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CRICKET ESPANA LEAGUE RULES PART TWO
 
1st May 2010

CONTINUED FROM PART ONE

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.

 

 

Original match length of 45 over’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amended

Fielding

 

Amended

Fielding

 

Amended

Fielding

 

Amended

Fielding

 

Overs

restrictions

 

Overs

restrictions

 

Overs

restrictions

 

Overs

restrictions

 

1

0

 

13

3

 

25

7

 

37

11

 

2

0

 

14

4

 

26

7

 

38

11

 

3

0

 

15

4

 

27

8

 

39

11

 

4

1

 

16

4

 

28

8

 

40

12

 

5

1

 

17

5

 

29

8

 

41

12

 

6

1

 

18

5

 

30

9

 

42

12

 

7

2

 

19

5

 

31

9

 

43

12

 

8

2

 

20

6

 

32

9

 

44

13

 

9

2

 

21

6

 

33

9

 

45

13

 

10

3

 

22

6

 

34

10

 

 

 

11

3

 

23

6

 

35

10

 

 

 

12

3

 

24

7

 

36

10

 

 

 

 

Where the number of overs for the team batting second is reduced (including under the provisions of clauses 4.1.(b) and/or 4.1.(c) above), the aim will be to maintain the restrictions in 5.3 and 5.5 for the same proportion of the second innings that they were maintained for the first innings (fractions to be ignored).

 

5.7       In the event of infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the striker’s end umpire (umpire at square leg) will call and signal “No Ball”.

 

 

 

6.         Number of Overs Per Bowler

 

No bowler shall bowl more than 9 over’s in an innings.

 

If the start of the match is delayed and the overs are reduced for both teams, no bowler may bowl more than one fifth of the total overs allowed.  Where the total overs are not equally divisible by 5, one additional over shall be allowed, to as many bowler’s as is necessary, in order to make up the balance.

 

E.g. in a game reduced to 29 Overs per side, and using 5 bowler’s, their allocations would be:   6 – 6 – 6 – 6 – 5 = 29.

 

In a match where the innings of either or both sides is reduced after the start of the match, the maximum number of overs allowed per bowler shall remain as at the start of the match.

 

In the event of a bowler becoming ill, injured or suspended thus being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls will be bowled by another bowler. Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.

 

7.         Law 2. Substitutes and runners

 

Law 2.1 will apply with no amendments (Laws 2003)

 

8.         Law 2.5 Fielder absent or leaving the field

 

Law 2.5 shall apply as modified - If a fielder fails to take the field with his side at the start of the match or at any later time, or leaves the field during a session of play, the umpire shall be informed of the reason for his absence, and he shall not thereafter come on to the field during a session of play without consent of the umpire. The umpire shall give such consent as soon as practicable (Laws 2003).

 

If the player is absent from the field for 15 minutes or longer:

 

(a)        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 (Laws 2003).

 

(b)        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 length of playing time for which he has been absent or if earlier, when his side has lost 5 wickets (competition regulation).

 

The restriction in (a) and (b) above shall not apply if the player has been struck an external blow (as opposed to an internal injury such as a pulled muscle) whilst participating earlier in the match and consequently been forced to leave the field for medical attention (in the case of a bowler, this dispensation shall apply only once in respect of any one external injury) (competition regulation).  Nor shall it apply if the player has been absent for exceptional and acceptable reasons (other than injury or illness) and consent for a substitute has been granted by the umpire (competition regulation)

 

Note:  Time lost for an unscheduled break in play shall be counted as time on the field, for any fielder, provided that fielder comes onto the field of play immediately play resumes (Laws 2003).

 

9.         Law 14 Declaration and Forfeiture

 

Law 14 will not apply in this Competition. The captain of the batting side may not declare his innings closed at any time during the course of a match nor can he forfeit an innings (competition regulation).

 

 

10.             Wides and No Balls

 

10.1     Law 25.1 Wide Ball - Judging a Wide

 

No delivery will be called Wide if

 - it comes into contact with the striker’s bat or person or

 - is called as a No ball (Laws 2003)

 

For all other deliveries the following interpretation will apply:

 

Off side Wides

 

Two white lines will be painted joining the bowling and popping creases. Each line will be parallel to the Return Crease and will be 35 inches from the centre of the middle stump.

            (see Appendix A).

 

Any delivery that passes over or outside of this line will be called Wide by the umpire.

 

It does not matter that the striker may move thus bringing the ball into an area where he could play a normal cricket stroke – it will still be a Wide (competition regulation).

It will also be a Wide if the batsman moves away from the ball and it passes over or outside of this white line (competition regulation).

 

            Leg side Wides

 

The line markings mentioned above do not apply to leg side deliveries.  A ball will be judged as Wide if it passes the striker behind his legs when standing in a normal guard position (competition regulation).  If the striker moves across to the off side to play the ball and the ball passes behind his legs the umpire will have to imagine the profile of the striker standing in a normal guard position, and only provided that the ball would have passed behind this profile, will he call it Wide. If the ball would have hit this profile it will not be a Wide (competition regulation).But if the ball is pitched on middle or leg stump and turns and passes behind his legs or profile, then he would call it a Wide.

 

Umpires are instructed to apply a consistent interpretation in regard to this Law

 

Umpires should try and be consistent:

in their own interpretation

with the interpretation of their colleagues

With the interpretation adopted throughout the whole League.

 

 

11.       Law 42.6  Dangerous and unfair bowling

 

Law 42.6 (a) (ii) Bowling of fast short pitched balls

 

This Law will apply with the exception that the word ‘shoulder’ replaces ‘head’ (competition regulation).

           

Law 42.6 (b) i) and ii) Bowling of high full pitch balls

 

                         This Law is amended to the following:

Any delivery (irrespective of its speed) which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the crease is to be deemed dangerous and unfair, whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.

Any such delivery will be called as a No ball by the bowler’s end umpire and will be followed by the appropriate disciplinary action as laid down in Law 42.7. The umpires will ensure that no such deliveries go unpunished (competition regulation).

                       

Law 42.8 Deliberate bowling of high full pitched balls

 

This law will be enforced with the proviso that the criteria in 11.2 above will apply when judging the legality of the full pitch delivery (competition regulation).

 

12.       The Ball

 

CE will provide 2 new balls for each match.

 

CE will provide a selection of replacement balls at both playing venues.

 

A new ball will be used at the start of each innings.      

 

The umpires will decide if and when a ball becomes unfit for use. They will be the sole judges of both when it should be replaced and the selection of the replacement. They will inform the fielding captain and batsmen at the crease of their decision (Laws 2003).

The Umpires will report back to the League Committee of any ball tampering during any league game and the player, They should report the Incident to the two captains at the time when you have replace the ball.

 

13.       The Result

 

13.1     All Matches

 

When there is no interruption after play has commenced and when both sides have had the opportunity, subject to the provisions of 4.1 (c) above, of batting for the same agreed number of overs, the team scoring the higher number of runs shall be the winner. 

 

In the event of a tie, the following will apply: The team losing the lesser number of wickets shall be the winner, if the result cannot be decided in this way, the winner shall be the team with the higher score (irrespective of wickets lost) after 15 overs, or if still equal, after 14 overs, etc.

 

If, due to suspension of play during the 2nd innings, the number of overs in that innings has to be revised to a lesser number than that originally allotted, then a revised target score should be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing.  This will be calculated on the basis of over run rate (ORR).

 

Over Run Rate - in general, this is the average number of runs scored per over during a side’s innings.

Team batting first. ORR is calculated by dividing the runs scored by the number of over’s made available to them. If the side batting first is dismissed in less than the overs made available to them the ORR will be calculated based on the fact that they batted for their full allocation of overs.

 

The target score for the side batting second will be calculated by multiplying the ORR achieved by the side batting first by the number of overs made available to the side batting second. To obtain the target score this resulting number is either:

 

rounded up to the next whole figure or

Where this figure is already a whole number, 1 run will be added.

 

Team batting second. If a side is prevented from batting for their allotted number of overs because of prevailing conditions their ORR will be calculated using the actual number of overs they were able to bat. Any part over will be rounded up to the next whole number.

 

If a match is abandoned before it has been played to a conclusion, and the team batting second has received its minimum number of allotted overs (as laid down in 4 above), the result shall be decided by over run rate.  The side with the higher ORR will be the winner.

 

If the ORR is the same the side losing the lesser number of wickets in the first 20 overs of each innings will be the winner. If this is still equal a count back system will apply until a winner is found. i.e. side losing the lesser number of wickets in the 19th over – counting back until an over is reached whereby the number of wickets lost differs.

 

All matches, in which both teams have not had the opportunity of batting for the minimum number of overs as laid down in 4 above, shall be decided by 13.1(f).

 

In the event of it not being possible to achieve a result with the above, the match will be recorded as: A and B

 

in a League match – No Result (10 points to each team)

in a Play off match – the winner will be the team who has the best Net Run Rate, of the two teams, going into the match.

 

                                       Replacement Teams,

If a Teams that had qualified to attend the play offs and Cant Attend for circumstances’ beyond our control will be replaced. see D

A replacement team to play in a play off match, will be Chosen from the same Spanish League, The 3rd placed team will be Chosen for the Ply offs.

If the League Committee finds any grounds for misconduct by the team who failed to turn up for the play offs will be find 20 points from the start of the next league season.

Dates given in the league program for matches will be strictly adearheard to by all clubs.

 

 

THIS DOCUMENT SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH CE LEAGUE COMPETITION RULES (45 OVERS)      PART ONE.


 

 

 

                                                       

 

CRICKET ESPANA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 2010

 

LEAGUE COMPETITION RULES (40 OVERS)

 

PART ONE

 

A.        GENERAL

 

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. 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 each year.  Non-payment of fees at the specified time shall attract the following excess payments.

 

Payments after the 1st March                    Excess of €25.00 

 

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

 

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:MadridvBarcelona). Bank details are as follows:

 

            Account name:  Asociacion Espanola de Cricket

            Account Number:         2100 4453 84 0200029304

            Address:                       Bank Caixa  C/Valencia  AlfasdelPi

 

A7.      Intentionally blank.

 

B.        CLUBANDPLAYER 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 the CE.

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

 

B3.       ALLplayers must have been registered with CE by the 1st April or before the  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 secretariey.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.

 

 

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B5.       No player under the age of 15 (fifteen) years on 1st January shall participate in the Competition, unless prior approval has been obtained from the League Committee. Applications for that approval must be submitted to the CE League 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.

 

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-RACISAM 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 our (CE) 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 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.

 

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)

  1. Restrictions on the placement of fielders shall apply. See CE League Playing Conditions Part Two para 5.
  2. We urge clubs to recognise the Development Cricket League, when selecting there Teams, Consider the Development League is not for Developed regular 1st team players.

 

D2.      Ideally, two Umpires should be appointed 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 should 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 or Regional Representative.

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.      The Home team is responsible for the collection of Match fees and Ground fees and payment into the CE Bank Account.

 

D5.      The Home Team is 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 8 overs.

 

D10.    There shall be a time limit of 2hrs 40mins 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 40 overs in the allotted time, they shall complete their 40 overs 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 40 overs in their allotted time, they shall complete their 40 overs 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, and Local League Rules will apply with the Development League as Agreed by the League Committee.

 

E2.      The Development League will Comprise of 4 Teams for 2010, there will be no Promotion in this league, but a team who can justify going up a League, can Apply to the League Committee in Righting for Consideration for the next coming season.

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E3.       Each team shall play the other teams in their League twice. The winning team in the League and the Runners up will represent in the Development League Finals and the 3rd and 4th play for the 3rd Spot. The Finals to be played at La Manga in the 2nd week of October.                     

 

 

F.         MATCHANDLEAGUE 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 (40 Overs) 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, 17 points shall be awarded to the opposing team. In addition, the offending team will be deducted 10 points.

 

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 will not incur deduction, but we would recommend that you have a designated Scorer, especially the Home team,  

 

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.

 

  1. 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.

 

 

 

 

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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 four teams qualifying for the Finals shall be the two teams from each League with the highest number of points.  In the event of a tie in the number of points between two or more teams in each League, the team that has won the most games shall qualify for the 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 COSTA BALANCA PLAYING CONDITIONS (40 OVERS) PART TWO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRICKET ESPANA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 2010

 

  PLAYING CONDITIONS (40 OVERS)

(Adapted by CE fromECCTSOPs Playing Regulations dated 23 Jun 06)

 

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. 1.      Duration of Matches

 

1.1       All Matches

 

Matches will consist of one innings per side and each innings will be limited to 40 overs.

 

All sides are to complete the bowling of their 40 overs within 2 hours 40 minutes 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.or Alfas 1300hrs  The example below is for a 12.30 pm start.

 

 

 

2.1.      Start and Cessation Times

 

(a)        Scheduled start of play will be 13:00

 

(b)        Scheduled finish of first innings – 15.40

(c)        Interval - 30 minutes.

 

(d)        Scheduled start of second innings – 16.10

 

(e)        Cessation of play – 18:50

 

2.2       Sessions of Play and Interval Between Innings

 

There will normally be two sessions of play of 2 hours and 40 minutes each, separated by an interval of 30 minutes from 15:40 to 16:10.

 

If the innings of the team batting first is completed within 30 mins 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 tea 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

 

One drinks interval (maximum 5 minutes per interval) per session shall be permitted, taken after 20 overs have been bowled.  The provision of Law 15.9 shall be strictly observed, except under conditions of extreme heat when the umpires may permit extra intervals for drinks after, say, 13 and 26 overs have been bowled.

 

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 League Committee prior to the League commencing. H