|Rules & Regulation
|Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its laws but also within the spirit of the Game. Any action, which is seen to abuse this spirit, causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the captains.
|Fair and Unfair Play
|Umpires and Match Referee are the sole judges of fair and unfair paly. The Umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the captain to take action where required.
|Spirit of the Game
|The spirit of Game involves respect for :
|· Your Opponents
|· Your own captain and team
|· The role of the Umpires
|· The game's traditional values
|There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.
|The ball, when new, should weigh not less than 5 ½ ounces/155.9 gram, nor more than 5 ¾ ounces/163 gram, and should measure not less than 8 13/16 inch/22.4 cm, nor more than 9 inch/22.9 cm in circumference. Ball can be replaced when it is unfit for play with Umpires agreement.
|The bat should not be more than 38 inches/96.5 cm in length. The blade of the bat should be made solely of wood and should not exceed 4 ¼ inches / 10.8 cm at the widest part.
|There are two sets of wickets pitched opposite and parallel to each other at a distance of 22 yards/20.12m. Each set should be 9 inches/22.86 cm wide and consists of three wooden stumps with two wooden bails on top. The stumps should be 28 inches/71.1 cm above the playing surface.
|A run is scored
|a) so often as the batsmen, at any time while the ball is in play, have crossed and made good their ground from end to end.
|b) when a boundary is scored. See Rule 6.
|c) when penalty runs are awarded (No ball, Wide ball, Player returning without permission, Fielding the ball, Protective helmets belonging to the fielding side and Fair and unfair play).
|d) when lost ball is called. See Rule 7.
|e) when a batsman is dismissed run out, the batting side shall score the runs completed before the dismissal.
Rule 6 Boundaries :
|Scoring a boundary
|a) A boundary shall be scored and signalled by the umpire at the bowler's end whenever, while the ball is in play, in his opinion
|(i) the ball touches the boundary, or is grounded beyond the boundary
|(ii) a fielder, with some part of his body in contact with the ball, touches the boundary or has some part of his body grounded beyond the boundary.
|b) The allowances for the boundaries shall be 6 runs if the ball having been struck by the bat pitches beyond the boundary, but otherwise 4 runs. These allowances shall still apply even though the ball has previously touched a fielder. See Rule 6 a(ii) above.
|If a ball in play cannot be found or recovered, any fielder may call Lost ball. The ball shall then become dead. The batting side shall additionally be awarded either (i) the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the runs in progress if they have crossed at the instant of the call or (ii) 6 runs, whichever is the greater.
© CAN, Cricket Association Of Nepal 2004