Team owners and directors finalise the T10 rules as the preparations on track to welcome the inaugural T10 games at Sharjah Stadium on December 14….reports Asian Lite News
Rules of play for the first ever T10 Cricket League scheduled to start on December 14 at the Sharjah Stadium have been finalized during the Team Owners’ (and Directors) Meeting held recently at Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai.
Opening Ceremony will begin at 1800 hours. The first game will witness Bengal Tigers clashing with Kerala Kings. The second match is in between Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons.
Under these rules player replacement is allowable only for a player who is unavailable for the entire league due to unavoidable reasons. The replacement player can be selected from the list of unpicked players at the draft, either from the same category or from the lower category as per the original player list.
The team owners also confirmed that all matches shall be played with white Kookaburra Turf Balls following some concerns expressed over the use of a pink ball under the light and keeping in mind the bright colours of the uniforms of the six teams taking part.
The Owners also reiterated the basic rules for the games.
The duration will be a maximum of 10 overs per side with each bowler allowed to bowl no more than 2 overs in an innings. For a result, in case of interruption, a minimum of 5 overs shall be bowled for each innings. In case of rain, the outcome of the match shall be derived using the DLS method
MCC Laws of Cricket 2017 shall be adopted with relevant playing conditions applicable for the T10 League and details will be forthcoming.
In case of a Tie, the result of the match shall be decided by a Super Over.
There will be 2 Points for a Win and 1 Point to each side in case of a draw with zero points for a loss.
The Owners and Directors also decided that they will soon be circulating the ICC Anti Corruption and ICC Anti Doping Codes. In addition, they intend to have education sessions on Playing Conditions, Code of Conduct, ICC Anti Corruption and ICC Anti Doping on 13th December 2017.
The fixtures for the four day-event have been drawn as given below along with the respective timings.
December 14, 2017
Opening Ceremony from 1800 hours
Bengal Tigers v Kerala Kings
Maratha Arabians v Pakhtoons
December 15, 2017
Bengal Tigers v Punjabi Legends from 1600 hours
Maratha Arabians v Team Sri Lanka from 1800 hours
Punjab Legends v Kerala Kings from 2000 hours
Pakhtoons v Team Sri Lanka from 2200 hours
December 16, 2017
Team 1 of Group A v Team 3 of Group B from 1600 hours
Team 3 of Group A v Team 1 of Group B from 1800 hours
Team 2 of Group A v Team 2 of Group B from 2000 hours
Bottom 2 Teams of both the groups combined will play off for the 5th and 6th place from 2200 hours
December 17, 2017
First Semi Finals – Team 1 overall v Team 4 overall – match starting at 1730 hours
Second Semi Finals – Team 2 overall v Team 3 overall
Followed by closing ceremony