eliminated from the League Competition in 2010. 

A6.      There shall be a Match Fee of €50.00 (Fifty euros) per League game per team payable to CE. This fee includes the cost of the match ball. Ideally, Match fees should be paid in advance or, alternatively, immediately after the game has been played. Match fees are to be paid into the Bank Caixa account using the Fixture as the Reference when paying in (e.g. Reference: Barcelona  v Shaheen). Bank details are as follows: 

Account name:  Asociacion Espanola de Cricket Account Number: 2100 4453 84 0200029304  Address:     Bank Caixa C/Valencia Alfas del Pi 

B.        CLUB AND PLAYER ELIGIBILITY 

B1.       All clubs participating in the League must be registered with CE. 

B2.       All players participating in the League must be registered with their club and with CE.

Note!!!You can be registered for a Number of Clubs but can only play League for one Club in that year. 

B3.       ALL players must have been registered with CE by the 1st April before the 2010 Competition starts. A player not registered with CE by the 1st April must get special dispensation from the League Committee before playing in any League game. Clubs shall give at least 14 days notice before the date of the first game in which a newly registered player has been selected to play. 

B4.       No player shall play for more than one League team in the Competition. If you take part in a League Game for the 1st Club that you have signed for before the 1st of April, then you can’t not play for any other club in the League in that year. You are Cup tied or League Tied. Player can not ask for Special Dispensation to play for another club in that year.  ***** UNLESS******

Transfer of Players,  In the event of a player having played for one club, and wishing leave the 1st Club for another club in the same season, You will have to justify your reasons for wanting to leave the club Because, (E.g. Don’t like Captain/not getting a good game/Playing in the 2nd team are not Valid Reasons for a player to move) and the Cricket committee shall have the power to sanction such transfer if they are Satisfy with the reasons Given and if the Secretaries of the two clubs agree and then notify there mutual arrangement on a special transfer form obtained from, the Membership Secretary. No player shall be allowed to play for there new club until a period of 6 days has elapsed after receipt of a properly completed transfer form by the Membership secretarie.Clubs may only with hold a request if a player has failed to fulfil any outstanding financial or contractual obligations to the club, who he/she is registered at the time of the Request. A Transfer fee of €15 Euros will be payable to the CE with each transfer Application.

 

B5.       No player under the age of 15 (fifteen) years on 1st January 2010 shall participate in the Competition, unless prior approval has been obtained from the League Committee. Applications for that approval must be submitted to the League Membership Secretary at least 14 (fourteen) days before the first match in which they have been selected to play. 

B6.       The list of registered players shall be held by the CE Membership Secretary who shall provide details of player registration and membership on request. The League Chairman or the League Committee can not give Special Dispensation to any club and Player with out notifying the Membership secretary First 

B7.  Disciplinary Matters 

Notification of the alleged breach of the CE Code of Conduct for players and Officials for matches played under the auspices of the ICC Development Program. 

Disciplinary matters will be dealt with by the League Committee and the Director of cricket will be kept Informed at all times. 

If a Decision has to go to an Appeals Committee, This Committee will be appointed by the Director of Cricket and will be Independent of the League Committee. 

All Complaints will be heard with in 10 days of the complaint received by the League Chairman, 

CE ANTI-RACISM POLICY. 

This Code - one of the toughest in world sport - confirms a level of commitment from the CE and its Members to promote and encourage participation at all levels regardless of race, colour, and religion, national or ethnic origin and to ensure.That there is no Discrimination in the game of Cricket                       

It requires CE Members to impose punishments on spectators found guilty of racial abuse, from ejection from the venue to a life ban, and deliver preventative measures at League or Friendly matches..............................................................

To assist Members with the adoption of the new Code, the ICC introduced an implementation template and check list shortly after the Code was adopted and since the start of 2007 it has begun to monitor the application of these measures around the cricket world. ......................................................................

Members failing to uphold the Code face penalties if racist incidents happen at a venue under their control. These penalties range from warnings through to fines and the possible withdrawal From the League status from a venue.

The CE's commitment to ensuring the diversity of the sport is respected by its participants is also enshrined in the Code of Conduct for Players and Officials where on-field racism is considered one of the most serious acts that can be committed, with the possibility of a life ban for anyone found guilty of such an offence. 
 

C.        DRESS CODE 

All items of apparel shall be consistent with the traditions of the game of cricket.  Specifically, players shall adhere to the following dress code. The CE appointed umpires shall be responsible for enforcing the dress code. Non-compliance may result in the player in question being deemed ineligible to take part in the game. 

C1.      Shirts shall be mainly white or cream with a collar. Shirts may be embellished only with the players’ club names and/or logo, and club’s official sponsors’ names. 

C2.      Long trousers shall be white or cream. Shorts and non-white tracksuit trousers are not permitted. 

C3.      Footwear shall be predominantly white cricket shoes or trainers. Spikes are not permitted.

C4.     No player should be permitted to take the field without any white clothing. Unless you have been approved by the umpire and the opposing Captain.   

D.        PLAYING CONDITIONS 

D1.      The 2000 Code of the Laws of Cricket including the 2003 changes shall apply. Games should be played not only within the Laws but also within the spirit of the game. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the Captains. (The Preamble – Spirit of Cricket refers)

    a.   Restrictions on the placement of fielders shall apply. See CE League Playing Conditions Part Two para 5. 

D2.      Ideally, the CE RDO shall appoint two Umpires for each game. The Umpires shall resolve any disputes that may occur during the game and their decision shall be final and binding. 

    D3.    Each team shall provide a Scorer for each of their games. The Scorer for the

Home Team shall be responsible for completing the official CE Scorebook. This Scorebook will be provided by CE and lodged permanently at all playing venues. On completion of the game it shall be checked and signed by both Umpires and then handed to a CE League Representative or RDO at the ground.

In addition, the Home Team is responsible for completing the Match Report Form (See Annex A) and posting completed form, conventionally or electronically, to the CE Secretary within 72 hours. 

D4.      Intentionally blank.  

D5.      The Home Team shall be responsible for the collection of Match fees and payment into the CE Bank Account. The Home Team is also responsible for the erection and removal of sightscreens, positioning and repositioning of tables and chairs and the disposal of litter before and after the game.            

D6.      Each team shall submit a list of the names of its selected players and twelfth man, to the Umpires at least 30 (thirty) minutes before the scheduled start of play for each game.                                                                                                                                   

D7.     CE shall provide two new Grade A league balls for each match. These shall be handed to the Umpire before the ‘toss’. 

D8.      The ‘toss’ shall take place 15 (fifteen) minutes before the designated starting time for the match.  If the representative of one of the competing teams is not present at that time, the other team shall have choice of innings. 

D9.      No player shall bowl more than 9 overs. 

D10.    There shall be a time limit of 3 hours plus any time added by the umpires allotted for each innings. The first ball of the last over must commence within the allotted time. If the team bowling first completes less than 45 over’s in the allotted time, they shall complete their 45 over’s but will be allowed to bat for only the number of overs completed in their allotted time. If the team bowling second fails to complete their 45 over’s in their allotted time, they shall complete their 45 over’s but 6 (six) runs per over for each outstanding over shall be added to the score of the batting side. There will be no bonus points awarded to the team for wickets taken after the allotted time. 

D11.    Only one tactical change of wicketkeeper may take place in an innings. 

E.         LEAGUE STRUCTURE 

E1.    All Games will take place in there given Spanish Regions. 

E2.       The League shall comprise ......Eight--8................. Teams.  

E3.       Each team shall play the other teams in their League twice. The winning team in the League and the Runners up will represent a round robin League Tournament and from this league, the top teams will go through to the Finals and the 3rd and 4th play for the 3rd Spot. There will be the CE Regional League Champions Finals to be played at La Manga in the 3rd week and the 4th week of October.          

 

F.         MATCH AND LEAGUE RESULTS 

F1.       For each game, 10 points shall be awarded to the winning team.  In the event of a tie, the team losing the least number of wickets shall be the winner. (See CE League Playing Conditions (45 Over’s) Part Two 13.1.b). A win with maximum batting and bowling bonus points will secure 20 points. 

In the event of a No Result game, each team shall be awarded 10 points. Any bonus points accrued at the time of abandonment shall not count.  

F2.       If any team fails to fulfil a fixture on the fixed dates on our fixture list, 17 points shall be awarded to the opposing team. In addition, the offending team will be deducted 10 points. And there will be no rearrangement of games. 

F3.       If at any stage in a game a team refuses to play when instructed to do so by the Umpires, 17 points shall be awarded to the other team. 

F4.       If at any stage in a game both teams refuse to play when instructed to do so by the Umpires, no points shall be awarded to either team and 17 points will be deducted from both sides. 

F5.       Failing to field a full XI shall incur a 2 point deduction per missing player. 

F6.       Playing a non CE registered player shall incur a 10 point deduction. 

F7.       The Home Team failing to send Match Report Form to Secretary within 72 hours shall incur a 4 point deduction. 

F8.    Failing to provide a scorer shall incur a 2 point deduction. Other wise both teams agreed on the day a Compromise with team captains and umpires to have one Scorer for both teams. Will not result in 2 points deduction. If the Club with the Scorer don’t agree, then two points will be deducted from the team with no Scorer. Club not having a Scorer may apply to the League Committee to find a Scorer and may incur a Small fee. But the Club must give at least 7 Days notice. 

F9.    Batting bonus points will be awarded as follows: 

         a. 1 (one) point for the first 75 runs scored then an additional 1 point for every

         50 runs scored subject to a maximum of 5 points i.e. a total of 275 runs scored. 

         b. Additionally, when the side batting second and winning the game has to score less than 275 runs, points shall be awarded based on the following table. 

Runs

Points

 

Wickets Remaining Bonus Points

 

 

10 wkts

8 wkts

6 wkts

4 wkts

2 wkts

1-74

0

 

5 pts

4

3

2

1

75-124

1

4

4

3

2

1

125-174

2

3

3

3

2

1

175-224

3

2

2

2

2

1

225-274

4

1

1

1

1

1

275+

5

0

0

0

0

0 pts

F10.      In addition to batting bonus points, Bowling bonus points will be awarded as follows:

             a. 1 (one) point for every 2 wickets taken to a maximum of 5 points. 

F11.     The team qualifying for the Regional Finals shall be the team with the highest number of points.  In the event of a tie in the number of points between two or more teams in the League, the team that has won the most games shall qualify for the Regional Finals.  In the event of a tie in the number of games won, the team with the higher (or highest) Net Run Rate shall qualify. Net Run Rate (NRR) is calculated as follows: 

   NRR = Runs scored x Wickets taken divided by Runs conceded x Wickets lost 

G.        MEDIA COVERAGE 

G1.      The Home Team shall be responsible for completing the Match Report Form and sending it to the CE Secretary within 72 hours of the match being completed by post (Correos) or by electronic mail. 

THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH CE PLAYING CONDITIONS (45 OVERS) PART TWO.  

CRICKET ESPANA (CE) LEAGUE 2010 

  PLAYING CONDITIONS (45 OVERS) PART TWO 

The Laws of Cricket 2000 Code 2nd Edition – 2003 will apply except when varied below. Where this code has been amended competition regulation has been added in brackets to help identify the change. Where the current law is quoted, either in part or full, the phrase ‘Laws 2003’ follows the text. 

1.         Duration of Matches 

1.1       All Matches 

Matches will consist of one innings per side and each innings will be limited to 45 overs. 

All sides are to complete the bowling of their 45 over’s within 3 hours playing time. 

2.         Hours of Play and Intervals

Start times vary at request of participating clubs travelling long distances and ground commitments  and  Availability. Please adjust information in this section 9.00am or 10.00 am and 11.00 am starts. The example below is for a 12.30 pm start.

2.1.      Start and Cessation Times

(a)        Scheduled start of play will be 12:30

(b)        Scheduled finish of first innings – 15:30

(c)        Interval - 30 minutes. 

(d)        Scheduled start of second innings – 16:00 

(e)        Cessation of play – 19:00 

2.2       Sessions of Play and Interval between Innings 

There will normally be two sessions of play of 3 hours each, separated by an interval of 30 minutes from 15:30 to 16:00. 

If the innings of the team batting first is completed within 30 mines of the scheduled time for the interval, the interval shall take place immediately and the innings of the team batting second will commence correspondingly earlier.  If the innings of the team batting first is completed more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled interval a ten-minute break will occur and then the team batting second will commence its innings.  Thereafter, the interval will occur as scheduled. 

Where the innings of the side batting first is delayed or interrupted, the umpires will reduce the length of the interval.  In the event of time being lost up to and including 60 minutes in aggregate, the length of the interval shall be reduced from 30 to 15 minutes.  In the event of more than 60 minutes being lost in aggregate, the duration of the interval shall be agreed mutually by the umpires and both captains, subject to no interval being more than 30 minutes duration or less than 10 minutes duration.  In the event of disagreement, the interval shall be of 25 minutes duration. 

2.3       Interval for Drinks 

Two drinks intervals (maximum 5 minutes per interval) per session shall be permitted, each taken after 15 and 30 overs have been bowled.  The provision of Law 15.9 shall be strictly observed, except under conditions of extreme heat the umpires may permit extra intervals for drinks. 

The time taken for drinks will not be counted as playing time and any time taken will be added onto the time allocated for the completion of the innings. Umpires must ensure that the time taken for drinks is kept to the absolute minimum. 

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 drinks will be taken onto the field of play without the permission of the umpires.  Any player taking drinks onto the field shall be dressed in proper cricket whites. 

N.B.  Scheduled start and cessation times may be varied at the discretion of the CE League Committee prior to the League commencing. However, any such re-scheduling should allow for all matches to commence and conclude at the same time. Timings for intervals will also be varied accordingly. (Only applies when N and S Leagues play the same number of over’s) 

3.         Appointment of Umpires 

The Appointed CE Umpires Representative will appoint umpires for CE League games. This Representative CE Umpire will be one of the League Committee Members, If only one umpire is appointed or none (insufficient umpires available) clubs are to provide their own. In Case of Insufficient Umpires, the CE Umpire should consult the Home team appointed Umpire for a Replacement. 

4.         Length of innings 

General regulations for uninterrupted matches 

Each team shall have the opportunity to bat for 45 overs. If they are dismissed before the completion of these 45 over’s or a result is reached, the remaining overs will not be bowled.  

If the side batting first are dismissed before the completion of their 45 overs, then for all subsequent purposes they are deemed to have faced their full quota of overs. 

If the team batting first are dismissed before the completion of their 45 over’s the team batting second are entitled to have the opportunity to bat for 45 over’s except as provided for in c) below. 

b)         Law 42.9 (Time wasting by fielding side) will not apply in the 1st Innings and is replaced by the following: 

The umpires will monitor the over rate as the innings progresses and will inform the fielding captain, at appropriate times, if the over rate is showing signs of slowing down to an unacceptable level.  The umpires will take into account any circumstances that are outside the control of the fielding side when making this judgment (e.g. delays caused by the batting side: extended time taken to retrieve the ball: delays caused by serious injury (ies).) 

If the team fielding first fail to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for cessation of the first session, play will continue until the required number of overs has been bowled. 

Unless otherwise determined by the two Umpires the innings for the team batting second shall be limited to the same number of overs bowled by it, at the scheduled time for the cessation of the first session. The over in progress at the scheduled cessation of time shall count as a complete over. 

The Umpires may increase the number of overs to be bowled by the team bowling second if they are of the opinion that events beyond the control of the team bowling first prevented them from bowling the required number of overs. This decision will be made before the start of the 2nd innings. 

c)         If the team batting first is all out and lose their last wicket at or after the scheduled time for the interval, the innings of the team batting second shall be limited 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 is to count as one complete over.) 

d)         If the team fielding second fails to bowl 45 over’s by the scheduled cessation time the hours of play shall be extended until the required number of overs have been bowled or a result reached. 

e)         Law 42.9 will apply in the 2nd Innings. 

The umpires will monitor the over rate as the innings progresses and will inform the fielding captain, at appropriate times, if the over rate is showing signs of slowing down to an unacceptable level.

The umpires will take into account any circumstances that are outside the control of the fielding side when making this judgment (e.g. delays caused by the batting side: extended time taken to retrieve the ball: delays caused by serious injury (ies).)

If, having taken the above action, the umpires feel that no effort is being made to rectify the situation application of Law 42.9 will be made.

In the event of overs not being bowled within the scheduled time limit, 4.1(d) will be enforced.  

4.2       General regulations for delayed or interrupted matches 

The object must always be to arrange the number of overs so that both sides have the opportunity of batting for the same number of overs.

When a recalculation of overs is necessary, this calculation will be based on:

The total playing time remaining in the match and will be calculated using 15 overs per hour as the norm (4 mins = 1 over)

- Where this calculation results in a part over – this figure will be rounded up to the next whole figure.

No re-arrangement of overs will take place until more than 60 minutes (or a figure determined by the Umpires), in aggregate, of playing time has been lost. (Hence the cessation of play during a delayed or interrupted match can be extended by1 hour.) 

Under this clause the shortest match that can be arranged is 18 over’s per side. Any re-calculations that result in a match that would start with less than 18 over’s per side means that the only match that can take place will be that as provided for in 4.2(a)(iv) below.

If, during the match, any recalculations result in BOTH sides receiving less than 18 over’s then the match is abandoned.

If, during the match, any recalculations result in only one side receiving less than 18 over’s the above clauses 4.2(a)(i)(ii) do not apply, and clause 4.3(b) comes into operation.

iv)        in the situation where no play is possible before 18:00 a match of 10 overs per side shall be played if ground conditions allow. (Clauses 5.3, 5.5 and 5.6 in paragraph 5 - restrictions on the placement of fielders - will not apply.) 

If either side is dismissed before the completion of their agreed allocation of overs, it is deemed that they have faced their full quota of overs and any subsequent calculations e.g. Over Run Rate (ORR), will be based on their having faced their full quota of overs. 

c)         If the team batting first are dismissed before the completion of their allocated overs the team batting second are entitled to bat for their full allocation except as provided for in 4.1(c) above. 

d)         Even though a match may be reduced in length the principles laid out in 4.1. (b), (c), (d), and (e) above still apply. Any contravention of these Regulations will still attract the relevant penalties. The fact that a match is reduced in length does not negate the requirement that the overs have to be bowled within the laid down time limits – even though these limits will differ according to the unique circumstances surrounding a particular match. 

4.3       Delay to the start of, or interruption during, the 1st innings 

a)         Any recalculation of overs based on 4.2(a) will be divided by two and any odd over ignored. e.g. A recalculation that gives 49 overs remaining (and taking into account the 20 overs that have already been played) would give a match total of 69 overs means that the match is now one of 34 overs per side.

Where the situation arises that, having done this calculation, the side batting first have already exceeded the new innings total for each side, their innings will be terminated immediately. The side batting second will receive the balance of the overs. e.g. match reduced to 50 overs in total (25 each) but side batting first have already received 28. Side batting second will bat for 22 (50 – 28 = 22).

The target score for the side batting second will be calculated using the principles as laid down in 13.1(c) The Result.  e.g. in the above – side batting first score 110 in their 28 overs giving ORR of  3.92.  Target score for side batting second is 22 x 3.92 = 86.24 = 87. 

b)         In order to constitute a match the side batting second must have the opportunity of facing a minimum of 40% of the agreed number of overs made available to them at the start of their innings. Any subsequent recalculation of overs during the 2nd innings that results in the side batting second not having the opportunity to bat for 40% of the overs made available at the start of their innings will result in the game being abandoned as a No Result.(For the purposes of this Regulation – where the allocated overs are an odd number the figure arrived at by taking 40% will be rounded up to the next whole figure.)

 4.4       Interruption after 1st innings of 45 over’s has been completed 

Where the side batting first have completed their 45 over innings the side batting second must have the opportunity to bat for 18 over’s in order to constitute a match. Recalculation of overs during the 2nd innings that results in the side batting second not having the opportunity to bat for 18 over’s will result in the game being abandoned as a No Result. 

5.         Restrictions on the Placement of Fielders  

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 27.5m or 30 yards.  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 line or ‘dots’ at 4.5 m intervals, each ‘dot’ to be covered by a white plastic or rubber (but not metal) disc measuring 18 cm in diameter. These discs will NOT be fixed to the ground by means of a nail/pin or any other dangerous, sharp object. 

5.2       Throughout the whole game there must never be more than five fielders on the leg side from the instant of delivery until the striker has played at, or had the opportunity to play at, the ball. 

For the first 13 over’s only two fielders are permitted to be outside the field restriction marking at the instant of delivery.

For the remaining overs, 4 fielders plus the bowler and wicket keeper must be inside the field restriction marking at the instant of delivery. 

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.  The radius of each of the circles is 15 yards (13.72 metres).  The field restriction area should be marked by ‘dots’.  The segment of the circles reserved for the slip positions shall not be demarcated.  (The final mark of the 15 yard radius shall be a line placed at an angle of 45 degrees, measured from the popping crease at a point level with the middle stump).  In the first 13 over’s there must be a minimum of two stationary fielders within 15 yards restriction of the striker at the instant of delivery.  The two stationary fielders may be permitted to stand deeper than 15 yards (in the non-demarcated 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 5.3 and 5.5 above shall be reduced proportionately in a ratio of 13:45 in accordance with the table below.  Fractions are to be ignored in all calculations re the number of overs.