2012 ConAgra Cup Heavy Tennis Ball
AS a human Nature we are bound to do mistakes so we humbly request teams to please forgive us for any wrong doings and play in the real spirit of the game. Our main idea behind organizing this tournament is to have affordable cricket and to have fun for everyone. so teams please restraint yourself and avoid any conflict during the course of the game.
At any course of the game Umpires Decision will be Finals, no arguments will be tolerated. If any misbehavior or situation goes out of control SPC committee decision will be considered as final.
If you have any confusion regarding the rule please contact the SPC Members before the start of the game.
Player Sex Rule
Both Men and Women are encouraged to participate in this tournament.
The teams should be present at the ground 15 minutes prior to the game. In case of delay by the teams there will be a penalty for 2 over’s cut for every 5 minutes after the initial 10 minutes have been passed from the start time. Umpires will strictly enforce rules on late arrival.
Umpiring decisions will be final. No Questions.SPC will try to provide neutral umpires neutral umpires/Organizing Committee for all games as per the availability. The umpires will enforce timelines.
NO Ball Rule
If the ball pitches and goes over the wickets irrespective of offside and leg side (behind the player) it is not a wide. This is a guideline for the umpire to help make a decision. Umpire’s decision is Final.
Full toss below the wicket height is NOT a NO-BALL. This is a guideline for the umpire to help make a decision. Umpire’s decision is Final.
Full toss below the wicket height and pitches behind the wicket on offside is not a wide. This is a guideline for the umpire to help make a decision. Umpire’s decision is Final.
Full toss below the wicket height and pitches behind the wicket on leg side is a wide. This is a guideline for the umpire to help make a decision. Umpire’s decision is Final.
Full toss above the waist height is a NO-BALL. This is a guideline for the umpire to help make a decision. Umpire’s decision is Final.
One bouncer is allowed per over. A bouncer is a ball that bounces above the shoulder. The second such ball in an over will be called a no ball.
Any ball (First or subsequent) which goes above the head is a no Ball.
Foot no balls will be called only for over stepping and side-stepping within the 8 feet of the pitch.
There is no no-ball if the ball is delivered from behind the stumps. Some part of the foot has to be behind the front crease and within the side crease.
Any ball that lands outside the pitch or on grass and goes past the batsman will be considered a WIDE and NOT A DEAD BALL.
If there is talking from the fielders while the bowler starts the run up, the umpire will give one warning to the opposition captain. Next infraction can be called a no ball at umpire’s discretion.
Caught behind decisions can be asked to umpires. It is their discretion to give the decision.
Run out decisions in the strikers end is made by the leg umpire and decisions in the bowlers end is made by the straight umpire. Again umpire’s decision is absolutely final. Benefit of doubt will go to the batsmen in case of a close call. This is a guideline for the umpire.
If there is a concern, only the captain will be authorized to talk to the umpire.
If there is a physical fight, then the team(s) involved will be expelled immediately from the tournament.
Any Conflict or Unexpected Scenarios
Any unexpected scenarios from the game resulting in the conflict between the teams shall be resolved only after the game is completed by the Umpiring Committee in conjunction with the SPC Organizing Committee.
Round Robin, Super 10, Super Six & Quarter Finals will be of 12 overs. Semi Finals & Finals will be of 16 overs.
A bowler can bowl maximum 3 over’s in a game for Round Robin, Super 10, Super Six & Quarter Finals.
A bowler can bowl maximum 4 over’s in Semi Finals & Finals.
Each win will be given 3 points. If the game is washed out, teams will take 1 point each.
There is no rule of bonus points in the tournament.
Match washed out due to rain
If the match is washed out due to rain then 1 point will be divided between the teams. If there are more than 4 matches got washed out due to rain on a particular day then the tournament games will be postpone to next playing day. The decision taken by the SPC tournament committee will be considered as final.
All games (Round robin, Super 10, Super 6, Quarter Final, Semi-Final & Final) will have a super-over in case of a tie. Each team will designate one person to bowl and 3 batsmen to bat to play out the super over. Toss will decide if game is tied even after that.
Net Run Rate (NRR)
Net Run Rate will be used to decide the Winners in each Pool (Round robin, Super 10, Super 6, Quarter Final, Semi-Final & Final); if there is a tie on points. Run Rate will be straight forward.
Runs For/Overs Played – Runs Against / Overs Bowled
If a team gets bowled out before the innings overs are bowled, the full quota of overs will be counted against them.
Super10 Best Loser will consider from the Super 10 games only.
Super6 Best Loser will consider from the Super 6 games only.
Power Play for Round Robin / Super10 / Super Six
First Three over’s will be batting power play compulsory and only two fielders will be outside the inner circle.
Bowling power play will be of two over’s and only three fielders will be outside the inner circle. A bowling power play can be taken any time by bowling team and if they forget to take it then the last 2 overs will be considered as bowling power play.
Power Play for Semis & Finals
First four over’s will be batting power play compulsory and only two fielders will be outside the inner circle. Bowling power play will be of two over’s and only three fielders will be outside the inner circle.
Please refer the table below for clear understanding of Power Play:
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Mandatory Power Play at the start of innings
Bowling Power play
Total Power play
Round Robin/Super 10/ Super Six & Quarter Finals
Regarding Borrowed Player from other playing team in the tournament
NO Borrowed Player from other team will be allowed playing in the tournament. IF captains & umpires fail to do so & realized after the game is over. The game will be considered valid with the result whether the team wins or lost.
Addition of players in Rosters list
The Rosters size will be of 16 players. However in case of unavoidable circumstances you can add players to your rosters list during the course of the tournament. But that particular player should not have played from any other teams in the tournament. Also the Winner and Runners up Medals will be given to 16 players only.
The umpires/captains have to agree for a substitute to be on the field.
A team can have a maximum of two substitutes in a game. Substitutes cannot bowl or bat. They can field and can be a runner, provided the umpires approve it.
If a batsman is tired, that is by itself not a reason to have a sub runner. As always a sub can be allowed if both captains agree.
All 11 players must be present from each team prior to the start of the game.
Both the captains and umpires must agree to allow any player into the game if that player is not present prior to the start of the game.
Substitutes can be used by any team to fill in the slots if they are short of players prior to the start of the game itself.
At any given time, there has to be at least 4 players excluding keeper and bowler inside the circle. There is no limit on how many players on each side of the wicket.
Free Hit after a foot-fault no ball, the delivery following a no ball called for a foot fault shall be a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. If the delivery for the free hit is not a legitimate delivery (any kind of no ball or a wide ball) then the next delivery will become a free hit for whichever batsman is facing it. For any free hit, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a no ball, even if the delivery for the free hit is called wide ball. Field changes are not permitted for free hit deliveries unless there is a change of striker. If the umpire notices a change in fielding position that ball will be a no- ball followed by a free-hit. On Free hit delivery even if the batsman get out he is considered as not out.
Each team captain will maintain their batting scorecard. At the end of each over the both the teams would check the score with the umpire. Any disputes have to be resolved there in before the next over is bowled.
All statistics including batsman score and bowling aggregates (total wickets taken, overs bowled, runs given) should be recorded in the score sheet to ensure proper statistics can be taken. Failure to do so will result in the loss of those players consideration for the Best Bowler/Best Batsman and Best All-Rounder Trophies.
After each match, the scorecards will be submitted to the Organizing Committee (Score sheets & Statistics) either scanned (take a cell phone photo and email) or in paper. This is an absolute must to ensure statistics are up to date. Failure to submit score cards could result in 2 points being deducted from their tally.
Borrowed Player Scores & Wickets will not be considered.
It is the responsibility of the captains to submit their respective batting score cards and the match result to the Working committee.
Standard blank scoring sheets will be provided to all captains.
First Aid Kit
Every team has to carry a first aid kit (available at Walgreens/Wal-Mart/CVS Pharmacy or other similar stores) with them at all times.
Each team must be in their team T-shirts or a common colour t-shirts which is easy to recognize the team.
Players will be required to wear only their designated colour t-shirts.
Players shall, at all times, conduct play within the spirit of the game as well as within the SPC OPL rules and Captains are responsible, at all times, for ensuring that this is adhered to.
Every innings will have to play with a new ball.
Players are not supposed to have water bottles on the field. It’s up to the fielding team captain to see their players don’t have any kind of bottles or other things on the field around their players. & please dispose the bottles in the garbage after the usage.
Each captain should bring stumps & Bats & the Passion to win the 2012 ConAgra Cup.
Regular cricketing rules apply for extras.
Batsman can run for Byes & Leg byes but there is no LBW
Physical Players-Fights & Conflicts Resolution
The captains are requested to exchange the list of playing eleven before the toss.
Captains shall advise members of their respective teams that the Umpires’ decision is final and binding in regards to the playing of the game. Any individual acting in an ungentle manly or un-sportsmanlike manner or using profanity shall not be tolerated by the Umpires nor should it be tolerated by the team to which that individual belongs. Disciplinary action shall be taken by the team itself against the offending player. In the event the team fails to take such action against the player, the SPC Organizing Committee may impose sanctions against the player of the team or both the player and team, at the SPC Organizing Committee‘s discretion.
If at any point of the game on/off the field if there is a fight between the players of any team during the game, those teams/players will be warned there itself for the first time. Captains need to ensure their teams/players do not get into any sort of arguments or fights with the other teams/players. Failure to do so and incase of a second fight in the same game/tournament the players will be expelled from the game immediately by the umpire(s) and the team will have to play with the remaining players itself. Those players will not be allowed to play in any other games in the tournament also. If any teams fails to comply with it, the team will be automatically expelled in case of a fight for the second time with the same player involved and further action in the league/tournament is at the SPC Organizing Committee‘s discretion.
If a specific team has given any walkover to other team then the run-rate will be considered as 0 for both the teams or SPC committee will decide.
SPC is not responsible in case of dead or injury to any player playing in the cricket matches. Every single player is playing on their own risk without putting any claims on SPC, Sponsors & Families.
It is the responsibility of the players/captains to contact one of the organizing committee members for a copy of the waiver that you automatically signed and agreed to when you played in this 2012 ConAgra cup matches.
It is the captain responsibility to adhere to this rule and raise a flag to opposite team captain for any discrepancy. Further any problem in this rule shall be addressed by the two side captains on the ground itself. Once the match is completed the match will be considered as valid.
Remember one more time; the idea here is to have CRICKET FUN & Entertainment.