League Rules

BCA Cricket League

                       (Est 2014)

PLAYING CONDITIONS FOR BCA CRICKET LEAGUE COMPETITIONS

Authority

• These Rules for Competitions are as approved by the BCA Cricket League.

• A team registering to enter  Competition conducted by the BCA Cricket League automatically agrees to comply with these rules.
Once the participating team has paid the fees and played any of the league games,is not eligible for any refund of the league fees.if 
 any of the team opts to withdraw their team from the league.whatsoever the reason remains.

• Playing conditions unless noted otherwise are for Season 2018/2019 onwards .Additional rules or changes made are informed during every subsequent league.

THE LAWS OF CRICKET

• Except as varied here under in these Rules, all matches shall be played in accordance with the current Laws of Cricket,

ICC Code of Conduct & ICC Playing Regulations referenced around the ODI & T20 Formats

COMPETITION FORMAT

Matches (25 over) Leagues

* Each team to play each other once.

 League fees - Any teams who fail to pay their league fees or fail to fulfill  their promise to pay on time as agreed before the start of the league , their games will not be scheduled any further and strict again will be taken against them. Such teams will have restrictions on entering any Bca facilities and also their players will not be allwed to play in any other clubs/teams playing cricket at BCA cricket ground & Bca sports complex.

 

 PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

Registration.

All players must be registered with the BCA League before they may be permitted to play in any BCA League Competition. No player shall play for more than one Club during the course of a given season.  Any team breaching this condition, wittingly or un-wittingly, shall forfeit all match points  earned in that and subsequent matches in which that person plays.

Residency Status.

All players in any BCA League competition are expected to be working,studying or living in Thailand with the understanding that their presence in Thailand is not solely directly related to cricket or a short term holiday / vacation. No player shall be bought over from outside of Thailand with the main intention to play within the league. Any team breaching this condition, wittingly or un-wittingly, shall forfeit all points  earned in that and subsequent matches in which that person plays.

A player must have been in Thailand for a period of 1 WEEK prior to his first game being played. Any exception must be notified to the present BCA Cricket League organizing committee in writing before this player plays his first game.

Team captains must abide by the spirit of this Rule.

• In the case of a match Abandoned or Cancelled, the team lists must be submitted to the Statistician or Umpires

immediately following the scheduled match in order to have their players recorded.

•All players must play at least 2 league games before QF and  3 games (3 league games or 2 League games+1 Quarter or Elimination Finals) before eligible to play Semis or Grand Final. Special permission depends on  BCA management and can be given only to registered players/members of Clubs/Teams.

 

 MATCH SCHEDULES AND TIMINGS

Matches may be played on Sundays or Public Holidays  if Teams available at the BCA Ground. Fixture dates will be drafted under the direction of the present BCA League coordinator. Full match schedules will be shown on the current BCA League

Website. (www.bcacricketleague.com)

Format – 25 Over Games

 

• When a single game is played in one day at any ground, the match must start at 8.30 am. If another start time is required, both teams must inform the present BCA League Coordinator or the start time is as shown on the BCA league website Schedule.

• When two games are to be played, the following timings are required with a 15 minute innings break.

_ Game (1) (1st Innings) -    8.30 am – 10.20 am

_ Game (1) (2nd Innings) - 10.35 am – 12.25 pm

_ Game (2) (1st Innings) -   12.45 pm – 2.35 pm

_ Game (2) (2nd Innings) -   2.50 pm – 4.40 pm

• In order to ensure no delays in timings, the following will be implemented into the 25 over competition.

_Bowling from one end will be done in sets of 5 overs for both innings. The fielding team to

choose which end the first set will commence from.

• One Drinks break (3 minutes) will be taken after 15 overs (in the ground).

• Teams are expected to be ready for play at the scheduled time, this means having five (5) players or more available to take the field at the scheduled time.

Penalties for Slow Over Rates

• Each side is expected to have completed their 25 overs within 110 minutes. In the event of them failing to do so, the

full quota of overs will be completed, and the batting side will be credited with 10  penalty runs for each over that has

not been bowled prior to the 110 minute duration. This will apply to both inning of the match.

• If the side batting second is credited with penalty runs in this way and this consequently takes their score past that of the side batting first, then the match will be deemed to be won by the side batting second.

 All penalties in this regard will be imposed immediately the ball first becomes dead after the scheduled or re-scheduled cessation time for the innings. If the innings ends before the scheduled or rescheduled cut-off time, no over-rate penalty will apply

• The umpire at the bowler’s end will inform the fielding captain, the batsman and his fellow umpire ( if any) of any time allowances as and when they arise. This matter will not be subject to retrospective negotiation and is the umpires sole responsibility.

 

Delay Due to Late Arrival

• In any 25 over match, if a team with five or more players is ready to take the field at the designated time and the other side is not, the game will be played however the team causing the delay will be penalized the following amount of overs when they have to bat   (Umpires will finalize )

_ Each 5 minute delay – 1 over will be deducted from their innings or penalized 6 runs per over delay . Max 45 mins / 10 overs 

_ Further delay – team not ready to take the field will forfeit the game.

_ An acceptable period of time should be allowed before the above takes in affect and that period will be finalized by Umpires.

- In any case once the number of overs to be played by both team are agreed or decided by umpires,there after if any of both team does not completes its overs in given 
or allotted time,then that team will be penalized by umpires by deducting runs from their total runs.

DELAYED OF INTERRUPTED MATCHES

 

General

The object is to re-arrange the number of overs such that each team is able to bowl the same number per innings

Delay or Interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting First

If due to weather and ground conditions at the scheduled match venue, the number of overs of the team batting first must be reduced, by the following limitations. Team batting second shall face the same amount of overs as did the team batting first.

 

Matches  (25 overs)

Normal start time’s 8.30 am & 12:45 pm

Break 15 minutes between innings (this can be shortened at the request of both teams and umpires)

Start delayed by 15+ mins play 23 overs

Start delayed by 30 mins play 22 overs

Start delayed by 45 mins play 20 overs

Start delayed by 60 mins play 18 overs

Start delayed by 90 mins. play 15 overs

Start delayed by 120 mins. play 10 overs

Additional delay – cancel the match – match can be possibly re-scheduled if ground availability allows at a future date. If this cannot be possible, the game will be declared a “no result” and match points shared.

The 120 minutes waiting period must be adhered to however if in the view of the umpires and ground management, the game cannot be started, the game can be re-scheduled if ground availability allows in the future.

NB: Once a single ball is bowled, the game is then declared started and then if after that the game then WILL NOT be re-scheduled.

Delay or Interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting Second

If the team batting second has not had the opportunity to complete the agreed number of overs, and has neither been all out, nor has passed the score, the following shall apply;

_ The result shall be decided on the D/L method (minimum 8 overs). 
 We will be using D/L method calculator from   ( www.boltoncricket.co.uk/DL.calc.html )

In the event of the team batting first being all out in less than their full quota of overs, the calculation of their run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which they were entitled and not the number of overs in which they were dismissed.

In a rain interrupted match, or a match interrupted through any other cause, it should be noted that the important figure is the target score which in effect, is set up by Umpires when they decide on the number of overs remaining.

The side batting second then has available to it the number of overs nominated by the Umpires, in which to achieve that target.

If the Second Innings is Delayed or Interrupted - Clarification

If the team batting second has not had the opportunity to complete the agreed number of overs, and has neither been all out, nor passed the score, the following shall apply:

The result shall be decided on the D/L method (minimum 8 overs).

If due to a suspension of play, the number of overs in the innings of the team batting second has to be revised, their target score(total which the team batting second must exceed to win) shall be calculated by D/L calculator using  www.boltoncricket.co.uk/DL.calc.html  

In the event of the team batting first being all out in less than their full quota of overs, the calculation of their  run rate shall be based on the full quota of over to which they were entitled and not the number of overs in which they were dismissed.

In an interrupted match it should be noted that the important figure is the target score which in effect, is set by the Umpires when they decide on the number of overs remaining. The side batting second then has available to it the number of overs nominated by the Umpires, in which to achieve that target.

  

Walkover or Forfeited Matches.

A team unable to take the field for a scheduled match due to a shortage of players or for any reason, will forfeit their match and a “Walk-over” win will be awarded to their opposition. A min. of 5 players constitute a team ready to play.

A team that forfeits 1 or more matches in the season will then come under consideration by the BCA Cricket League to see if further acceptance in future BCA Cricket  League seasons be allowed.

 

BCA CRICKET LEAGUE - PLAYING CONDITIONS

 

The Toss.

In accordance with tradition, the home team captain shall toss and the away team captain shall call for choice of innings. For this purpose the team named first in the fixtures list shall be considered the home team. The Umpire does not need to accompany the Captains and supervise the toss. It is preferred though teams should not wait for the umpire to be present to do the coin toss at the scheduled time. Captains should be in proper attire for the toss. Both the teams must have seven players ready to take the field when the toss is done. Once the toss is done, the toss winning captain has to tell his decision immediate after the toss to umpires and opposition captain. Once the decision is made, it can’t be changed.

 

Match Balls.

Match balls to be used as supplied by the BCA League. New ball for each innings.

In the event of a ball becoming wet and soggy as a result of surface water on the ground, or a ball becoming significantly discolored and in the opinion of the Umpires, unfit for play, the ball may be replaced with a ball that has had a similar amount of wear provided it is not out of shape. Teams must have a supply of extra match balls at each game.

Either batsman may raise the matter with Umpires, and the Umpires decision as to the replacement or otherwise will be final.

The Umpire shall retain possession of the match ball (s) throughout the duration of the match when play is not actually taking place.

 

Attire.

All players are requested to be suitably attired for all games.

_ White cricket shirt and white cricket pants are requested.(if red balls used)

_ Full colored clothing is not allowed however a low % of shirt and pants may include team’s colors which should be approved prior to the season by the BCA Cricket League. Coloured attire is allowed only when we use white cricket balls.However we will appreciate use of coloured battig pads as well.

_ No spiked footwear should be worn on any artificial playing surface. Metal spikes and Rubber detachable spikes are not allowed on any artificial playing surface.

_ All players  must wear a helmet when batting and wicket keeping and shall not be allowed to be a fielder within 6 meters in front of the batsman.

 Injuries during play - Bca cricket does not take responsibility of any injuries/death etc. caused during the games being played at the playing venue. Players must carry their own insurance covering injuries/serious injuries or loss of life.

Umpires.

The BCA Cricket League will endeavor to supply at least one umpire per game throughout the season.

If no umpire is present, both teams should supply umpires who should be competent and umpire within the spirit of the game and with a view of being neutral towards both teams.

 

Man of Match Awards

A Man of the Match award will be given to a player at the end of each match. This decision will be made by the umpires present at the game however the umpires may consult captains for opinions if they wish.

 

Scoring.

It is the responsibility of each team Captain to provide a scorer who is cognizant of the fundamentals of cricket. At the end of each innings the captains and umpires are to check, agree and sign the score books.

A final score including runs scored and wickets lost must be agreed on and signed off.

Teams must sign and email their score summary sheets (i.e. both teams) to the present BCA Cricket League Statistician within 5 days following each match. Failure to do so will result in a deduction of 1 points from the league table.

 

 

RESULTS AND LEAGUE POINTS

 

General:

A result can only be achieved in each match if both teams have batted for at least 10 overs, unless one team has been all out in less than 10 overs or unless the team batting second scores enough runs to win in less than 10 overs. All games in which one or both teams have not had the opportunity of batting for a minimum of 10 overs, shall be deemed a No Result and points allocated accordingly.

Points System

• Win = 2 points

• Draw / Tie =1 point each.

• No Result = 1 point.

• Abandoned /Cancelled Match = 1 point.

 

 

Preliminary Rounds.

At the conclusion of preliminary rounds of matches , placing for teams entering into finals will be determined as follows

• Team with the highest league points will be placed at the number 1 spot in the table and table position determined as such.

Where teams finish with equal points, the following will determine placings.
• Team with the best Net Run Rate will be deemed the higher placed team
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 if the points and net run rate is equal, Team who won the preliminary game with the team level with points shall be deemed at the higher position on the league table.

  • Net Run Rate defined as the below and noted be % on the Points Table.  


Finals Rounds.

Team placed #1 will play against Team placed #2 in Quarter Finals,of which winner will play in Grand Final and looser will play in Semi Final.

Teams placed #3 and #4 will play a Elimination Finals, of which the winner will play in the Semi Final. Loser is eliminated.

Team winning the Quarter Finals will play against the winner of Semi Final in Grand Final.

Team winning in Grand Final will be deemed as the "Champions" of BCA Cricket League for that season.

 

Finals Matches (Results)

 Grand Final - if no result or a tie is determined in this game, the team having the higher position in the league table at the end of the preliminary games will be declared the winner.

The Duck worth-Lewis method will be used if required to determine a result in the Grand Final. A reserve day will be set aside for the Grand Final if the original scheduled date cannot be started.

• Semi-Final - if no result or a tie is determined in this game, the team having the higher position in the league table at the end of the preliminary games will be declared the winner.

The Duck worth-Lewis method will be used if required to determine a result in the Semi-Final. No reserve day will be set aside for the Semi Final.

 

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                   SPECIFIC GROUND REGULATIONS

• After each game, please ensure that the area around the pavilion and ground is cleaned of all rubbish and drink containers used throughout the game. PLEASE KEEP THIS FACILITY TIDY.

• Please do not remove any furniture (tables and seating, cleaning and marking equipment) that has been supplied by BCA League. This is there for all teams to use and MUST be stored back in an orderly manner into the pavilion at the end of each game.

• Please respect other team’s property and equipment if stored at the Cricket ground pavilion

• Please ensure the change rooms, bathrooms and showers are kept clean and tidy.

 

                BCA  “HOUSE” REGULATIONS AND RULES

 

Artificial Playing Surfaces

The following will apply to all league games being played on an artificial surface.

• No spiked footwear should be worn on any artificial playing surface. Metal spikes and Rubber detachable spikes are not allowed on any artificial playing surface

• When a ball is bowled and it is pitched off the artificial playing strip, umpire shall call a “NO BALL”and that ball continues to be in play. Any runs scored off the bat or as byes etc shall count.

• When a ball is bowled and it is pitched on the edge of the artificial playing strip which in turn causes the ball to deviate erratically, umpire shall call a “NO BALL” and that ball continues to be in play. Any runs scored off the bat or as byes etc. shall count.

• A NO BALL called as shall incur a penalty of a FREE HIT.

• When a ball is thrown by a fielder and it hits the edge of the artificial playing surface which causes the ball to deviate erratically, the ball is still live and play continues as normal.

 

Boundary and Boundary Markers

When a rope or a line is being used, that line or rope will be the boundary.

 

The Ball – Mode of Delivery – No Ball

The Umpire at the bowler’s end shall call and signal “No Ball” if a ball which the Umpire considers to have been delivered:

• bounces MORE than once prior to reaching the batting crease.

• rolls along the ground

• comes to rest before it reaches the striker or if not otherwise played by the striker before it reaches the popping crease. If the ball comes to rest in such circumstances, the Umpire will call “No Ball”.

• Delivered underarm

 

Additional Calls of No Ball

• High, Full-pitched Bowling - A high, full-pitched ball shall be defined as a ball that passes, or would have passed, on the full above waist height of a batsman standing upright at the crease. Should a bowler bowl a high full pitched ball, the non-strikers end Umpire shall call and signal “No Ball”. This rule applies to either a fast or slow ball.

• Additional Calls of No Ball shall apply to the below but not limited to

o Fair Delivery – The Arm

o Fair Delivery – The Feet

o Bowler Breaking the wicket in delivering the ball.

• Short-pitched Bowling - One short pitched ball is allowed per over. A short pitch ball shall be determined as a ball that is above shoulder height but below head height in his normal batting stance. If the ball is deemed to be higher than the batsman’s head, then it WILL be called a "No Ball".

• Any further balls that bounce above shoulder height of the batsman in his normal batting stance shall be called "No Ball".

 

o Infringement of other Laws

o Law 40.3 - Position of wicket-keeper

Law 41.5 - Limitation of on side fielders & fielders inside/outside the inner circle.

Law 41.6 - Fielders not to encroach on pitch

Law 42.6 - Dangerous and unfair bowling

Law 42.7 - Dangerous and unfair bowling - action by the umpire

Law 42.8 - Deliberate bowling of high full pitched balls

ALL NO BALLS OF ALL KIND WILL NOW INCUR A PENALTY OF A “FREE HIT” TO THE BATTING SIDE..

 

Wide Bowling.

Umpires are instructed to apply very consistent interpretation in regards to this Law in order to prevent negative bowling wide of the wicket.

Any offside or leg side delivery which in the opinion of the Umpire does not give the batsman a reasonable opportunity to score

shall be called a “Wide”.

As a guide , refer to the below:

• LEG-SIDE: A ball which pitches outside the line of the leg-side danger area indicator (a line drawn 30 cm from the middle stump) and continues to move down the legside, as a guide, should be called a wide in additional to the above.

• OFF-SIDE: A ball which passes the batsman outside the line of the off-side maker (a line drawn 75 cm from the off Stump), as a guide, should be called a wide.

 

Overs being Bowled.

No player will bowl more than 5 overs in an innings or 20% of the total overs allocated in the innings which ever is the greatest..

 

Fielding Restrictions

The following will apply to all league games:

• Only a maximum of 2 fielders are allowed to be outside the 30 yard circle for the

 first 8 overs or 30% of the allocated overs for that match.

• From overs 9 through 20 inclusive, only a max of 4 fielders are allowed to be outside

 the 30 yard circle.

• From overs 21 thru 25 inclusive, only a max of 5 fielders are allowed to be outside

 the 30 yard circle.

• In the case of the overs being adjusted for a game, the umpires will be the sole adjudicators  of   rearranging the number of overs to come in line with the above fielding restrictions.

• There will be NO REQUIREMENTS for compulsory “close in” fielders or fielders

 in “catching positions” for any amount of overs

• At the instant of delivery, there may not be more than 5 fielders on the leg side.

• If batter or non-striker, despite being warned takes run while running on the pitch will be penalized with 5 runs.

Players Behavior.

With the support of Team Captains and players, we would like to  keep the highest standards of conduct on the field of play and enjoy  good cricket.

• Umpires will be authorized to give "Yellow card " Or "Red card" to the players using foul/abusive language to player or umpires,  or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute. (Punishment will be printed later after discussion).

 * Please read the Code of Conducts for teams ( Captains and players), ignorant behaviour  or abusive  language towards opponents or umpires would not be tolerated from the players fielding in or sitting  out of field and after warnings- if it still continues, such player/ captain will be banned for 1 game ( after consulting both Captains ,officials and umpires).

Bca is a private cricket facility with its own set of rules  the right of admission is reserved.
Important Note - Bca is a sport venue where players from different faith come to enjoy cricket .Religious ,commual and regional slogans which can disturb or threaten cricketers from other religions/faith/country  is not allowed. It can result in banning the clubs or teams.

"Lets enjoy this game of cricket together and share the happiness as part of BCA family".