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Contents

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1. Game Rules

a. Every player should attempt to come in Cricket whites.

b. Maximum number of overs per innings is 20 overs for first round matches and 20 for play off matches.

c. Roster Size & Eligibility: A teams’ roster shall not be limited. Teams shall be allowed to bring in players not listed in the roster for any matches other than playoffs and their names should be updated in sportstatz before hand. Captains should make sure that the players have not played for any other team in the current tournament. If the players had played in other team, then the results of such mach will be forfeited and awarded to the opposing team. Eligibility to play in playoffs is 3 games if the teams plays more than 7 games, 2 games if a team plays 7, 6 or 5 games in the league stages or 1 game if team plays 4 or 3 games due to rain outs. Any game that has started and eventually rained out will be considered as played game and names of the players from both teams need to be entered in Sportstatz. If it is found that the minimum eligibility was not met for players for the play off matches, points will be forfeited for the defaulting team even after the match is completed. Players who do not meet the eligibility for the playoffs can do the fielding if the team falls short of required players for playoffs.

d. A minimum of 7 players is a must for the fielding team to start any game. However, a player shall be allowed to enter the play field in between overs or after the fall of a wicket. If a team does not have the required 7 players to take the field and the other team has more than 7 players and umpire has not shown up in time, the team captain with the required number of players will send a text/email to the Organizer copying the other captain about this. From that time, till the other team has the minimum players, overs will be deducted as a penalty at the rate of 1 over per 5 mins, This is to avoid the problem of teams not getting penalized for showing up with less players or showing up late because umpire does not show up on time.

e. Players attending to cell phones should leave the field and shall be allowed to enter only when the ball is dead.

f. There will be no drinks break within the innings.

g. In the first round matches, there will be Free hit only for the over-stepping No Balls. If a bowler bowls from the behind the return crease, it is not a no ball. The field setting should not to be changed for a free-hit if the batsman is the same. If the bowler bowls from outside the side line of the bowling crease, it is not a no ball as the side line is for identifying the wide balls. As long as the bowler bowls within the mat, it is not a no ball. In Playoff matches, there will be free hits for all no balls.

h. Bowling will be from one end. For matches held at the Matzke Park, batsmen should be facing the Grant Road.

i. Each inning will start with a new ball, and the ball will only be replaced if it is lost or becomes unusable. The umpire(s) will have the final say. The Umpires DO NOT need the approval of either team when replacing the ball.

j. The maximum number of overs that a bowler can bowl will be 4 overs.

k. If the ball bounces more than once unintentionally, it is still a legal delivery (Actual Rule [Law 24.6]: Ball bouncing more than twice or rolling along the ground The umpire at the bowler's end shall call and signal No ball if a ball which he considers to have been delivered, without having previously touched the bat or person of the striker, either (i) bounces more than twice or (ii) rolls along the ground before it reaches the popping crease).

l. LBW out shall not be enforced.

m. Leg byes are not allowed. Once the ball hits the batsman’s leg or any other body part except the fist holding the bat, the ball shall be considered to be a dead ball. Thus no runs may be scored or the batsman gets out.

n. Any ball that clearly bounces above the shoulder of the batsman shall be declared a “No-Ball”. Similarly, any full toss that is clearly above the waist shall be declared a “No-Ball”. This applies to all kinds of bowling (Fast and Spin). If a batsman walks out of the crease, then the waist high no ball will not be applicable.

o. Wide (offside and leg side) shall be at the discretion of the umpire.

p. Underarm bowling is illegal.

q. Power plays and Field Restrictions are enforced.

r. Wicket keepers and other close in fielders shall not talk in a manner of distracting the batsman once the bowler starts his run-up. If the umpires feel the batsman is distracted they shall call it a “No-Ball”.

s. Movement by Wicket Keeper (Law 40.4): It is unfair if the wicket-keeper standing back makes a significant movement towards the wicket after the ball comes into play and before it reaches the striker. In the event of such unfair movement by the wicket-keeper, either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball. It will not be considered a significant movement if the wicketkeeper moves a few paces forward for a slower delivery.

t. Bowler attempting to run out non-striker before delivery (Law 42.15): The bowler is permitted, before releasing the ball and provided he has not completed his usual delivery swing, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible.

u. Net Run Rate (Law 21.7.2): A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition. In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed. In case where the first team has batted the full number of overs for their innings and the opposing innings had to be curtailed to any conditions, the revised target for the opposing team will be the number of reduced overs multiplied by the run rate of the first team. Also for the purpose of NRR, the first team’s total runs and overs will be reduced to revised target of the second team. For Eg if team A scored 180 in 20 overs and the team B’s innings was reduced to 18 overs, the revised target will be 162 in 18 overs. For the purposes of NRR, team A’s score from this match will be 162 in 18 overs.

v. Field Restrictions: At the instant of delivery, there may not be more than 5 fieldsmen on the leg side [Law 41.2.1] (Note: this rule is not enforced for offside field setting). In addition, no more than 5 fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area (30 yards circle/single saving positions) [Law 41.2.4]. The spirit of this rule is that there should be at least 4 fielders on the offside and at least 4 fielders inside the 30 yard circle. If a team is fielding with less than 11 players, then it should still satisfy the condition of minimum 4 fielders within the circle and a minimum of 4 fielders on the off side which means that the number of maximum fielders allowed on the leg side/ outside the circle will come down proportionately depending on the number of players which are less than 11. The maximum number of fielders allowed behind the square leg is 2. If more than 2 fielders are present behind square leg, a no ball will be signalled by the umpire. The number of allowed fielders behind the square leg will not come down if a team is fielding with less than 11 players.

w. Batsman hitting the ball twice: A batsmen is allowed to hit the ball twice with the bat provided he is ONLY attempting to keep the ball from hitting the wicket (and not interfering with a catch, run-out, etc).

x. Legal Delivery: Bowling action deemed to be throwing by the Neutral Umpire (in coordination with the leg-umpire, if necessary) will result in a no-ball being called, AND a warning to the bowler and his Captain. Second such instance in the same game will result in a second and final warning (in addition to a no-ball being called). Third such instance in the same game by the same bowler will result in the bowler being disqualified for that game, and his over will be completed by another bowler who has not bowled the previous over [Law 24] 1. Mode of delivery: (a) The umpire shall ascertain whether the bowler intends to bowl right handed or left handed, over or round the wicket, and shall so inform the striker. It is unfair if the bowler fails to notify the umpire of a change in his mode of delivery. In this case the umpire shall call and signal No ball.  (b) Underarm bowling shall not be permitted.  2. Fair delivery – the arm: For a delivery to be fair in respect of the arm the ball must not be thrown. See 3 below. Although it is the primary responsibility of the striker's end umpire to ensure the fairness of a delivery in this respect, there is nothing in this Law to debar the bowler's end umpire from calling and signaling No ball if he considers that the ball has been thrown. (a) If, in the opinion of either umpire, the ball has been thrown, he shall (i) call and signal No ball. (ii) Caution the bowler, when the ball is dead. This caution shall apply throughout the innings. (iii) Inform the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket, the captain of the fielding side and, as soon as practicable, the captain of the batting side of what has occurred.  (b) If either umpire considers that after such caution a further delivery by the same bowler in that innings is thrown, the umpire concerned shall repeat the procedure set out in (a) above, indicating to the bowler that this is a final warning. This warning shall also apply throughout the innings.  (c) If either umpire considers that a further delivery by the same bowler in that innings is thrown, (i) the umpire concerned shall call and signal No ball. When the ball is dead he shall inform the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and, as soon as practicable, the captain of the batting side of what has occurred. (ii) The umpire at the bowler's end shall direct the captain of the fielding side to take the bowler off forthwith. The over shall be completed by another bowler, who shall neither have bowled the previous over nor be allowed to bowl the next over.  The bowler thus taken off shall not bowl again in that innings. (iii) The umpires together shall report the occurrence as soon as possible to the Executive of the fielding side and any Governing Body responsible for the match, who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain and bowler concerned. 

3. Definition of fair delivery – the arm: A ball is fairly delivered in respect of the arm if, once the bowler's arm has reached the level of the shoulder in the delivery swing, the elbow joint is not straightened partially or completely from that point until the ball has left the hand. This definition shall not debar a bowler from flexing or rotating the wrist in the delivery swing.

y. Depending on the number of teams participating, the organizers will use more than one ground for the matches if required. The objective will be that within the duration of the tournament, the number of matches averaged/month for a team will be 2. This would mean that the teams could have 3 matches in one month and 1 match in another month. It will be ensured that the gap between matches is not more than 3 weeks.

z. When a batsman is run out, if one bail was dislodged accidentally (before the run-out was attempted) and the fielder removed the remaining one bail, the batsman will be ruled out. Law 28, clause 2 states the following: "If one bail is off, it shall be sufficient for the purpose of putting the wicket down to remove the remaining bail or to strike or pull any of the three stumps out of the ground"

aa. For switch hit (when batsman changes his stance), eg. from RHB to LHB, the rule of wide will apply as if to a LHB. For a reverse sweep (when stance does not change, only grip changes), the rule for wide does not change.

ab. If the bowler breaks the stumps (if any of the bails are dislodges) as a part of the bowling action, the ball will be declared as a No Ball.

ac. In the Winter tournament, for the first game of the day and other games of the day if the weather is really cold, fielders are allowed to wear gloves ( other than cricket batting gloves and wicket keeping gloves ). This is to reduce the injuries in cold weather. For games other than the first match of the day, umpire’s decision is final on if the weather is cold enough to allow fielders to wear gloves. Organizer is not to be contacted for this.

2. Restriction on the placement of fieldsmen

a. Semi circle of 30 yards will be used to control field restriction. Apart from power play restriction at any time there cannot me more than 5 fielders allowed outside this 30 yard circle. The field restriction should be marked by the spray provided to the home teams by the organizers.

Power Play –

There will be two power play blocks. A mandatory power play of 4 overs at the start of the innings. In this power play, only two fieldsmen are permitted outside the field restriction area. If the maximum overs of a match is 18 overs for the tournament and not in a reduced over game, the next power play block of 2 overs will be taken by the batting team anytime between 5th and 16/18th over as applicable. If it is not taken by the 16/18th over as applicable, it will be mandatory from the 17th/19th over as applicable. If the maximum overs of a match is 20 overs or the tournament, the next power play block of 2 overs will be taken by the batting team anytime between 5th and 17/18th over as applicable. If it is not taken by the 17/18th over as applicable, it will be mandatory from the 19th/20th over as applicable. In this power play, only three fieldsmen are permitted outside the field restriction area. If the fielding team has less than 11 players, then the number of players allowed outside the field restriction area will come down proportionately. For example, if a team has only 10 fielders on the field, only one player will be allowed outside the field restriction area. The number of power play overs will not change in a reduced over game.

3. Apparel: Cricket whites – Desirable (Not mandatory)

4. Umpiring

a. One Neutral Umpire will be present per match (may be from different teams). The Neutral Umpires will report any issues/concerns. The leg umpire will be from the batting side.

b. The neutral umpire(s) (in conjunction with the organizer, if necessary) will have the authority to disqualify a team or a player.

c. The leg umpire can only call a batsman out on run-out appeals at the batting end, and on stumping appeals.

d. Either Umpire can call a no-ball. However, the main umpire can overrule the leg-umpire once a no-ball has been signaled by the leg-umpire.

e. Umpires are required to be at the ground 15 minutes before the match.

f. Only the captain of the team can approach the neutral umpires for any discussions

g. The Umpires DO NOT need the approval of either team when replacing the ball

h. The umpires shall ask the playing teams help in keeping the ground clean to make sure that the trash is picked up before leaving the grounds.

i. Umpires should warn the captains in case the fielding side is wasting time or Batsmen are delaying the continuation of game for unnecessary reasons. Umpire should make all efforts to complete the game in time. If the fielding team is wasting time by having team huddles or huddles between groups of players between every over, the team will be penalized with an additional run and a free hit offered to the batting team for every such instance. If the batsmen are wasting time by having midwicket conferences even after the fielding team is ready, the batting team will be penalized with 1 run deducted from the score and will have one less ball to play for every such instance. No discussion will be entertained in this regard and umpire’s decision will be final.

j. The batting Captain will have to change the leg umpire if asked by the Main Umpire.

k. Only Captains of the playing teams reserve the right to discuss any issue(s) with the umpire(s) in a respectful manner.

l. If the neutral umpire does not show up, the batting team will have its own umpire and complete the game in the league games. In the playoff games or the league games, if the umpire does not show up or if the umpire is late, the teams cannot refuse to start the game. If any team refuses to start the game, the team will be penalized with one over per 5 mins. of delay. Organizers will not arrange for an alternate umpire.

m. Playoff games will have two neutral umpires and will be from teams who will not be playing in the playoffs. Quarter Final umpires will be from the teams not qualifying for the Quarter Finals and Semi Final umpires will be from losing Quarter Finalists. The umpires for the finals will be from the teams not qualifying for the Quarter Finals. The teams which did not do or did less umpiring in the playoffs as they were playing play off matches will be proportionately assigned more umpiring assignments in the first round matches of the next tournament for overall equal distribution of umpiring assignments for all teams..  If the neutral umpire from the assigned team does not show up for the match, the team will be fined $120 for each non show in the play off matches. The penalty will be distributed within the playing teams and the other umpiring team. $50 per team and $20 for the umpiring team.

n. Bowling team will use the balls given to them by the organizers which means that the team which is bowling has to use the match balls given by the Organizers.

o. Umpires in the regular season game will be paid at $15 per match and umpires in the play off matches will be paid at $20 per match. Once the umpiring assignment is placed in the schedule, TCC pays the team irrespective of whether it is a rain off or a walkover.

p. Leg umpires from batting teams in first round matches should avoid encouraging/giving suggestions to the batsmen during running between the wickets or giving information on the fielding team when the game is in motion. They can always discuss with the batsmen in between the overs but refrain from any kind of supporting activities when the game is in motion. It does not look fair when an umpires does that. They should remember that they are an umpire and are required to be neutral in that position for the spirit of the game.

q. The main umpire can consult the leg umpire only to check if the catch has been taken properly. Other than this the main umpire is not required to and should not consult the leg umpire for all the decisions that the main umpire is responsible for. The leg umpire is for Run out, Stumping, No Ball and to find out if the catch has been taken cleanly. Beyond this, the leg umpire should not be used.

r. Once the umpire gives a decision, the participating teams are expected to accept the decision and move then. There is no scope for dissent or discussion.

s. Umpires are humans. A big deal should not be made of wrong decisions. Appalling mistakes happen even in International matches and the teams just move on. TCC expects all participating teams to accept the umpiring decisions and move on. All teams appeal when it is not a catch and most of the batsman do not walk when they are out. Please keep this in mind when you try to find fault with umpiring decisions. If players have to take decisions, then there is no need for umpires.

 

t. Players are required to refrain from requesting the main umpire to consult the leg umpire for the decisions for which the main umpire is responsible for or from giving inputs to the leg umpire for decisions for which the leg umpire is responsible for. Please let the umpires do their job and you do your job of playing the game. Umpires are not in need of expert advice from players on umpiring.

 

u. Umpires are required to hold their ground for their decisions and get the game moving. Indecision will only lead to more unwanted discussions in game. The umpires are required to be firm and use all the power effectively. At the same time, they will be accountable for knowing basic rules of the game. If umpires do not follow basic rules (Eg. not giving a no ball for a beamer), teams are entitled to show the umpires the TCC rules document to follow the basic rules. If umpires refuse to follow basic rules, teams have an option to call the organizer and if the organizer can pick up the call, the umpires will be guided to follow the rule book and basic rules.

 

v. Leg umpires are required to be alert about their tasks and are required to avoid watching the ball in the game when they should be watching the wickets for run out or short runs.

w. Teams need to understand that their involvement in the tournament does not end if they do not qualify for the playoff games. They will be required to do the umpiring assignments for the playoff games as detailed in point m. Their involvement in the tournament will end only after the umpiring assignments for the playoff games are completed.

5. Disqualification, Suspensions & Penalties

a. If the neutral umpire from the assigned team does not show up for the match, the team will be fined $80. The penalty money applied to the umpiring team will be distributed between the teams who had to do their own umpiring.

b. If the umpire is not present at the ground at the time of the match, the umpiring team will be penalized $50 per such late appearance. The penalty money applied to the umpiring team will be distributed between the teams who had to go thru the problem.

c. To play the game in the right spirit, the players (including the captain) shall not indulge in sledging and/or verbal insults and/or profane gestures towards the opposing players or umpires.

d. Any player shall not indulge in unacceptable gestures or actions on the ground to show his discontent or frustration. If the umpire observes any player in doing so, he will be warned and the concerned captain shall be intimated. If the behavior is continued despite warning, the corrective action on the player/team may include/up to suspension for a match depending on the intensity of the offense. Committee will have the final word on the action.

e. The teams/players outside the boundary shall not distract the opposing team fieldsmen at the boundary in the act of fielding.

f. Except the batsmen, no player from the batting team shall enter the field when the match is in progress (Exception: the leg umpire is from batting team). They can enter the field during break times or to attend to the batsmen.

g. If such an incidence occurs the team or player shall be warned once by the umpire. Subsequent incidence shall warrant suspension of the player(s) or the team. Based on the gravity of the incident the organizers shall take further action that could lead to the suspension of the player(s) or team for the entire tournament.

h. If a report is received from the umpire(s) regarding inappropriate behavior of a player with the umpire or with the members of the opponent team, such player/players will be immediately banned for a minimum of one game. If the captain is involved in an inappropriate behavior, the captain will be immediately banned for a minimum of 2 games. This rule will be applied with no exceptions and no discussions will be entertained. No matter what the players think of umpiring decisions, players cannot behave inappropriately with the umpires or the members of the opponent team. Depending on the severity of the behavior of the players, the offending players can be banned from the entire tournament or forever from TCC Taped Ball tournaments

6. Weather

a. In case of inclement weather (including bad light), etc. the numbers of overs will be decided on by the umpires, captains of the teams involved and the organizer (if needed)

b. Every effort should be made to play 20 or 18 overs as applicable.

c. Each team should have played a minimum of 10 overs for a 20 over game and 9 overs for an 18 over game to deem the match official. This will be true for a reduced over game as well. The minimum overs are determined by the maximum number of overs for a tournament and not on the number of reduced overs for a game.

d. Duckworth-Lewis rule shall NOT be used to decide the target or result of the match

e. If the second batting side does not complete 10 overs or 9 overs as applicable, the match will be considered a No-Result with 1 point awarded to each side.

f. In the case of games started but not finished due to inclement weather, where the second side bats full 10 overs/9 overs or more when the game is called off, then the game will be decided on the better run rate at the stop of the play. The comparison is between run rate of 1st innings (20/18 or all overs) vs. run rate of the 2nd innings at the stop of the play. Only completed overs will be considered for run rate.

EX: 1st Innings team scored 100 runs in 20 overs. With a run rate of 5. Game stopped after 11.5 overs 55 runs however at the end of 11th over the 2nd innings score was 45. In this particular case 2nd innings run rate will be calculated on 11 overs only

g. The decision to call off play shall be made by the Neutral Umpire. In the absence of an appointed Umpire, the decision will be made by the mutual consent of the two Captains.

h. Rain out games will be considered as split points and will not be replayed unless it is a playoff game.

i. If a team batting first completes its innings and the overs has to be shortened for the second innings, the target shall be adjusted based on the run rate of the first team. Rolling up decimal points: any decimal value equals 0.5 or greater than 0.5 shall be rounded to the next higher whole number and decimal values less than 0.5 shall be rounded to the lower whole number. In addition, only the first 2 decimal places shall be considered, the rest shall be truncated.

i. For example, say Team A batting first scores 100 runs in 20 overs. Because of weather the overs are reduced to 15 for team B. Then based on team A’s run rate 5.00/over (100 runs/20 overs) the target shall be reduced by 25 runs (5 runs * 5 overs) to 75 runs.

ii. Say Team A scores 99 runs in 20 overs. Then Team A’s run rate is 4.95/over. Team B’s target shall be approximated to 74 as 4.95 runs * 15 overs = 74.25 runs.

iii. Say Team A scores 101 runs in 20 overs. Then Team A’s run rate is 5.01/over. Team B’s target shall be approximated to 76 as 5.01 runs * 15 overs = 75.75.

iv. Say if the match is played only for a max of 17 overs. Team A scores 99 runs in 17 overs. Then Team B’s max overs are reduced to 15 overs. Then Team A’s run rate is 5.82/over (note: actual value is 5.823… and is truncated to 5.82). Team B’s target shall be approximated to 87 as 5.82 runs * 15 overs = 87.3

 

7. Score Keeping and Reporting

a. The umpire shall check the score at the end of each over and communicate to the fielding captain.

b. The fielding captain shall have the privilege to challenge the score at the end of each over. Once the next over starts, the scores till that period are considered official.

c. The scorer shall be from the batting team, and he shall record total runs at the end of each over in the designated area.

d. The two team captains and umpire will be responsible for making sure that the scorecard is accurate and complete at the end of each game. Umpires are required to be present at the end of the game to ensure that the scorecard is verified and signed off by the captains. They cannot leave the ground without this being completed. The two captains and umpire should sign the score sheets at the end of the game and this will then be considered as FINAL to be entered into Sportstatz. No further changes will be entertained.

e. Teams are required to make sure that the playing eleven is in SportStatz before the match is played and in the worst case by the end of the day of the match and make sure that names in the score card can be clearly understood and are matching the names in SportStatz. Players are required to be in the list of selected team as shown below for them to be available in the score card. The only exception will be at the beginning of the tournament if teams are not set in time and the login information is not provided to the teams in time to add the required information.

 

f.

·         The captain of the winning team will be responsible for obtaining the score card from the losing team before leaving the ground after the match.

·         He is required to enter both the scorecards accurately in Sportstatz before COB on the following Monday for a Saturday match and on the following Tuesday for a Sunday match.

·         It is possible that the losing team does not have all the players who have played the game in the list of available players. For this, the winning team is required to use existing players for the missing players and provide the information in the comments section of the scorecard.

·         The organizer will check the scorecards on Tuesday for a Saturday match and on Wednesday for Sunday match. If the scorecard is not entered or is incomplete, Organizer will send an email to the winning team of the non-availability/incompleteness of the score card. The winning team will be penalized $25 for not entering the score cards or for incomplete score card. The winning team is required to address the problem ASAP.

·         Losing teams are required to verify the score card on Tuesday for a Saturday match and on Wednesday for a Sunday match. The losing team is required to verify the score card, make necessary corrections and update the score for missing players and remove the notes of the winning team in the comments section for the missing players.

·         The organizer will check the scorecards on Wednesday for a Saturday match and on Thursday for a Sunday match. If the scorecard is not corrected for missing players, Organzier will send an email to the losing team for the corrections not done for missing players. The losing team will be penalized $25 for not correcting the score card for missing players. The missing players will be removed from the score card and their scores will be added to wides and missing bowler wickets will be converted to run outs before locking the scorecard.

·         The score cards will be locked on Wednesday for a Saturday match on Thursday for a Sunday match. Once the scorecards are locked no changes will be allowed.

·         The only exception to the above rules will be at the beginning of the tournament if teams are not set in time and the login information is not provided to the teams in time to add the required information.

·         In the case where the winning team is requiring additional follow-ups, the losing team will have one more day from the day the score card is completed by the winning team. They will be copied on the follow-up emails from the organizer.

·         Names of the players used for Playoff games should match the names of the eligible players published by the Organizers. Teams cannot change the first name or last name of the player for the playoff games. Such players will be considered as ineligible players. Any changes to the names can be done at the beginning of the tournament. 

8. Results & Points

a. The winning team shall be awarded 2 points

b. In case of a tie each team shall be awarded a point each. There will be no Bowl Out for first round matches. The Bowl out rule will be used if the Play off matches (QF, SF or Finals) are tied. Both teams will declare their 3 batsmen and 1 bowler for the Super-Over. The fielding team will bat first and only 2 wickets are allowed to fall during the Super-Over (no last-man batting). The normal field restrictions will apply (minimum of 4 men required in the circle + the bowler and the wicket-keeper and minimum of 4 fielders required on the offside).

c. The teams shall be ranked based on the points and net run rate.

9. Awards

a. Championship Winners – Championship Trophy and Individual Trophies (15 max will be given to Champions) Winners of Finals match of the Tournament

b. Championship Runners-up– Championship Trophy and Individual Trophies (15 max will be given to Runners up) losers of Finals match of the Tournament

c. Memento shall be presented to the “MVP” of the tournament based on the performances in the areas of Batting, Bowling, Wicket keeping and All-Rounder. Memento will also be presented for MVP for the Final and Semi Finals.

d. The Best wicket keeper award will consider any player entered as a "fielder" when the howout type is caught behind or stumped or where the player has been nominated as a wicket keeper and they have taken a catch. The decision will be based on the wicket keeping report from Sportstatz. This decision is binding on all teams. Errors reported by teams will be reported to Sportstatz and if they are not corrected in time, it will not stop the award from being decided. Organizers will not do any manual verification in lieu of the report.

e. For a player to be considered for the Best All-rounder award, the player is required to be in top 20 of the batting and bowling reports. In case of competing eligible players for the award, the player who has a balance between the bowling and batting records will be given preference over a player who has a wide difference between bowling and batting records.

f. All of the above awards will be distributed in the prize ceremony at the end of the final match.

g. MVP Memento will be presented for each match. There can be only one MVP per match. MVP trophies for the first round matches will be given to the home team captains at the beginning of the tournament. They are expected to bring it to the game and trophy will be awarded to the MVP of the match as decided as the umpire of the match who will receive nominations from both the captains for the Man of the Match. Mostly players from winning sides will be awarded the Man of the Match but in close matches, deserving players from losing sides can also be Man of the Match. The Neutral umpire will consider the nominations from both teams and will adjudicate the man of the match. Captains are required to abide by the decision of the umpire and not dispute it. If the home team does not bring the MVP trophy for the game and the away team wins the MVP, it is the responsibility of the home team captain to deliver the trophy to the away team captain at the away team’s convenience.

10. Match Timing.

a. The matches shall be played only on weekends

b. Match start time – As per the schedule.

c. There will be no grace time for the match to be started after the scheduled time. The team which does not take the field after the scheduled time will be docked one over for every 5 mins delay. Toss for the match has to be done 5 mins prior to the scheduled time for the match. If the captains are present and the umpire does not show up, the toss should be done without the umpire. If the umpire is on time and both the teams do not show up, both teams shall be deducted 1 over each for every 5 minutes delay. If a team cannot take the ground with minimum number of players 45 mins after the scheduled start time of the match, the match will be considered as forfeited and the team unable to take the ground will be fined $75 as penalty in addition to loosing the points.

d. If a team does not show up or does not have the minimum team members to start the match one hour after the start time for the match, the game will be awarded to the team present on the ground with the minimum required number of players to start the match.

e. Each match will be limited to 3 hrs. 15 mins. Therefore each innings will be limited to 1 hour 30 mins (90 mins). Each over is required to be completed within 4.5 mins.

 

f. At the beginning of the match, if both teams are present and the time is less than 3 hrs. 15 mins, then the overs per innings will be reduced per team at the rate of one over per 4.5 mins.

 

g. At the end of the first innings, umpire will assess the remaining time in the match and the overs for the second innings will be decided based on that. If there are less than 90 mins remaining for the second innings, the overs will be reduced for the second innings at the rate of one over per 4.5 mins and the target will be reduced proportionately based on the run rate of the first innings multiplied by the reduced overs of the second innings.

 

h. The bottom-line is that each match cannot exceed 3 hrs. 15 minutes. Any delay within the match time has to be managed by cutting the overs for the innings of that match only. Each match will have less than 20 overs if the overs per innings cannot be managed within the given time.

 

i. Umpires are required to strictly enforce the rules related to timeliness per match. Captains need to note that no discussion or persuasion will be entertained with the umpire on this.

 

j. The above rules will be required only if one over is not completed within 5 mins which is a lot of time to bowl one over.

 

k. Penalty for teams not showing up on time will not change and will be applied as per current rules.

 

l. There will be no drinks break within the innings.

 

m. Total time for a match – 90 mins (each innings) * 2 = 200 + 10 mins innings change over time – 190 mins. Max time for a match – 3 hrs. 15 mins (195 mins). There will be no drinks break within an innings.

 

n. The responsibility of completing the matches within the allocated time is with the two participating teams and the neutral umpire. If the match is not completed within the allocated time, the two participating teams and the umpiring team will be fined. The details of the fines are given below.

 

o. If the delay is less than or equal to 2 overs, all three teams will be fined $25 each. If the delay is greater than 2 and less than or equal to 4 overs, all three teams will be fined $50 each. If the delay is beyond 4 overs, all three teams will be fined $75 each.

 

p. If the first match of the day is delayed, the teams and umpire of the second match have two options. They can reduce the overs of their match to complete the match in time so that the third match of the day starts on time. If they do that, then the fine from the morning match gets distributed to the teams of the second match of the day. The other option is for them to play their full overs and complete the match within their allocated time. If they do that, the fine of the first match will be distributed to the teams of the third match as they will be forced to play a reduced over match due to the delay of the first match carried over by the second match of the day. If the teams of the second match further delay the third match of the day, they will be fined as explained in point n and the teams for the third match will get the benefit of the delay in the first match and the second match. Every delay has to be reported to the organizer by the affected teams. A text message or an email will suffice. Calling the Organizer should be the last option in case of disputes.

 

q. If none of the teams play a reduced overs match (it does not matter even if the team completes the game within the allocated time with full overs even though there was a delay due to the previous match), the teams which caused the delay will be still penalized and penalty will go to the tournament organizers.

 

q. Example. First match of the day gets delayed by 2 overs. Teams of the second match of the day can reduce the overs of their match so that the third match of the day gets started on time. If they do this, they will be get an incentive of $25 each which was the fine for the teams of the first match of the day. If they do not do this and play their full overs such that the third match of the day is delayed by 2 overs, the fine from the first match will be distributed to the teams of the last match of the day. If the teams of the second match add to the already existing delay of the first match, say now the third match is delayed by 4 overs (2 from first match and 2 from second match), the teams of the second match will be fined with $25 each and the teams of the 3rd match of the day will be given an incentive of $50 per team for playing a reduced overs match due to the delays of the first and the second match of the day. The responsibility for the delay of a match will be equally shared by all teams involved (two playing teams and umpiring teams), therefore it is in the interest of the teams to complete matches within the allocated time. If none of the affected teams did not play a reduced over match, the erring teams will still be penalized and the fine will go to the organizers.

 

11. Captain

a. The captain shall ensure that each member of his team receives a copy of the tournament rules & regulations and the ZERO LIABILITY POLICY.

b. The Captain shall make sure that the players have not played for any other team in the current tournament. If it is found to be the case, the team will lose points for the match and the match will be treated as a walkover for the other team.

c. The captain should not request for substitute players from the opposing teams.

d. The captain shall be available for the toss 10 minutes before the start time of the game.

e. The responsibilities of the captains include setting and removing the cones, wickets, mats and the upkeep of the grounds.

f. The captains shall make sure that they bring their own kit – Keeping gloves, batting gloves and bats.

g. Organizers will handover balls to all the captains. There will be one new ball per innings and remaining balls will be used balls. These will be balls with TCC stamp and be given in plastic boxes for proper handling. Teams are expected to manage the inventory of the balls on their own. If a team fails to bring balls for the match, they do not get to bat and the match will be forfeited. Balls will be handed over at the beginning during captains meeting. The balls given at the beginning of the tournament are expected to be returned at the end of the last first round match. Any un returned/lost balls will be charged at $4.50 per ball. The balls used for the tournament are of high quality and will be reused by re taping and are expected not to break during matches. So if balls are broken during matches (percentage of this is very low based on the experience in the last tournaments), they have to be verified by the umpires and reported to the organizers on the same day. If not, broken balls will not be accepted during return of the balls and will be charged at $4.50 per ball. If teams wish to keep the balls given to them, then they may do so at $4.50 per ball. If balls are lost, then the organizer needs to be informed via email by the teams to avoid being penalized for non-returned balls. If the teams do not show up on designated ball pick up days, it is the responsibility of the teams to collect the balls from the organizers as per organizers convenience. If teams do not show up on the designated days for ball collection and end up with no balls on match days resulting in forfeiting of the match, it is entirely their responsibility.    

h. After the final schedule is published, if any captain wants a change in the schedule, he should make sure that he has two other teams willing to play at his slot with the umpiring slot covered as well. It is the responsibility of the captain seeking a change to the schedule to coordinate with other captains and make sure that there is no empty slot for the match and the umpiring. If he cannot manage it, then the team should either play on their slot or forfeit the match. Organizers should be involved only at the end to make and publish the changes. They will not be coordinating the changes for the change in schedule or the umpiring slot.  

i. Organizers will attempt to distribute the matches evenly to the extent possible for the different slots. The captains are required to cooperate with the organizers in this regard.

j. For the play off matches, the balls will be distributed as per the details given below

Sr.No

Team by position

New

Old

Total

1

1 – Divn 1

3

6

9

2

2 – Divn 1

3

6

9

3

3 – Divn 1

2

4

6

4

4 – Divn 1

2

4

6

5

5 – Divn 1

2

4

6

6

6 – Divn 1

2

4

6

7

7 – Divn 1

2

4

6

8

8 – Divn 1

2

4

6

9

1 – Divn 2

1

2

3

10

2 – Divn 2

1

2

3

11

3 – Divn 2

1

2

3

12

4 – Divn 2

1

2

3

 

Total

22

44

66

 

Teams which lose the play off matches are expected to hand over the used balls/remaining extra balls (new and unused old balls) to the winning teams. Please follow this to avoid problems.
Thank you for your cooperation in this regard. The two finalists will be expected to return 21 balls each minus the balls lost in the matches which needs to be informed via email to the organizer

12. Discipline:

a. A Disciplinary Committee will be formed (on an as-needed basis) for the Tournament. All disciplinary issues will be addressed by this Committee. Captains, Neutral Umpires, and the Organizer will have the right to raise Disciplinary issues for review by this Committee.

b. Any match related issues should be brought up to the organizers by the captain(s) or umpire(s). Since the disciplinary rules are not discussed and finalized yet, the organizers will determine the nature and extent of the issue and the warning/penalty associated with it.

c. Unacceptable off the field conduct will also result in a warning and then a disqualification (applicable to both player and team). 

13. Home Team:

a. The home teams will be responsible for bringing accessories related to the cricket game (i.e boundary cones, 6 stumps and 4 bails, chalk, 30 yard circle marker etc).

b. Both team need to clean up the trash (their used bottle etc.) before they leave the ground however the home team is responsible to ensure the visiting team is doing its part.

c. Home teams need to following consistent measurement of boundaries so that we don’t see a major difference in playing field size game over game.

d. Washout communication is the responsibility of the home team. Such teams need to inform the rival captain, umpire and organizers.

e. The home teams are required to be at the ground earlier than the start time of the match for the ground to be ready for the match on time. If the match is delayed due to the ground not being ready on time, the home team will be fined at one over per 5 mins delay even though they have the required players to start the match.

14. Other Rules:

a. In an event when a player from fielding side leaves the field due to any reason and comes back to field after 'x' number of overs bowled, the player will have to wait the amount of overs that he sat out before he can bowl in the innings. Also if any player comes late after the game has begun, the same rule will be implemented.

b. Batsmen retired due to any reason can come back only after 3 more wickets or before the last wicket whichever is earlier. 

c. No runner will be allowed for an injured batsman.

d. Wicket keeper needs to collect the ball behind the stumps. Collecting the ball before stumps will be called No ball by leg umpire.

e. Main ground to be used for the tournament will be Matzke Park. Other grounds will be used if required.

f. Any walkover will be fined $75 for the team giving the walkover. The $75 will be split ($15 for umpiring and $60 for team in Round 1 matches and $20 for umpiring team and $55 for team in playoff matches) and returned to the umpiring team and the team that did not participate in the walkover The team which did not participate in the walkover will be allowed to give their eleven to be considered as played the game for eligibility for the Playoffs. The list of players will be limited to players who have played past games. No new players will be allowed. If a team gives a walkover in their last match or the last match of the opponent team, the team giving the walkover will lose a point in addition to the penalty of $75.

g. Walkover communication is the responsibility of the team that is giving the walk over. Such teams need to inform the rival captain, umpire and organizers.

h. Deduction of overs in delayed games is a must and umpires are responsible for such enforcement.

i. One of the realities of the current set up of the taped ball tournaments is that participating teams will be also participating in other tournaments. So for Pre Quarter Final, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final games, if one of the participating teams ends up with a hard conflict of a Pre Quarter Final, Quarter Final, Semi Final or Final in another tournament, organizers will be well within their rights to re organize matches to avoid a hard conflict. This will not require approval of any participating team unless it results in a hard conflict with a playoff game in another tournament. So for all practical purposes, the schedule of the Pre Quarter Final, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final should be treated as subject to change due to hard conflict of playoff games in other tournaments. Our goal is to have proper games in the play offs and we will do our best without expecting any favor from other tournaments in return. A team will be allowed to make up for only one hard conflict in the tournament. The impacted teams due to a hard conflict of another team will have one chance for an exception if it alters their team plans. This rule is not applicable to first round matches.  

j. Matches will be published in SportStatz at the beginning of the tournament and the matches for the upcoming weekend will be available on the TCC Website.

k. If team walk off the field because of disagreement on umpire decision, they have forfeited the game and 2 points will be awarded to other playing team.

l. If a substitute player is used for more than 10 overs in a 20 over match or for more than 09 overs in an 18 over match, that player will become the regular player and cannot be treated as a substitute for another player. Other player will not be allowed to enter the field in his place. A substitute player is allowed in the second innings only if a player is injured or the team batting first had less than 11 players. Even if the team batting first had less than 11 players, substitute players will not be allowed for players who batted in the first innings if they are not injured. There is no requirement for a batsman of a team to be present at any time on the game during the game to be eligible for batting. This is applicable irrespective of whether the team bats first or second.

m. There will be no flexibility in the Semi Final schedule which will be announced with the Quarter Final schedule unless it conflicts with a playoff game in other taped ball tournaments. Final will be scheduled in the morning. If the finalists cannot play in the morning, it can be scheduled to be in the afternoon. If morning or afternoon is a problem for both the finalists, the slot will be decided by toss of coin by Organizer without the participation of the finalist teams in the toss. If the teams desire to be a part of the toss, it can be held at a spot central to the teams and the organizer. The slot decided by the toss of the coin is final. The final will not be scheduled on any other day other than the day published unless it is washed out or it is affected by 14j.

n. No form of sledging will be allowed. The fielding team is free to encourage its team members. Any of that should not include any comments related to the batsman. For every instance of a fielding team making comments on a batsman, the team will be penalized with a free hit and one run offered to the batting team. If the batting team in the pavilion sledges a player from the fielding team with comments related to the fielders, the batting team will be penalized with 1 run deducted from the score and will have one less ball to play for every such instance.

o. At the end of the match, umpires are required to hand over the counter and un-used or used match balls to the teams before leaving the ground.

p. The maximum number of overs allowed by a bowler are 4.

15. Tournament Information

 

  1. There will be three tournaments per year.
  2. The Spring tournament will have two different groups for the top teams (Divn 1) and the bottom teams (Divn 2). These two groups will play within themselves for their own trophies. The difference would be that Divn 2 will not get individual trophies for the winners and the runners up. Their trophies also will be smaller as compared to the trophy for the Divn 1 teams. Newspaper reports will be published for Divn1 and Divn 2 finals. Top 2 teams of Divn 2 at the end of first round will move to Divn 1 and bottom 2 teams of Divn 1 at the end of first round will move to Divn 2 for the Fall tournament. Non Annual members will be required to pay $ 40 additional for the additional expenses of trophies and expenses of the final.
  3. The Fall tournament will have two different groups for the top teams (Divn 1) and the bottom teams (Divn 2). Teams will play within the Divn. Top teams ( Number TBD based on number of participating teams ) of Divn 1 and Top (Number TBD based on number of participating teams )  of Divn 2 will qualify for the Playoffs and teams will play for a common trophy.
  4. There will be no divisions in the Winter tournament. All teams will be in a combined group and bottom teams will get to play top teams based on the group that they are in.

Winter 2016 tournament related information

The tournament starts from 11/12/2016

 

16. Matzke Park usage rule

The following will be implemented for teams found playing on main pitch on weekdays

Annual Members

1)    If found playing on the main pitch during the first round a tournament by any TCC ECC member, Team will be suspended from the tournament. All of their remaining matches will be treated as forfeited.

2)    If found playing on the main pitch during the playoff matches of a tournament by any TCC ECC member, Team will be suspended from the next tournament. If they are qualified to play in the playoff matches, their matches will be treated as forfeited.

 

Non Annual Members

1)    If found playing on the main pitch during the first round a tournament by any TCC ECC member, Team will be suspended from the tournament. There will be no refund of the fees. All of their remaining matches will be treated as forfeited.

2)    If found playing on the main pitch during the playoff matches of a tournament by any TCC ECC member, Team will not be allowed to participate in the next tournament. There will be no refund of the fees in the current tournament. If they are qualified to play in the playoff matches, their matches will be treated as forfeited.

 

Why is TCC doing this?

1)    TCC is allowed to use the main pitch only on weekends.

2)    If cricket teams related to TCC are found playing on the main pitch on weekdays, TCC will lose the ground, depriving TCC of a home ground and also depriving other teams of TCC Taped Ball cricket an opportunity to play Taped Ball cricket.

3)    Instead of the larger group getting affected due to some teams, teams not following the requests will be paying the price instead.

 

17. Batting End for Taped Ball tournament

Matzke Park

At Matzke Park, Taped Ball tournament is allowed to use only the Batting end in which the Batsman faces Grant Road. The other end is used by Hard ball tournament and is not available for Taped Ball tournament.

For any reason, if the game cannot be played because batting from the end where Batsman faces Grant Road is not possible, please treat it as unplayable condition and abandon the match.

Playing from the opposite end is not an option. The only exception to this will be for play-off games for which state of the ground has to be sent to the organizers via a picture and the organizers will decide if the teams can be granted an exception.

 

HCL – E

At HCL-E, the Batting end will be the one which is near the Parking lot.

Due to rain or any other conditions, if the batting cannot be done from the end which is near the Parking lot, the other end can be used for Batting.

HCL – W

At HCL-W, the Batting end will be the one which is near the Parking lot.

Due to rain or any other conditions, if the batting cannot be done from the end which is near the Parking lot, the other end can be used for Batting.

18. Boundary and 30 yards measurement

All teams will be provided a measuring tape. Home teams will be using the tape to mark the 30 yards circle and the boundaries. If the teams lose the tape, they will be given a new tape with a penalty of $25.

The boundaries will be marked at 195 feet. For boundaries use flags. Take the tape 195 ft. from the middle stump of the batting end and proceed towards square leg. From there move towards point with 195 ft. measurement. Do the same from the middle stump of the bowling end. Then join the two semi circles.

The 30 yards will be marked at 90 feet. Follow the same process of measurement as the boundary for the 30 yard circle. The measurement will be 90 feet in this case. For 30 yards circle, use saucer cones.

All teams are required to use flags only for the boundaries and saucer cones for the boundaries. The teams of the second and third games will not redo the boundaries and the 30 yards circle. They will just exchange the boundary flags and the cones with the home team of the previous match. The home team of the first match is required to setup the ground using the measuring tape. Away team has the option to refuse to start the game if the measurement is not done by a tape and any loss of time due to this will result in loss of overs for the home team.

 

 

The details of the measurement for 30 yard circle and boundary are in the picture below

Ground Measurement for New Matzke Park ( E )

Straight boundaries will be the trees or benches before the roads on either side

Leg side boundary is the ditch before the nets when it has rained. If not, boundary can be extended to before the nets. This is to as agreed between the playing teams.

Offside boundary needs to be before the trees which are very near to the road

30 year circle measurement will continue to be as it is in the other ground.

Always batsman should face Grant Road

19. ZERO LIABILITY

a. The organizers “Triggers Cricket League” are NOT LIABLE for any injuries sustained, any things broken and/or lost during the course of the Tournament.

 

 

Winter 2016 Rules

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1. Game Rules

a. Every player should attempt to come in Cricket whites.

b. Maximum number of overs per innings is 20 overs for first round matches and 20 for play off matches.

c. Roster Size & Eligibility: A teams’ roster shall not be limited. Teams shall be allowed to bring in players not listed in the roster for any matches other than playoffs and their names should be updated in sportstatz before hand. Captains should make sure that the players have not played for any other team in the current tournament. If the players had played in other team, then the results of such mach will be forfeited and awarded to the opposing team. Eligibility to play in playoffs is 3 games if the teams plays more than 7 games, 2 games if a team plays 7, 6 or 5 games in the league stages or 1 game if team plays 4 or 3 games due to rain outs. Any game that has started and eventually rained out will be considered as played game and names of the players from both teams need to be entered in Sportstatz. If it is found that the minimum eligibility was not met for players for the play off matches, points will be forfeited for the defaulting team even after the match is completed. Players who do not meet the eligibility for the playoffs can do the fielding if the team falls short of required players for playoffs.

d. A minimum of 7 players is a must for the fielding team to start any game. However, a player shall be allowed to enter the play field in between overs or after the fall of a wicket. If a team does not have the required 7 players to take the field and the other team has more than 7 players and umpire has not shown up in time, the team captain with the required number of players will send a text/email to the Organizer copying the other captain about this. From that time, till the other team has the minimum players, overs will be deducted as a penalty at the rate of 1 over per 5 mins, This is to avoid the problem of teams not getting penalized for showing up with less players or showing up late because umpire does not show up on time.

e. Players attending to cell phones should leave the field and shall be allowed to enter only when the ball is dead.

f. There will be no drinks break within the innings.

g. In the first round matches, there will be Free hit only for the over-stepping No Balls. If a bowler bowls from the behind the return crease, it is not a no ball. The field setting should not to be changed for a free-hit if the batsman is the same. If the bowler bowls from outside the side line of the bowling crease, it is not a no ball as the side line is for identifying the wide balls. As long as the bowler bowls within the mat, it is not a no ball. In Playoff matches, there will be free hits for all no balls.

h. Bowling will be from one end. For matches held at the Matzke Park, batsmen should be facing the Grant Road.

i. Each inning will start with a new ball, and the ball will only be replaced if it is lost or becomes unusable. The umpire(s) will have the final say. The Umpires DO NOT need the approval of either team when replacing the ball.

j. The maximum number of overs that a bowler can bowl will be 4 overs.

k. If the ball bounces more than once unintentionally, it is still a legal delivery (Actual Rule [Law 24.6]: Ball bouncing more than twice or rolling along the ground The umpire at the bowler's end shall call and signal No ball if a ball which he considers to have been delivered, without having previously touched the bat or person of the striker, either (i) bounces more than twice or (ii) rolls along the ground before it reaches the popping crease).

l. LBW out shall not be enforced.

m. Leg byes are not allowed. Once the ball hits the batsman’s leg or any other body part except the fist holding the bat, the ball shall be considered to be a dead ball. Thus no runs may be scored or the batsman gets out.

n. Any ball that clearly bounces above the shoulder of the batsman shall be declared a “No-Ball”. Similarly, any full toss that is clearly above the waist shall be declared a “No-Ball”. This applies to all kinds of bowling (Fast and Spin). If a batsman walks out of the crease, then the waist high no ball will not be applicable.

o. Wide (offside and leg side) shall be at the discretion of the umpire.

p. Underarm bowling is illegal.

q. Power plays and Field Restrictions are enforced.

r. Wicket keepers and other close in fielders shall not talk in a manner of distracting the batsman once the bowler starts his run-up. If the umpires feel the batsman is distracted they shall call it a “No-Ball”.

s. Movement by Wicket Keeper (Law 40.4): It is unfair if the wicket-keeper standing back makes a significant movement towards the wicket after the ball comes into play and before it reaches the striker. In the event of such unfair movement by the wicket-keeper, either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball. It will not be considered a significant movement if the wicketkeeper moves a few paces forward for a slower delivery.

t. Bowler attempting to run out non-striker before delivery (Law 42.15): The bowler is permitted, before releasing the ball and provided he has not completed his usual delivery swing, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible.

u. Net Run Rate (Law 21.7.2): A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition. In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed. In case where the first team has batted the full number of overs for their innings and the opposing innings had to be curtailed to any conditions, the revised target for the opposing team will be the number of reduced overs multiplied by the run rate of the first team. Also for the purpose of NRR, the first team’s total runs and overs will be reduced to revised target of the second team. For Eg if team A scored 180 in 20 overs and the team B’s innings was reduced to 18 overs, the revised target will be 162 in 18 overs. For the purposes of NRR, team A’s score from this match will be 162 in 18 overs.

v. Field Restrictions: At the instant of delivery, there may not be more than 5 fieldsmen on the leg side [Law 41.2.1] (Note: this rule is not enforced for offside field setting). In addition, no more than 5 fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area (30 yards circle/single saving positions) [Law 41.2.4]. The spirit of this rule is that there should be at least 4 fielders on the offside and at least 4 fielders inside the 30 yard circle. If a team is fielding with less than 11 players, then it should still satisfy the condition of minimum 4 fielders within the circle and a minimum of 4 fielders on the off side which means that the number of maximum fielders allowed on the leg side/ outside the circle will come down proportionately depending on the number of players which are less than 11. The maximum number of fielders allowed behind the square leg is 2. If more than 2 fielders are present behind square leg, a no ball will be signalled by the umpire. The number of allowed fielders behind the square leg will not come down if a team is fielding with less than 11 players.

w. Batsman hitting the ball twice: A batsmen is allowed to hit the ball twice with the bat provided he is ONLY attempting to keep the ball from hitting the wicket (and not interfering with a catch, run-out, etc).

x. Legal Delivery: Bowling action deemed to be throwing by the Neutral Umpire (in coordination with the leg-umpire, if necessary) will result in a no-ball being called, AND a warning to the bowler and his Captain. Second such instance in the same game will result in a second and final warning (in addition to a no-ball being called). Third such instance in the same game by the same bowler will result in the bowler being disqualified for that game, and his over will be completed by another bowler who has not bowled the previous over [Law 24] 1. Mode of delivery: (a) The umpire shall ascertain whether the bowler intends to bowl right handed or left handed, over or round the wicket, and shall so inform the striker. It is unfair if the bowler fails to notify the umpire of a change in his mode of delivery. In this case the umpire shall call and signal No ball.  (b) Underarm bowling shall not be permitted.  2. Fair delivery – the arm: For a delivery to be fair in respect of the arm the ball must not be thrown. See 3 below. Although it is the primary responsibility of the striker's end umpire to ensure the fairness of a delivery in this respect, there is nothing in this Law to debar the bowler's end umpire from calling and signaling No ball if he considers that the ball has been thrown. (a) If, in the opinion of either umpire, the ball has been thrown, he shall (i) call and signal No ball. (ii) Caution the bowler, when the ball is dead. This caution shall apply throughout the innings. (iii) Inform the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket, the captain of the fielding side and, as soon as practicable, the captain of the batting side of what has occurred.  (b) If either umpire considers that after such caution a further delivery by the same bowler in that innings is thrown, the umpire concerned shall repeat the procedure set out in (a) above, indicating to the bowler that this is a final warning. This warning shall also apply throughout the innings.  (c) If either umpire considers that a further delivery by the same bowler in that innings is thrown, (i) the umpire concerned shall call and signal No ball. When the ball is dead he shall inform the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and, as soon as practicable, the captain of the batting side of what has occurred. (ii) The umpire at the bowler's end shall direct the captain of the fielding side to take the bowler off forthwith. The over shall be completed by another bowler, who shall neither have bowled the previous over nor be allowed to bowl the next over.  The bowler thus taken off shall not bowl again in that innings. (iii) The umpires together shall report the occurrence as soon as possible to the Executive of the fielding side and any Governing Body responsible for the match, who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain and bowler concerned. 

3. Definition of fair delivery – the arm: A ball is fairly delivered in respect of the arm if, once the bowler's arm has reached the level of the shoulder in the delivery swing, the elbow joint is not straightened partially or completely from that point until the ball has left the hand. This definition shall not debar a bowler from flexing or rotating the wrist in the delivery swing.

y. Depending on the number of teams participating, the organizers will use more than one ground for the matches if required. The objective will be that within the duration of the tournament, the number of matches averaged/month for a team will be 2. This would mean that the teams could have 3 matches in one month and 1 match in another month. It will be ensured that the gap between matches is not more than 3 weeks.

z. When a batsman is run out, if one bail was dislodged accidentally (before the run-out was attempted) and the fielder removed the remaining one bail, the batsman will be ruled out. Law 28, clause 2 states the following: "If one bail is off, it shall be sufficient for the purpose of putting the wicket down to remove the remaining bail or to strike or pull any of the three stumps out of the ground"

aa. For switch hit (when batsman changes his stance), eg. from RHB to LHB, the rule of wide will apply as if to a LHB. For a reverse sweep (when stance does not change, only grip changes), the rule for wide does not change.

ab. If the bowler breaks the stumps (if any of the bails are dislodges) as a part of the bowling action, the ball will be declared as a No Ball.

ac. In the Winter tournament, for the first game of the day and other games of the day if the weather is really cold, fielders are allowed to wear gloves ( other than cricket batting gloves and wicket keeping gloves ). This is to reduce the injuries in cold weather. For games other than the first match of the day, umpire’s decision is final on if the weather is cold enough to allow fielders to wear gloves. Organizer is not to be contacted for this.

2. Restriction on the placement of fieldsmen

a. Semi circle of 30 yards will be used to control field restriction. Apart from power play restriction at any time there cannot me more than 5 fielders allowed outside this 30 yard circle. The field restriction should be marked by the spray provided to the home teams by the organizers.

Power Play –

There will be two power play blocks. A mandatory power play of 4 overs at the start of the innings. In this power play, only two fieldsmen are permitted outside the field restriction area. If the maximum overs of a match is 18 overs for the tournament and not in a reduced over game, the next power play block of 2 overs will be taken by the batting team anytime between 5th and 16/18th over as applicable. If it is not taken by the 16/18th over as applicable, it will be mandatory from the 17th/19th over as applicable. If the maximum overs of a match is 20 overs or the tournament, the next power play block of 2 overs will be taken by the batting team anytime between 5th and 17/18th over as applicable. If it is not taken by the 17/18th over as applicable, it will be mandatory from the 19th/20th over as applicable. In this power play, only three fieldsmen are permitted outside the field restriction area. If the fielding team has less than 11 players, then the number of players allowed outside the field restriction area will come down proportionately. For example, if a team has only 10 fielders on the field, only one player will be allowed outside the field restriction area. The number of power play overs will not change in a reduced over game.

3. Apparel: Cricket whites – Desirable (Not mandatory)

4. Umpiring

a. One Neutral Umpire will be present per match (may be from different teams). The Neutral Umpires will report any issues/concerns. The leg umpire will be from the batting side.

b. The neutral umpire(s) (in conjunction with the organizer, if necessary) will have the authority to disqualify a team or a player.

c. The leg umpire can only call a batsman out on run-out appeals at the batting end, and on stumping appeals.

d. Either Umpire can call a no-ball. However, the main umpire can overrule the leg-umpire once a no-ball has been signaled by the leg-umpire.

e. Umpires are required to be at the ground 15 minutes before the match.

f. Only the captain of the team can approach the neutral umpires for any discussions

g. The Umpires DO NOT need the approval of either team when replacing the ball

h. The umpires shall ask the playing teams help in keeping the ground clean to make sure that the trash is picked up before leaving the grounds.

i. Umpires should warn the captains in case the fielding side is wasting time or Batsmen are delaying the continuation of game for unnecessary reasons. Umpire should make all efforts to complete the game in time. If the fielding team is wasting time by having team huddles or huddles between groups of players between every over, the team will be penalized with an additional run and a free hit offered to the batting team for every such instance. If the batsmen are wasting time by having midwicket conferences even after the fielding team is ready, the batting team will be penalized with 1 run deducted from the score and will have one less ball to play for every such instance. No discussion will be entertained in this regard and umpire’s decision will be final.

j. The batting Captain will have to change the leg umpire if asked by the Main Umpire.

k. Only Captains of the playing teams reserve the right to discuss any issue(s) with the umpire(s) in a respectful manner.

l. If the neutral umpire does not show up, the batting team will have its own umpire and complete the game in the league games. In the playoff games or the league games, if the umpire does not show up or if the umpire is late, the teams cannot refuse to start the game. If any team refuses to start the game, the team will be penalized with one over per 5 mins. of delay. Organizers will not arrange for an alternate umpire.

m. Playoff games will have two neutral umpires and will be from teams who will not be playing in the playoffs. Quarter Final umpires will be from the teams not qualifying for the Quarter Finals and Semi Final umpires will be from losing Quarter Finalists. The umpires for the finals will be from the teams not qualifying for the Quarter Finals. The teams which did not do or did less umpiring in the playoffs as they were playing play off matches will be proportionately assigned more umpiring assignments in the first round matches of the next tournament for overall equal distribution of umpiring assignments for all teams..  If the neutral umpire from the assigned team does not show up for the match, the team will be fined $120 for each non show in the play off matches. The penalty will be distributed within the playing teams and the other umpiring team. $50 per team and $20 for the umpiring team.

n. Bowling team will use the balls given to them by the organizers which means that the team which is bowling has to use the match balls given by the Organizers.

o. Umpires in the regular season game will be paid at $15 per match and umpires in the play off matches will be paid at $20 per match. Once the umpiring assignment is placed in the schedule, TCC pays the team irrespective of whether it is a rain off or a walkover.

p. Leg umpires from batting teams in first round matches should avoid encouraging/giving suggestions to the batsmen during running between the wickets or giving information on the fielding team when the game is in motion. They can always discuss with the batsmen in between the overs but refrain from any kind of supporting activities when the game is in motion. It does not look fair when an umpires does that. They should remember that they are an umpire and are required to be neutral in that position for the spirit of the game.

q. The main umpire can consult the leg umpire only to check if the catch has been taken properly. Other than this the main umpire is not required to and should not consult the leg umpire for all the decisions that the main umpire is responsible for. The leg umpire is for Run out, Stumping, No Ball and to find out if the catch has been taken cleanly. Beyond this, the leg umpire should not be used.

r. Once the umpire gives a decision, the participating teams are expected to accept the decision and move then. There is no scope for dissent or discussion.

s. Umpires are humans. A big deal should not be made of wrong decisions. Appalling mistakes happen even in International matches and the teams just move on. TCC expects all participating teams to accept the umpiring decisions and move on. All teams appeal when it is not a catch and most of the batsman do not walk when they are out. Please keep this in mind when you try to find fault with umpiring decisions. If players have to take decisions, then there is no need for umpires.

 

t. Players are required to refrain from requesting the main umpire to consult the leg umpire for the decisions for which the main umpire is responsible for or from giving inputs to the leg umpire for decisions for which the leg umpire is responsible for. Please let the umpires do their job and you do your job of playing the game. Umpires are not in need of expert advice from players on umpiring.

 

u. Umpires are required to hold their ground for their decisions and get the game moving. Indecision will only lead to more unwanted discussions in game. The umpires are required to be firm and use all the power effectively. At the same time, they will be accountable for knowing basic rules of the game. If umpires do not follow basic rules (Eg. not giving a no ball for a beamer), teams are entitled to show the umpires the TCC rules document to follow the basic rules. If umpires refuse to follow basic rules, teams have an option to call the organizer and if the organizer can pick up the call, the umpires will be guided to follow the rule book and basic rules.

 

v. Leg umpires are required to be alert about their tasks and are required to avoid watching the ball in the game when they should be watching the wickets for run out or short runs.

w. Teams need to understand that their involvement in the tournament does not end if they do not qualify for the playoff games. They will be required to do the umpiring assignments for the playoff games as detailed in point m. Their involvement in the tournament will end only after the umpiring assignments for the playoff games are completed.

5. Disqualification, Suspensions & Penalties

a. If the neutral umpire from the assigned team does not show up for the match, the team will be fined $80. The penalty money applied to the umpiring team will be distributed between the teams who had to do their own umpiring.

b. If the umpire is not present at the ground at the time of the match, the umpiring team will be penalized $50 per such late appearance. The penalty money applied to the umpiring team will be distributed between the teams who had to go thru the problem.

c. To play the game in the right spirit, the players (including the captain) shall not indulge in sledging and/or verbal insults and/or profane gestures towards the opposing players or umpires.

d. Any player shall not indulge in unacceptable gestures or actions on the ground to show his discontent or frustration. If the umpire observes any player in doing so, he will be warned and the concerned captain shall be intimated. If the behavior is continued despite warning, the corrective action on the player/team may include/up to suspension for a match depending on the intensity of the offense. Committee will have the final word on the action.

e. The teams/players outside the boundary shall not distract the opposing team fieldsmen at the boundary in the act of fielding.

f. Except the batsmen, no player from the batting team shall enter the field when the match is in progress (Exception: the leg umpire is from batting team). They can enter the field during break times or to attend to the batsmen.

g. If such an incidence occurs the team or player shall be warned once by the umpire. Subsequent incidence shall warrant suspension of the player(s) or the team. Based on the gravity of the incident the organizers shall take further action that could lead to the suspension of the player(s) or team for the entire tournament.

h. If a report is received from the umpire(s) regarding inappropriate behavior of a player with the umpire or with the members of the opponent team, such player/players will be immediately banned for a minimum of one game. If the captain is involved in an inappropriate behavior, the captain will be immediately banned for a minimum of 2 games. This rule will be applied with no exceptions and no discussions will be entertained. No matter what the players think of umpiring decisions, players cannot behave inappropriately with the umpires or the members of the opponent team. Depending on the severity of the behavior of the players, the offending players can be banned from the entire tournament or forever from TCC Taped Ball tournaments

6. Weather

a. In case of inclement weather (including bad light), etc. the numbers of overs will be decided on by the umpires, captains of the teams involved and the organizer (if needed)

b. Every effort should be made to play 20 or 18 overs as applicable.

c. Each team should have played a minimum of 10 overs for a 20 over game and 9 overs for an 18 over game to deem the match official. This will be true for a reduced over game as well. The minimum overs are determined by the maximum number of overs for a tournament and not on the number of reduced overs for a game.

d. Duckworth-Lewis rule shall NOT be used to decide the target or result of the match

e. If the second batting side does not complete 10 overs or 9 overs as applicable, the match will be considered a No-Result with 1 point awarded to each side.

f. In the case of games started but not finished due to inclement weather, where the second side bats full 10 overs/9 overs or more when the game is called off, then the game will be decided on the better run rate at the stop of the play. The comparison is between run rate of 1st innings (20/18 or all overs) vs. run rate of the 2nd innings at the stop of the play. Only completed overs will be considered for run rate.

EX: 1st Innings team scored 100 runs in 20 overs. With a run rate of 5. Game stopped after 11.5 overs 55 runs however at the end of 11th over the 2nd innings score was 45. In this particular case 2nd innings run rate will be calculated on 11 overs only

g. The decision to call off play shall be made by the Neutral Umpire. In the absence of an appointed Umpire, the decision will be made by the mutual consent of the two Captains.

h. Rain out games will be considered as split points and will not be replayed unless it is a playoff game.

i. If a team batting first completes its innings and the overs has to be shortened for the second innings, the target shall be adjusted based on the run rate of the first team. Rolling up decimal points: any decimal value equals 0.5 or greater than 0.5 shall be rounded to the next higher whole number and decimal values less than 0.5 shall be rounded to the lower whole number. In addition, only the first 2 decimal places shall be considered, the rest shall be truncated.

i. For example, say Team A batting first scores 100 runs in 20 overs. Because of weather the overs are reduced to 15 for team B. Then based on team A’s run rate 5.00/over (100 runs/20 overs) the target shall be reduced by 25 runs (5 runs * 5 overs) to 75 runs.

ii. Say Team A scores 99 runs in 20 overs. Then Team A’s run rate is 4.95/over. Team B’s target shall be approximated to 74 as 4.95 runs * 15 overs = 74.25 runs.

iii. Say Team A scores 101 runs in 20 overs. Then Team A’s run rate is 5.01/over. Team B’s target shall be approximated to 76 as 5.01 runs * 15 overs = 75.75.

iv. Say if the match is played only for a max of 17 overs. Team A scores 99 runs in 17 overs. Then Team B’s max overs are reduced to 15 overs. Then Team A’s run rate is 5.82/over (note: actual value is 5.823… and is truncated to 5.82). Team B’s target shall be approximated to 87 as 5.82 runs * 15 overs = 87.3

 

7. Score Keeping and Reporting

a. The umpire shall check the score at the end of each over and communicate to the fielding captain.

b. The fielding captain shall have the privilege to challenge the score at the end of each over. Once the next over starts, the scores till that period are considered official.

c. The scorer shall be from the batting team, and he shall record total runs at the end of each over in the designated area.

d. The two team captains and umpire will be responsible for making sure that the scorecard is accurate and complete at the end of each game. Umpires are required to be present at the end of the game to ensure that the scorecard is verified and signed off by the captains. They cannot leave the ground without this being completed. The two captains and umpire should sign the score sheets at the end of the game and this will then be considered as FINAL to be entered into Sportstatz. No further changes will be entertained.

e. Teams are required to make sure that the playing eleven is in SportStatz before the match is played and in the worst case by the end of the day of the match and make sure that names in the score card can be clearly understood and are matching the names in SportStatz. Players are required to be in the list of selected team as shown below for them to be available in the score card. The only exception will be at the beginning of the tournament if teams are not set in time and the login information is not provided to the teams in time to add the required information.

 

f.

·         The captain of the winning team will be responsible for obtaining the score card from the losing team before leaving the ground after the match.

·         He is required to enter both the scorecards accurately in Sportstatz before COB on the following Monday for a Saturday match and on the following Tuesday for a Sunday match.

·         It is possible that the losing team does not have all the players who have played the game in the list of available players. For this, the winning team is required to use existing players for the missing players and provide the information in the comments section of the scorecard.

·         The organizer will check the scorecards on Tuesday for a Saturday match and on Wednesday for Sunday match. If the scorecard is not entered or is incomplete, Organizer will send an email to the winning team of the non-availability/incompleteness of the score card. The winning team will be penalized $25 for not entering the score cards or for incomplete score card. The winning team is required to address the problem ASAP.

·         Losing teams are required to verify the score card on Tuesday for a Saturday match and on Wednesday for a Sunday match. The losing team is required to verify the score card, make necessary corrections and update the score for missing players and remove the notes of the winning team in the comments section for the missing players.

·         The organizer will check the scorecards on Wednesday for a Saturday match and on Thursday for a Sunday match. If the scorecard is not corrected for missing players, Organzier will send an email to the losing team for the corrections not done for missing players. The losing team will be penalized $25 for not correcting the score card for missing players. The missing players will be removed from the score card and their scores will be added to wides and missing bowler wickets will be converted to run outs before locking the scorecard.

·         The score cards will be locked on Wednesday for a Saturday match on Thursday for a Sunday match. Once the scorecards are locked no changes will be allowed.

·         The only exception to the above rules will be at the beginning of the tournament if teams are not set in time and the login information is not provided to the teams in time to add the required information.

·         In the case where the winning team is requiring additional follow-ups, the losing team will have one more day from the day the score card is completed by the winning team. They will be copied on the follow-up emails from the organizer.

·         Names of the players used for Playoff games should match the names of the eligible players published by the Organizers. Teams cannot change the first name or last name of the player for the playoff games. Such players will be considered as ineligible players. Any changes to the names can be done at the beginning of the tournament. 

8. Results & Points

a. The winning team shall be awarded 2 points

b. In case of a tie each team shall be awarded a point each. There will be no Bowl Out for first round matches. The Bowl out rule will be used if the Play off matches (QF, SF or Finals) are tied. Both teams will declare their 3 batsmen and 1 bowler for the Super-Over. The fielding team will bat first and only 2 wickets are allowed to fall during the Super-Over (no last-man batting). The normal field restrictions will apply (minimum of 4 men required in the circle + the bowler and the wicket-keeper and minimum of 4 fielders required on the offside).

c. The teams shall be ranked based on the points and net run rate.

9. Awards

a. Championship Winners – Championship Trophy and Individual Trophies (15 max will be given to Champions) Winners of Finals match of the Tournament

b. Championship Runners-up– Championship Trophy and Individual Trophies (15 max will be given to Runners up) losers of Finals match of the Tournament

c. Memento shall be presented to the “MVP” of the tournament based on the performances in the areas of Batting, Bowling, Wicket keeping and All-Rounder. Memento will also be presented for MVP for the Final and Semi Finals.

d. The Best wicket keeper award will consider any player entered as a "fielder" when the howout type is caught behind or stumped or where the player has been nominated as a wicket keeper and they have taken a catch. The decision will be based on the wicket keeping report from Sportstatz. This decision is binding on all teams. Errors reported by teams will be reported to Sportstatz and if they are not corrected in time, it will not stop the award from being decided. Organizers will not do any manual verification in lieu of the report.

e. For a player to be considered for the Best All-rounder award, the player is required to be in top 20 of the batting and bowling reports. In case of competing eligible players for the award, the player who has a balance between the bowling and batting records will be given preference over a player who has a wide difference between bowling and batting records.

f. All of the above awards will be distributed in the prize ceremony at the end of the final match.

g. MVP Memento will be presented for each match. There can be only one MVP per match. MVP trophies for the first round matches will be given to the home team captains at the beginning of the tournament. They are expected to bring it to the game and trophy will be awarded to the MVP of the match as decided as the umpire of the match who will receive nominations from both the captains for the Man of the Match. Mostly players from winning sides will be awarded the Man of the Match but in close matches, deserving players from losing sides can also be Man of the Match. The Neutral umpire will consider the nominations from both teams and will adjudicate the man of the match. Captains are required to abide by the decision of the umpire and not dispute it. If the home team does not bring the MVP trophy for the game and the away team wins the MVP, it is the responsibility of the home team captain to deliver the trophy to the away team captain at the away team’s convenience.

10. Match Timing.

a. The matches shall be played only on weekends

b. Match start time – As per the schedule.

c. There will be no grace time for the match to be started after the scheduled time. The team which does not take the field after the scheduled time will be docked one over for every 5 mins delay. Toss for the match has to be done 5 mins prior to the scheduled time for the match. If the captains are present and the umpire does not show up, the toss should be done without the umpire. If the umpire is on time and both the teams do not show up, both teams shall be deducted 1 over each for every 5 minutes delay. If a team cannot take the ground with minimum number of players 45 mins after the scheduled start time of the match, the match will be considered as forfeited and the team unable to take the ground will be fined $75 as penalty in addition to loosing the points.

d. If a team does not show up or does not have the minimum team members to start the match one hour after the start time for the match, the game will be awarded to the team present on the ground with the minimum required number of players to start the match.

e. Each match will be limited to 3 hrs. 15 mins. Therefore each innings will be limited to 1 hour 30 mins (90 mins). Each over is required to be completed within 4.5 mins.

 

f. At the beginning of the match, if both teams are present and the time is less than 3 hrs. 15 mins, then the overs per innings will be reduced per team at the rate of one over per 4.5 mins.

 

g. At the end of the first innings, umpire will assess the remaining time in the match and the overs for the second innings will be decided based on that. If there are less than 90 mins remaining for the second innings, the overs will be reduced for the second innings at the rate of one over per 4.5 mins and the target will be reduced proportionately based on the run rate of the first innings multiplied by the reduced overs of the second innings.

 

h. The bottom-line is that each match cannot exceed 3 hrs. 15 minutes. Any delay within the match time has to be managed by cutting the overs for the innings of that match only. Each match will have less than 20 overs if the overs per innings cannot be managed within the given time.

 

i. Umpires are required to strictly enforce the rules related to timeliness per match. Captains need to note that no discussion or persuasion will be entertained with the umpire on this.

 

j. The above rules will be required only if one over is not completed within 5 mins which is a lot of time to bowl one over.

 

k. Penalty for teams not showing up on time will not change and will be applied as per current rules.

 

l. There will be no drinks break within the innings.

 

m. Total time for a match – 90 mins (each innings) * 2 = 200 + 10 mins innings change over time – 190 mins. Max time for a match – 3 hrs. 15 mins (195 mins). There will be no drinks break within an innings.

 

n. The responsibility of completing the matches within the allocated time is with the two participating teams and the neutral umpire. If the match is not completed within the allocated time, the two participating teams and the umpiring team will be fined. The details of the fines are given below.

 

o. If the delay is less than or equal to 2 overs, all three teams will be fined $25 each. If the delay is greater than 2 and less than or equal to 4 overs, all three teams will be fined $50 each. If the delay is beyond 4 overs, all three teams will be fined $75 each.

 

p. If the first match of the day is delayed, the teams and umpire of the second match have two options. They can reduce the overs of their match to complete the match in time so that the third match of the day starts on time. If they do that, then the fine from the morning match gets distributed to the teams of the second match of the day. The other option is for them to play their full overs and complete the match within their allocated time. If they do that, the fine of the first match will be distributed to the teams of the third match as they will be forced to play a reduced over match due to the delay of the first match carried over by the second match of the day. If the teams of the second match further delay the third match of the day, they will be fined as explained in point n and the teams for the third match will get the benefit of the delay in the first match and the second match. Every delay has to be reported to the organizer by the affected teams. A text message or an email will suffice. Calling the Organizer should be the last option in case of disputes.

 

q. If none of the teams play a reduced overs match (it does not matter even if the team completes the game within the allocated time with full overs even though there was a delay due to the previous match), the teams which caused the delay will be still penalized and penalty will go to the tournament organizers.

 

q. Example. First match of the day gets delayed by 2 overs. Teams of the second match of the day can reduce the overs of their match so that the third match of the day gets started on time. If they do this, they will be get an incentive of $25 each which was the fine for the teams of the first match of the day. If they do not do this and play their full overs such that the third match of the day is delayed by 2 overs, the fine from the first match will be distributed to the teams of the last match of the day. If the teams of the second match add to the already existing delay of the first match, say now the third match is delayed by 4 overs (2 from first match and 2 from second match), the teams of the second match will be fined with $25 each and the teams of the 3rd match of the day will be given an incentive of $50 per team for playing a reduced overs match due to the delays of the first and the second match of the day. The responsibility for the delay of a match will be equally shared by all teams involved (two playing teams and umpiring teams), therefore it is in the interest of the teams to complete matches within the allocated time. If none of the affected teams did not play a reduced over match, the erring teams will still be penalized and the fine will go to the organizers.

 

11. Captain

a. The captain shall ensure that each member of his team receives a copy of the tournament rules & regulations and the ZERO LIABILITY POLICY.

b. The Captain shall make sure that the players have not played for any other team in the current tournament. If it is found to be the case, the team will lose points for the match and the match will be treated as a walkover for the other team.

c. The captain should not request for substitute players from the opposing teams.

d. The captain shall be available for the toss 10 minutes before the start time of the game.

e. The responsibilities of the captains include setting and removing the cones, wickets, mats and the upkeep of the grounds.

f. The captains shall make sure that they bring their own kit – Keeping gloves, batting gloves and bats.

g. Organizers will handover balls to all the captains. There will be one new ball per innings and remaining balls will be used balls. These will be balls with TCC stamp and be given in plastic boxes for proper handling. Teams are expected to manage the inventory of the balls on their own. If a team fails to bring balls for the match, they do not get to bat and the match will be forfeited. Balls will be handed over at the beginning during captains meeting. The balls given at the beginning of the tournament are expected to be returned at the end of the last first round match. Any un returned/lost balls will be charged at $4.50 per ball. The balls used for the tournament are of high quality and will be reused by re taping and are expected not to break during matches. So if balls are broken during matches (percentage of this is very low based on the experience in the last tournaments), they have to be verified by the umpires and reported to the organizers on the same day. If not, broken balls will not be accepted during return of the balls and will be charged at $4.50 per ball. If teams wish to keep the balls given to them, then they may do so at $4.50 per ball. If balls are lost, then the organizer needs to be informed via email by the teams to avoid being penalized for non-returned balls. If the teams do not show up on designated ball pick up days, it is the responsibility of the teams to collect the balls from the organizers as per organizers convenience. If teams do not show up on the designated days for ball collection and end up with no balls on match days resulting in forfeiting of the match, it is entirely their responsibility.    

h. After the final schedule is published, if any captain wants a change in the schedule, he should make sure that he has two other teams willing to play at his slot with the umpiring slot covered as well. It is the responsibility of the captain seeking a change to the schedule to coordinate with other captains and make sure that there is no empty slot for the match and the umpiring. If he cannot manage it, then the team should either play on their slot or forfeit the match. Organizers should be involved only at the end to make and publish the changes. They will not be coordinating the changes for the change in schedule or the umpiring slot.  

i. Organizers will attempt to distribute the matches evenly to the extent possible for the different slots. The captains are required to cooperate with the organizers in this regard.

j. For the play off matches, the balls will be distributed as per the details given below

Sr.No

Team by position

New

Old

Total

1

1 – Divn 1

3

6

9

2

2 – Divn 1

3

6

9

3

3 – Divn 1

2

4

6

4

4 – Divn 1

2

4

6

5

5 – Divn 1

2

4

6

6

6 – Divn 1

2

4

6

7

7 – Divn 1

2

4

6

8

8 – Divn 1

2

4

6

9

1 – Divn 2

1

2

3

10

2 – Divn 2

1

2

3

11

3 – Divn 2

1

2

3

12

4 – Divn 2

1

2

3

 

Total

22

44

66

 

Teams which lose the play off matches are expected to hand over the used balls/remaining extra balls (new and unused old balls) to the winning teams. Please follow this to avoid problems.
Thank you for your cooperation in this regard. The two finalists will be expected to return 21 balls each minus the balls lost in the matches which needs to be informed via email to the organizer

12. Discipline:

a. A Disciplinary Committee will be formed (on an as-needed basis) for the Tournament. All disciplinary issues will be addressed by this Committee. Captains, Neutral Umpires, and the Organizer will have the right to raise Disciplinary issues for review by this Committee.

b. Any match related issues should be brought up to the organizers by the captain(s) or umpire(s). Since the disciplinary rules are not discussed and finalized yet, the organizers will determine the nature and extent of the issue and the warning/penalty associated with it.

c. Unacceptable off the field conduct will also result in a warning and then a disqualification (applicable to both player and team). 

13. Home Team:

a. The home teams will be responsible for bringing accessories related to the cricket game (i.e boundary cones, 6 stumps and 4 bails, chalk, 30 yard circle marker etc).

b. Both team need to clean up the trash (their used bottle etc.) before they leave the ground however the home team is responsible to ensure the visiting team is doing its part.

c. Home teams need to following consistent measurement of boundaries so that we don’t see a major difference in playing field size game over game.

d. Washout communication is the responsibility of the home team. Such teams need to inform the rival captain, umpire and organizers.

e. The home teams are required to be at the ground earlier than the start time of the match for the ground to be ready for the match on time. If the match is delayed due to the ground not being ready on time, the home team will be fined at one over per 5 mins delay even though they have the required players to start the match.

14. Other Rules:

a. In an event when a player from fielding side leaves the field due to any reason and comes back to field after 'x' number of overs bowled, the player will have to wait the amount of overs that he sat out before he can bowl in the innings. Also if any player comes late after the game has begun, the same rule will be implemented.

b. Batsmen retired due to any reason can come back only after 3 more wickets or before the last wicket whichever is earlier. 

c. No runner will be allowed for an injured batsman.

d. Wicket keeper needs to collect the ball behind the stumps. Collecting the ball before stumps will be called No ball by leg umpire.

e. Main ground to be used for the tournament will be Matzke Park. Other grounds will be used if required.

f. Any walkover will be fined $75 for the team giving the walkover. The $75 will be split ($15 for umpiring and $60 for team in Round 1 matches and $20 for umpiring team and $55 for team in playoff matches) and returned to the umpiring team and the team that did not participate in the walkover The team which did not participate in the walkover will be allowed to give their eleven to be considered as played the game for eligibility for the Playoffs. The list of players will be limited to players who have played past games. No new players will be allowed. If a team gives a walkover in their last match or the last match of the opponent team, the team giving the walkover will lose a point in addition to the penalty of $75.

g. Walkover communication is the responsibility of the team that is giving the walk over. Such teams need to inform the rival captain, umpire and organizers.

h. Deduction of overs in delayed games is a must and umpires are responsible for such enforcement.

i. One of the realities of the current set up of the taped ball tournaments is that participating teams will be also participating in other tournaments. So for Pre Quarter Final, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final games, if one of the participating teams ends up with a hard conflict of a Pre Quarter Final, Quarter Final, Semi Final or Final in another tournament, organizers will be well within their rights to re organize matches to avoid a hard conflict. This will not require approval of any participating team unless it results in a hard conflict with a playoff game in another tournament. So for all practical purposes, the schedule of the Pre Quarter Final, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final should be treated as subject to change due to hard conflict of playoff games in other tournaments. Our goal is to have proper games in the play offs and we will do our best without expecting any favor from other tournaments in return. A team will be allowed to make up for only one hard conflict in the tournament. The impacted teams due to a hard conflict of another team will have one chance for an exception if it alters their team plans. This rule is not applicable to first round matches.  

j. Matches will be published in SportStatz at the beginning of the tournament and the matches for the upcoming weekend will be available on the TCC Website.

k. If team walk off the field because of disagreement on umpire decision, they have forfeited the game and 2 points will be awarded to other playing team.

l. If a substitute player is used for more than 10 overs in a 20 over match or for more than 09 overs in an 18 over match, that player will become the regular player and cannot be treated as a substitute for another player. Other player will not be allowed to enter the field in his place. A substitute player is allowed in the second innings only if a player is injured or the team batting first had less than 11 players. Even if the team batting first had less than 11 players, substitute players will not be allowed for players who batted in the first innings if they are not injured. There is no requirement for a batsman of a team to be present at any time on the game during the game to be eligible for batting. This is applicable irrespective of whether the team bats first or second.

m. There will be no flexibility in the Semi Final schedule which will be announced with the Quarter Final schedule unless it conflicts with a playoff game in other taped ball tournaments. Final will be scheduled in the morning. If the finalists cannot play in the morning, it can be scheduled to be in the afternoon. If morning or afternoon is a problem for both the finalists, the slot will be decided by toss of coin by Organizer without the participation of the finalist teams in the toss. If the teams desire to be a part of the toss, it can be held at a spot central to the teams and the organizer. The slot decided by the toss of the coin is final. The final will not be scheduled on any other day other than the day published unless it is washed out or it is affected by 14j.

n. No form of sledging will be allowed. The fielding team is free to encourage its team members. Any of that should not include any comments related to the batsman. For every instance of a fielding team making comments on a batsman, the team will be penalized with a free hit and one run offered to the batting team. If the batting team in the pavilion sledges a player from the fielding team with comments related to the fielders, the batting team will be penalized with 1 run deducted from the score and will have one less ball to play for every such instance.

o. At the end of the match, umpires are required to hand over the counter and un-used or used match balls to the teams before leaving the ground.

p. The maximum number of overs allowed by a bowler are 4.

15. Tournament Information

 

  1. There will be three tournaments per year.
  2. The Spring tournament will have two different groups for the top teams (Divn 1) and the bottom teams (Divn 2). These two groups will play within themselves for their own trophies. The difference would be that Divn 2 will not get individual trophies for the winners and the runners up. Their trophies also will be smaller as compared to the trophy for the Divn 1 teams. Newspaper reports will be published for Divn1 and Divn 2 finals. Top 2 teams of Divn 2 at the end of first round will move to Divn 1 and bottom 2 teams of Divn 1 at the end of first round will move to Divn 2 for the Fall tournament. Non Annual members will be required to pay $ 40 additional for the additional expenses of trophies and expenses of the final.
  3. The Fall tournament will have two different groups for the top teams (Divn 1) and the bottom teams (Divn 2). Teams will play within the Divn. Top teams ( Number TBD based on number of participating teams ) of Divn 1 and Top (Number TBD based on number of participating teams )  of Divn 2 will qualify for the Playoffs and teams will play for a common trophy.
  4. There will be no divisions in the Winter tournament. All teams will be in a combined group and bottom teams will get to play top teams based on the group that they are in.

Winter 2016 tournament related information

The tournament starts from 11/12/2016

 

16. Matzke Park usage rule

The following will be implemented for teams found playing on main pitch on weekdays

Annual Members

1)    If found playing on the main pitch during the first round a tournament by any TCC ECC member, Team will be suspended from the tournament. All of their remaining matches will be treated as forfeited.

2)    If found playing on the main pitch during the playoff matches of a tournament by any TCC ECC member, Team will be suspended from the next tournament. If they are qualified to play in the playoff matches, their matches will be treated as forfeited.

 

Non Annual Members

1)    If found playing on the main pitch during the first round a tournament by any TCC ECC member, Team will be suspended from the tournament. There will be no refund of the fees. All of their remaining matches will be treated as forfeited.

2)    If found playing on the main pitch during the playoff matches of a tournament by any TCC ECC member, Team will not be allowed to participate in the next tournament. There will be no refund of the fees in the current tournament. If they are qualified to play in the playoff matches, their matches will be treated as forfeited.

 

Why is TCC doing this?

1)    TCC is allowed to use the main pitch only on weekends.

2)    If cricket teams related to TCC are found playing on the main pitch on weekdays, TCC will lose the ground, depriving TCC of a home ground and also depriving other teams of TCC Taped Ball cricket an opportunity to play Taped Ball cricket.

3)    Instead of the larger group getting affected due to some teams, teams not following the requests will be paying the price instead.

 

17. Batting End for Taped Ball tournament

Matzke Park

At Matzke Park, Taped Ball tournament is allowed to use only the Batting end in which the Batsman faces Grant Road. The other end is used by Hard ball tournament and is not available for Taped Ball tournament.

For any reason, if the game cannot be played because batting from the end where Batsman faces Grant Road is not possible, please treat it as unplayable condition and abandon the match.

Playing from the opposite end is not an option. The only exception to this will be for play-off games for which state of the ground has to be sent to the organizers via a picture and the organizers will decide if the teams can be granted an exception.

 

HCL – E

At HCL-E, the Batting end will be the one which is near the Parking lot.

Due to rain or any other conditions, if the batting cannot be done from the end which is near the Parking lot, the other end can be used for Batting.

HCL – W

At HCL-W, the Batting end will be the one which is near the Parking lot.

Due to rain or any other conditions, if the batting cannot be done from the end which is near the Parking lot, the other end can be used for Batting.

18. Boundary and 30 yards measurement

All teams will be provided a measuring tape. Home teams will be using the tape to mark the 30 yards circle and the boundaries. If the teams lose the tape, they will be given a new tape with a penalty of $25.

The boundaries will be marked at 195 feet. For boundaries use flags. Take the tape 195 ft. from the middle stump of the batting end and proceed towards square leg. From there move towards point with 195 ft. measurement. Do the same from the middle stump of the bowling end. Then join the two semi circles.

The 30 yards will be marked at 90 feet. Follow the same process of measurement as the boundary for the 30 yard circle. The measurement will be 90 feet in this case. For 30 yards circle, use saucer cones.

All teams are required to use flags only for the boundaries and saucer cones for the boundaries. The teams of the second and third games will not redo the boundaries and the 30 yards circle. They will just exchange the boundary flags and the cones with the home team of the previous match. The home team of the first match is required to setup the ground using the measuring tape. Away team has the option to refuse to start the game if the measurement is not done by a tape and any loss of time due to this will result in loss of overs for the home team.

 

 

The details of the measurement for 30 yard circle and boundary are in the picture below

Ground Measurement for New Matzke Park ( E )

Straight boundaries will be the trees or benches before the roads on either side

Leg side boundary is the ditch before the nets when it has rained. If not, boundary can be extended to before the nets. This is to as agreed between the playing teams.

Offside boundary needs to be before the trees which are very near to the road

30 year circle measurement will continue to be as it is in the other ground.

Always batsman should face Grant Road

19. ZERO LIABILITY

a. The organizers “Triggers Cricket League” are NOT LIABLE for any injuries sustained, any things broken and/or lost during the course of the Tournament.