TOURNAMENT RULES

1. All teams are required to arrive at the grounds by 8.30 a.m. on the 10th July 2016 and report to their respective Managers at their School Marquees.

2. At 8.45 a.m. all the Team Managers have to meet the Cricket Chairman together with the Umpires/Match Referees for the briefing at the ‘Cricket Secretariat’.

3. At 9.15 a.m. all the Players/Managers/Scorers/ must report to the Match Referee and the ground Co-ordinator at their allocated grounds. All Players will be 'VERIFIED' prior to the start and then if required any time during the tournament.

4. Only 7 players from the list of players submitted prior to the Tournament are allowed to play in any game of cricket. If due to circumstances the required full team of 7 players cannot found, then the OBA will be asked to form a team with minimum 5 players.

5. Number of overs: 5 overs per side. However, due to adverse weather or other circumstances, a reduction of the number of overs, (each side must play a minimum of 3 overs) may be required. The final decision on the number of overs for each stage of the tournament, any changes to the order of play and the allocations of grounds will rest with the Chairman, Cricket Sub-Committee. For each stage of the tournament reduced overs shall apply to all matches of that stage.

6. All Players must wear white clothing. It is the responsibility of each OBAs to enforce that all players wear necessary protective gear. The FOC will not be held liable in the event of any injury.

7. Delay to the starting time of a match will result in a team losing overs of their batting innings. Up to 10 minutes grace is allowed. Then there will be a reduction of
One batting over from 10 minutes up to 15 minutes delay;
Two batting overs from 16 minutes up to 20 minutes delay and
After 20 min the match will be abandoned (each side must play a minimum of 3 overs).

If one team is ready with minimum 5 players, at the starting time and the other team is late, then the late comers will lose batting over/s as above. After 20 minutes the match will be abandoned. Team that is ready with minimum 5 players will be declared winners and the no-show side shall be declared the losers.

If both teams are late at the starting time but one team arrive earlier, (before time limit of 20 minutes). The team that is ready to play with the minimum 5 players will benefit. Later arrival will lose batting overs.
If both teams are late more than 20 minutes the match will be abandoned. Both teams will be declared losers and will get Zero points.

8. Before the start of any game the two participating OBA teams shall provide two Scorers, one per team. All scoring shall be finalised at the end of each match.

9. All Players are expected to take established fielding positions in the cricket field. The wicket-keeper shall wear pads and gloves and shall stand close to the wickets (not near the boundary line). Umpires have the authority to stop any abuse of this rule.

In a match, a player can bowl one over but no more. His run up shall be limited to 10 yards. In the event of an injury to a bowler the respective Captain can nominate another player, who has not yet bowled to complete the over. In the event of a disqualification of a bowler the fielding side forfeit 6 runs/ball of the uncompleted over.

10. TWO RUNS will be awarded for a WIDE BALL and an EXTRA BALL shall be bowled. Any other runs scored will be counted towards the total.

TWO RUNS will be awarded for a NO BALL and an EXTRA BALL shall be bowled. Any other runs scored will be counted towards the total. Underarm bowling is a NO BALL. Underarm bowling is not allowed and the bowler may be disqualified at the discretion of the umpire.

The winner of a match will be declared based on the total number of runs scored. For incomplete matches the winner will be declared based on the total number of runs scored at the end of the third over. In the event of a Tie, the winner will be chosen by a toss of a coin, in the presence of the Umpire/s and or the Match Referee. The winner will receive 2 points and the looser zero points. This rule will be applied to matches abandoned due to weather or any other situation. However, in the absence of a clear winner for the PLATE and/or the CUP Championship finals, both teams will share the Trophies.

If during the Qualifying round/s (or Round Robin stage/s) two teams get the same number of winning points, then they will be separated by a toss of coin. If three or more gets the same number of winning points, then they will be separated by a draw. The toss or the draw will be undertaken by a person nominated by the Cricket Sub-Committee.

Any unforeseen or novel circumstance, or dispute not covered by these rules, prior to or during the FoC event occur, such should be reported to the Chairman, Cricket Sub Committee. His decision will be Final. (Note: A verdict could be given after the event).

On the day of the tournament any dispute relating totally to a particular match will be dealt with by the Umpires (along with the Ground Match Referee if available). Their decision will be Final. (They may consult the Chairman of the Cricket Sub Committee)

Any dispute after the tournament should be reported to the Chairman of the Cricket and his decision once taken will be Final.

Please RESPECT and ACCEPT the Umpires and their decisions will be Final.

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