Tuesday, March 5, 2013

KPL 2013 - Rules and Regulations


Do you play Casco ball cricket in Northern Kashmir and think you are good at it?
Does your team have players good enough to create fear in other teams?
Do you enjoy winning the friendly weekend games amongst yourselves?
Do you want a chance to play among the elite Casco ball cricket players in Northern Kashmir and want to WIN?
Do you want an opportunity to showcase your talent and be remembered for a long time?
Do you enjoy remembering those winning moments?
Oh well. Here is your chance to play, to shine, to win, to do what you always dreamed of - score that winning run, to take that winning catch, to bowl that magical over, to have fun, to soak in ‘that moment’ that every cricketer dreams of and to talk about it ever after. We bring you the KPL 2013 - CASCO BALL CRICKET TOURNAMENT, where the best of the best Casco ball cricketers from Northern Kashmir are going to be there to show everyone else how good they are. We know you want to be there too. It sure is the time to show what you got, isn’t it? For additional details call Mir Rayees (+919797793679), Mir Ishfaq (+918803386450) or Mir Shahid (+919018992224) or mail us at kpl.info@ymail.com

KPL - Kalmoona Premier League is a unique sporting establishment which is targeting to promote Cricket among the Amateurs and Non Professionals. With the Game on such a Hype, it becomes quite difficult for all the Cricket Lovers to get an established platform to prove their skills and enjoy the Thrill of Competitive Cricket. KPL not only promotes this Sporting Spirit but one of the League's Main Objectives has been to Develop Leadership Quality among Youngsters and also provide Social Development to the Society.

The main motto behind the forming of KPL was to promote cricket and other sporting activities among the amateurs and non-professionals. With the current hype for Cricket, it becomes a very difficult platform for non-professionals to get a competitive and professional environment to rejuvenate the spirits of the game and KPL as a non-profit making organization has been successfully doing the same for last two Years.

The other objectives of KPL were to develop leadership qualities among youngsters and also provide social development to the society.

a) Only Teams from District Kupwara can participate in the Tournament, however players from other districts playing in any team of the district can participate in the tournament.
b) Individuals, groups of individuals or companies (only from Kupwara Dist.) can register their teams with KPL before the start of the season as per the scheduled announcement.
c) 50% of the Prescribed Team Registration Fee is to be paid along with the team registration Entry Form.
d) No team can be titled after any individual.
e) KPL reserves the right to refuse any team title.
f) KPL also reserves the right to refuse the registration of any team or individual.
Note: The inauguration match will be played between the teams who will pay the highest fee during the time of form submission.

a) A team may register not less than 12 (Minimum) players.
b) The registration of at least 12 players is mandatory at the time of team registration.
c) The maximum number of players registered by a team during the season shall not exceed 16 in number.
d)  The registration of remaining players should be done at least three days before the concerned player is due to play his first match.
e) One player can play for only one team in the tournament. If it comes to the organizer’s notice that a team has a player who has played for another team in the tournament, then the team will be penalized. The penalty could range from awarding runs to the opponent, reducing overs, fining the whole team/player or even disqualifying the team. This is completely the organizer’s discretion.
f) If any player’s name is registered in two or more teams, the first team from which he will play his first match of the session will be considered their player.
g) NO current and Ex-Ranji Trophy players (minimum 3 years restriction prior to the season in question) can be registered by any team.
h) NO current CAB 1st Division / 2nd division players can be registered by any team.
i) NO ICL & IPL players can be registered by any team.
j) If any CAB registered / Ranji player is (are) found participating in the tournament, proper and reasonable action will be taken against the concerned team.
k) NO protest will be accepted regarding the residence of any player during the tournament.
l) NO protest will be accepted regarding the Identity of any player during the tournament once his Identity Proof is verified by the committee.
m) One among the following Identity Proofs will be checked by the organizers if they noticed any complaint or want to check the Identity of any player: - Voter’s Identity Card / Passport / Driving License / Credit Card / Debit Card / PAN Card / Telephone Bill / Electricity Bill / College Student ID Card of current year with fathers name. Apart from the above documents any other document shall have to be endorsed by the committee and the player’s eligibility will be decided by them.

Note: It is necessary for all players to keep any Identity Proofs mentioned above during their match.

The entry fee for per team is 1100 (Non-Refundable).
50% of the Prescribed Team Entry Fee is to be paid along with the team registration Entry Form.
The said fee must be completed before the 2nd League Match.
If any team will not complete the Entry Fee before the 2nd League Match, additional RS: 100 will be charged as Late Fee.
Note: To guarantee your place in the tournament, the full amount of Non-Refundable RS: 1100 must be paid to the organising body of the KPL. Thus, the first 32 teams to pay the highest tournament fee will be entered into the tournament.

Match Timings and Punctuality
a)      Teams has to be in the ground 30 minutes before the game start time. If any team came late, the overs of that team will be reduced according to time. If both the teams came late, both the teams will be fined and the number of overs will also be reduced.
b)      If any team doesn’t show up on the limited time or will not come, the other team will be declared as the winner. So, the winner team will be given 4 points plus 1 bonus point at the average (NRR) of +1.5. This will be followed strictly since we are very restricted on the ground reservation and availability.
c)      Both captains have to be present for the toss at 15 minutes before the schedule time. The first ball of the match should be bowled at scheduled time.
d)      All teams are expected to be prompt and ready to play. Any deliberate delay in the start of a game will result in the guilty team being penalized overs or, ultimately, disqualification from the competition. In this case the other team will get 4 points.
e)      Coin toss will be completed off the field, and both teams will be fully prepared to take the field as soon as the field is available.
f)       Teams completing a game are expected to exit the field in an orderly and efficient manner.
g)      All team members should be present before the match on the field. The game will not be held up due to the absence of any player of either side.
h)      Any side not ready to take the field (or an incomplete team) will forfeit, or must take the field with 'player(s) short'.
i)        All matches will be played According to the Organising Body’s Decision & as per the availability of grounds. No Preference would be given to any team regarding match fixtures. The preferences for match days, time slots and grounds cannot be entertainment under any circumstances. Any team should not have any objection to play matches in the second shift, if they were informed by the organizing committee / or fixtures given on our Facebook Fan Page www.fb.com/info.kpl
j)        Most matches will be played at a single ground i.e. Island of Kalmoona. Choice of grounds / match shift / match day CANNOT be entertained under any circumstances. Also, the decision of the fixture committee in such matters is final and binding on all teams. All teams are expected to accommodate the playing fixtures allotted to them.
k)      No postponement of a match will be given to any team under any circumstances. However, the organizing committee reserves the right to postpone / cancel any match on the spot even if the fixture is given.
l)        The teams may be informed only one day before till 12:00pm of that day.
m)   In case of any fixture related issues, the persons whom to contact are Mr Rayees Rehman Mir [9797793679] or Mr Ishfaq Rashid Mir [8803386450].
n)      Organizers have the right to cancel the match at any point of time. Also, organizers have the right to eliminate any teams from the tournament at any point depending upon the situation. Tournament fee will not be refunded at any cost.
o)      Strict discipline regarding time schedules have to be maintained by all teams and teams reporting late for a match are liable to be docked a certain number of overs depending upon the time of delay. 1 over will be deducted from the batting quota for every 5 minutes of delay.
All League matches and Pre Quarter matches will comprise of two innings of 14 overs each and the time allotted to each team to bowl the requisite overs is 70 minutes including the drinks break. The Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals will comprise of two innings of 16 overs each and the time allotted to each team to bowl the requisite overs is 80 minutes including the drinks break. The Final matches will comprise of two innings of 20 overs each and the time allotted to each team to bowl the requisite overs is 100 minutes including the drinks break. The lunch break between innings will be of 10 minutes duration at all stages.
Note: All matches are slated to start at any time, whether in working days or holidays.

These playing conditions are applicable to all KPL Matches from 10th April 2013 and supersede the previous versions.
Note: All references to ‘Governing Body’ within the Laws of Cricket shall be replaced by ‘KPL Match Referee’.

The tournament will be played in league cum knock-out format with the 32 Participating Teams divided into 8 Groups (A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H) of four each.
All Teams would get to play 3 matches with the other teams in the Group at League Stage. Top two teams from each Group will advance to the knockout stage (Pre Quarters) based on their points, if the points are equal then the teams would be ordered according to their Net
The Winner team of each Pre Quarter Match will qualify for the Quarter Finals and the winner team of each Quarter Final will qualify for Semi-finals.
The Final will be played between the winners of Semi Finals.
An additional BONUS POINT will be awarded to a team after a match if it wins a match by a run rate margin of +1.50 or more. This will result in the team getting 5 points instead of 4 points for a win. Kindly note that only 1 team can get the bonus point in any match. In case of fractional calculation for bonus point, the lower end of an over and the higher end of runs will be calculated.
The positions of the teams in the league table after the completion of the league phase shall be determined on the basis of maximum points secured by a team according to the table of points provided here under:
Win: 4 Points, Win with Bonus: 5 Points, Washout / Abandoned: 2 Points, Loss: 0 Points
If, however, two or more teams score equal points in the league stages, then their position will be determined as under:
Total Runs Scored / Total Overs Played - Total Runs Conceded / Total Overs Bowled (Fraction of the over shall be treated as a full over)
Note: If one Team will not come to play in any match, the other team will be declared the winner’s.
The teams would be ranked for the knockout stage as under:-
Team Rank
Qualify For
A1 + A2
Pre Quarters
A3 + A4
B1 + B2
Pre Quarters
B3 + B4
C1 + C2
Pre Quarters
C3 + C4
D1 + D2
Pre Quarters
D3 + D4
E1 + E2
Pre Quarters
E3 + E4
F1 + F2
Pre Quarters
F3 + F4
G1 + G2
Pre Quarters
G3 + G4
H1 + H2
Pre Quarters
H3 + H4

The captains shall toss for the choice of innings, on the field of play and in the presence of the KPL Match Referee, who shall supervise the toss. The toss shall take place not earlier than 30 minutes, nor later than 5 minutes before the scheduled or any re-scheduled time for the match to start.
Note: Requiring the captain of the side winning the toss to notify the opposing captain as soon as the toss is completed of his decision to bat or to field first shall apply.

All the matches will be played with Red Casco Cricket Balls provided by the organizers.
Red Casco Balls for the match shall be provided by the committee at a small charge of RS 10 for each team in each Match. In case the ball has been lost or become de-shaped, the umpire shall change the ball with one in similar wear and tear, in comparison to the old one or with a sealed new one. The balls shall be returned by the teams after completion of the innings to the umpires. The balls are the property of the committee for re-use in case of lost or damaged balls in upcoming matches.

POWER PLAY - Fielding Restriction Overs ( FRO )
In 20 overs game the first 6 overs of an innings will be the POWER PLAY.
In 16 overs game the first 5 overs of an innings will be the POWER PLAY.
In 15 overs game the first 4 overs of an innings will be the POWER PLAY.
In 14 overs game the first 4 overs of an innings will be the POWER PLAY.
In 12 overs game the first 4 overs of an innings will be the POWER PLAY.
In 10 overs game the first 3 overs of an innings will be the POWER PLAY.
During Power Play only 2 fielders are allowed to be stationed outside the inner circle. Also, during the overs after the power play, a maximum of 4 fielders are allowed to be stationed outside the inner circle.
Note: In circumstances when the number of overs of the batting team is reduced, the number of fielding restriction overs shall be reduced in accordingly as decided by the Umpires.

No bowler shall bowl more than 4 overs in an innings of 20 overs game.
No bowler shall bowl more than 3 overs in an innings of 15 overs game.
No bowler shall bowl more than 3 overs in an innings of 14 overs game.
No bowler shall bowl more than 2 overs in an innings of 10 overs game.
In a delayed or interrupted match where the overs are reduced for both teams or for the team bowling second, no bowler may bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs allowed.
In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls will be allowed by another bowler. Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler’s limit is concerned.
The scorebook shall show the total number of overs bowled and the number of overs bowled by each bowler.
Note: Where the total overs is not divisible by 5 as in 14 overs game, one additional over shall be allowed to the maximum number per bowler necessary to make up the balance.

The Law 24 shall apply subject to the following:
a)      Mode of delivery:
The bowler may not deliver the ball underarm. If a bowler bowls a ball underarm the umpire shall call and signal no ball, and the ball is to be re-bowled overarm.
A bowler shall be limited to two fast short-pitched delivery per over. A fast short pitched ball is delivered as a ball, which passes or would have passed above the shoulder height of the batsman standing upright at the crease. In the event of a bowler bowling more than two short pitched delivery in an over, either of the umpires shall call and signal a NO BALL on each occasion.
b)      Free Hit after a foot-fault no ball
In addition to the above, the delivery following a no ball called for a foot fault (Law b) of No Ball) 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.
The umpires will signal a free hit by (after the normal No Ball signal) extending one arm straight upwards and moving it in a circular motion.
Note: At the instance of the bowler's delivery, there should not be more than 5 fielders other than the wicket keeper on the leg side of the batsman. In the event of the infringement of the law by the fielding side, the umpire shall call and signal NO BALL.

a)      Judging a Wide
The Law shall apply with the following addition to Law (a) Judging a Wide:
Umpires are instructed to apply very strict and consistent interpretation in regard 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.
A penalty of one run for a wide shall be scored. This penalty shall stand in addition to any other runs which are scored or awarded. All runs, which are run or result from a wide ball, which is not a no ball, shall be scored wide balls.

The Law of BYE AND LEG BYE shall apply.

The Law of LEG BEFORE WICKET shall apply.

Law of Substitutes and Runners, Batsman or Fielder Leaving the Field, Batsman Retiring, Batsman Commencing Innings
The Law shall apply subject to the following:
 Substitutes and Runners
The umpires shall have discretion to allow, for other wholly acceptable reasons, a substitute fielder to act for a nominated player, at the start of the match, or at any subsequent time.
Fielder absent or leaving the field
The Law shall be replaced by the following:
If a fielder fails to take the field with his side at the start of the match or at any later time, or leaves the field during a session of play, the umpire shall be informed of the reason for his absence, and he shall not thereafter come on to the field during a session of play without the consent of the umpire. The umpire shall give such consent as soon as practicable.
If the player is absent from the field for longer than 8 minutes:
a)      The player shall not be permitted to bowl in that innings after his return until he has been on the field for at least that length of playing time for which he was absent.
b)      The player shall not be permitted to bat unless or until, in the aggregate, he has returned to the field and/or his side’s innings has been in progress for at least that length of playing time for which he has been absent or, if earlier, when his side has lost five wickets.
The restriction in Clauses a) and b) above shall not apply if the player has suffered an external blow (as opposed to an internal injury such as a pulled muscle) whilst participating earlier in the match and consequently been forced to leave the field. Nor shall it apply if the player has been absent for very exceptional and wholly acceptable reasons (other than injury or illness).
In the event of a fieldsman already being off the field at the commencement of an interruption in play through ground, weather or light conditions or for other exceptional circumstances, he shall be allowed to count any such stoppage time as playing time, provided that he personally informs the umpires when he is fit enough to take the field had play been in progress. Similarly, if at the commencement of an interruption in play through ground, weather or light conditions or for other exceptional circumstances, a player is on the field but still has some unexpired penalty time remaining from a previous absence, he shall automatically be allowed to count any such stoppage time as playing time.
Substitute fielders shall only be permitted in cases of injury, illness or other wholly acceptable reasons. ‘Wholly acceptable reasons’ should be limited to extreme circumstances and should not include what is commonly referred to as a ‘comfort break’.
Note: Squad members of the fielding team who are not playing in the match and who are not acting as substitute fielders shall be required to wear a team training bib whilst on the playing area (including the area between the boundary and the perimeter fencing).

Qualified umpires and scorers will officiate all the matches. However the interpretation of the rules and conditions, their construction and effect rests entirely with the tournament committee. All decisions taken by the KPL committee shall be final and binding on all the players.

Captain’s Responsibilities
a)      One player from each team will act as a Captain for the duration of the competition.
b)      They should be conversant and proficient with the laws of cricket.
c)      They should control the behaviour of all his team players (Conduct of his team).
d)      Acting on their behalf in the case of disputes.
e)      They should respect the umpire's opinions and decisions.
f)       They will be responsible for going over the rules and regulations with their players.
g)      They should encourage the bowlers to bowl with the standard bowling action.
h)      Captain of a team can retire his batsman only at the end of an over unless the batsman is really hurt.
i)        It’s the captain’s responsibility to make sure that the volunteers are present for umpiring/scoring when scheduled.
j)        It’s the captain’s responsibility to make sure that the players coming for umpiring know the rules of the tournament.

1. Everyone involved should follow the rules and regulations of appropriate conduct on the field. Moreover everything that happens falls under the jurisdiction of the police departments.
2. As far as the cricketing code of conduct is concerned; the teams are here to have fun and to sigh a bit of relief during the weekends. So we expect to see a sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship. Sledging is strictly prohibited. But the difference between encouraging one’s own teammate and sledging can sometimes get unclear. Under such circumstances, the umpire will have the say in deciding what a tolerable limit is. If the umpires find things exceeding the limit, they might recommend expulsion of player(s) or disqualification of the team. The final decision will lie with the organizers.
3. We encourage the participating teams to play in line with the laws and spirit of the game.
4. We strongly discourage any physical or verbal (direct or implied) attack by a player(s) against:
A) The umpire
B) Other cricketers
C) The stumps, ball or other cricket gear
D) Spectators etc.
5. Unruly and un-sportsman like behaviour will not be tolerated. Guilty players will be ejected. If the player refuses to leave the field, the team will be penalized with forfeiture of the match. No substitutes will be allowed for the ejected player.
6. Determination of what constitutes unruly or unsportsmanlike behaviour will be based on the umpire and adjudicators combined opinion.
7. Players abusing or threatening either umpires or opponent team members will be suspended for 1 or more matches.
8. It is also the duty of the captain to maintain discipline and decorum on the field.
9. There will be neutral umpires for all the matches & umpire decision is final. Again, ground umpire decision is final. Anytime if the Umpires cannot make the decision, organizers will step up and make the decision. Also, the Organizers have the right to over-rule umpire’s decisions on whether a match can/cannot be continued.
10. All players must be in cricketing uniforms including sports shoes etc. Players who are not in appropriate cricketing uniforms will be fined or will not be allowed to play. Bowling spikes would be allowed initially in the tournament, however as the season progresses, the organizing committee reserves the right to revoke this allowance depending upon the nature and condition of the pitches. Also, in a particular match it would be the discretion of the on-field umpires to decide whether to allow bowling spikes or not and it would be applicable on both the playing teams.
11. The KPL committee will not provide any type of refreshments or cricket accessories to the participating teams. Any on-field expenses regarding the same will have to be borne by the participating teams.
12. At the start of a game, both teams will be given player / score sheets. These sheets will be pre-populated with the names of eligible players of a particular team. The respective captains just need to place a ‘tick’ against the playing XI. NO overwriting / scribbling / scratching will be allowed on a score sheet under any circumstances except such being allowed by the umpires / organizers in special cases. During a match, each team is liable to submit their players list to the concerned umpires after filling in all the columns clearly and correctly before the toss. Under NO circumstances will over writing and scratching be allowed on the list once submitted.
Note: This Method may not be always possible.
13. Protest, if lodged regarding a match (except concerning umpiring decisions) should reach the tournament office in writing with protest fee of RS 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only) within 24 hours from the time the match is finished. The person to contact in this regard is Mr Rayees Rehman Mir (09797793679). The concerned team will get 7 days’ time after lodging the protest to prove the same. The burden of procuring the proof and substantiating its claim shall be upon the protesting team. Kindly note that no protest regarding the identity of a player will be entertainment after the match. If any player is assumed to be of objectionable identity, such matter should be brought to the notice of the on-field umpires before the start of the match and in such cases, the on-field umpires can ask the captain of the team against whose player such suspicion has arisen to produce the Player Identity Card of the player in question. In this regard the decision of the protest committee is final. They can debarred the concerned team or play at any time from the tournament. In any case if the committee is satisfied regarding the protest or any subject matter the committee may pass the decision without assigning any reason.
14. In case of disputes regarding fielding on the boundary or regarding a 6 or a 4, the on-field umpires have the final say in the matter. They may, however question the concerned boundary fielder in this regard. The opinion of those watching the match from outside the playing field is absolutely immaterial in such cases and CANNOT be taken into consideration whatever their opinion might be.
15. Walkovers are totally prohibited unless authorized by the organizing committee and deemed harmless to other participating teams and considered necessary for the benefit of the tournament. A team giving a walkover shall have its net run rate divided by 20 overs without any runs scored being added to its tally.
16. The organizing committee is empowered to abandon a match or to suspend any team from the tournament if they find the behaviour of any player / players of the team unsatisfactory and no entry fee would be refunded in such cases. However, they can also suspend a player from the tournament whose behaviour is seen continuously to be against the interest of the tournament and such a suspended player cannot be replaced by a new player.
17. The organizers are empowered to settle any dispute and can amend any rule and regulations from time to time as deemed fit and proper and the same will be binding on all the participating teams.
18. From the starting time to walkover time, matches can be started at any time and in that case the defaulting side / sides will be penalised for certain number of overs at the rate of 5 minutes / over.
19. If any team, for any reason decides to walk out while a match is in progress the concerned match will be treated as WALKOVER and walkover rules will apply in such a case.
20. We have to understand that the umpires are humans. They can also make mistakes. This happens even at the highest level. To consider an umpire’s mistake as partiality or cheating is highly unbecoming of a sportsman and we, at KPL vehemently oppose such attitude. All umpiring decisions will be final and binding upon the participating teams. The committee requests all the participating teams to be polite while discussing an issue with the umpire. The panel of umpires selected by us is one of the best that is available with years of experience in their trade. Hence, to doubt their competency and observation skills amounts to a total disregard for the laws and spirit of the game and we strongly discourage participation of such teams that initiate such unpleasant episodes on the field.
21. Strong disciplinary action will be taken against players / teams who create unpleasant incidents during a match that destroys the healthy and sporting atmosphere of the ground. Disciplinary action in such cases will be decided by the on field umpires’ report and / or the observations of the committee member(s) present at the ground. Such decision will be binding on all teams. However, a player/team will be given 2 days’ time to appeal against such a decision before the organizing committee chairman – Mr Rayees Rehman Mir. His verdict in such cases will be final and binding on all teams.
22. The decision of the tournament committee shall be final in respect of all matters pertaining to any match. Protests if any shall be lodged within 24 hours and the decision of the tournament committee would be final and binding.
23. Tournament Coordinators will only communicate with the team captain, team captain should have to explain the rules to their team members. Team captains are expected to coordinate, convince and control their team members.
Note: Any Rule/Rules (Tournament By-laws) not covered herein shall be decided by the KPL Organizing Committee on a case to case basis.

The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for Your opponents
(i)                 Your own captain and team
(ii)               The role of the umpires
(iii)             The game's traditional values

It is against the Spirit of the Game:
To dispute an umpire's decision by word, action or gesture.
(i)                 To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire.
(ii)               To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice.
For instance: To appeal knowing that the batsman is not out. To advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing. To seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one's own side.
There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.
Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is expected to make an important contribution to this. Captains are responsible for the discipline and behaviour of their team members. Verbal abuse, use of profanities etc. directed at players of the opposing team or any supporters present will result in suspension of the member(s).
The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the spirit and traditions of the game as well as within the laws.
The umpires' decision is final. A challenge to the umpires' authority will not be tolerated. If a need arises that requires clarification of the umpires' decision, the captains and only the captains may approach the umpires.
Any incidents involving any intentional physical contact with the umpire or the opposite team members is expressly forbidden. The organising committee in such cases will consider penalties that may include suspension of the member(s). 
If there is any breach of the spirit of the game by a player failing to comply with the instructions of an umpire, or criticising his decisions by word or action, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner, which might bring the game into disrepute, the umpire concerned shall immediately report the matter to the other umpire. 
(i) The umpires together shall inform the player's captain of the occurrence, instructing the latter to take action.
(ii)Warn him of the gravity of the offence, and tell him that it will be reported to Tournament Committee resulting in suspension.

If the match cannot be played under any un-avoidable conditions such as rain, bad weather/light, or interruptions of any form, a NEW match will be played between the same two teams at a later time depending upon the time availability.
In case of inclement weather during Play in Progress, the chasing team’s target will be decided by the number of runs scored by the team batting first in the number of overs that the batting second gets to play. If the match stops at fraction of an over, the target will be calculated as under: if the match stops between x.1 – x.2 overs, the score at the end of x overs will be the team’s target. And in case the match stops between overs x.3 – x.6, the batting team’s target will be the score achieved by the team batting first at the end of x + 1 overs.
The new match will NOT be continued from the state it was halted no matter what.
Only the Umpires of that match have the right to declare if a match can/cannot be continued. The batsman can only appeal if he thinks he cannot see the ball or appeal for other unplayable conditions but if the Umpire thinks otherwise and requests that play shall be continued, the match MUST be continued. If not, the team who doesn’t want to play still will forfeit the match and declared to have lost the match.
Also, if a team misbehaves on the field such as abuse a player/umpire or indulge in any activities that may cause unnecessary problems, the Umpires have the right to STOP the match at any time and declare the Winners.
Again, anytime if the Umpires cannot make the decision, organizers will step up and make the decision.
Also, the Organizers have the right to over-rule Umpires decisions on whether a match can/cannot be continued.
In case of a TIED match, we will have a "SUPER OVER", i.e. a 1 OVER match will be played.
Rules of Super Over:
a.      3 (three) Batsmen and 1 (one) Bowler are chosen by each team.
b.      Each team bowl one over each on the same pitch with the same ball.
c.       The same ball used in the match will be used in super over.
d.      The team which bats second in the match will have to bat first in the super over.
e.      If two wickets fall then the team is all out and no more balls will be bowled and the innings is deemed to be over.
f.        Team batting first in the Super Over will score some runs in the first over and team batting second needs to chase it successfully to win the match. In case, it is unable to chase, team batting first wins.
g.      In case scores are level, the team losing the lesser number of wickets in the match (excluding the Super Over) shall be declared as the winner of the match.
h.      In case of tie in such case, the team hitting the maximum number of sixes in the match (excluding the Super Over) shall be declared as the winner of the match.
i.        In case of tie in such case, the team hitting the maximum number of fours in the match (excluding the Super Over) shall be declared as the winner of the match.
Final Note
All teams participating must sign a waiver indicating that any damage caused to the Ground property or neighbouring personal property of any one while playing is their responsibility and that KPL Committee will not be held responsible for that.
All teams and their players must abide by the rules and regulations of the Island they are playing in; like no smoking, no alcoholic drinks, no public indecent exposure etc.  
The Tournament Committee also reserves the right to amend the Rules and Regulations at any time if it considers such action to be in the best interests of the competition. Committee holds the right to cancel any team for miss-conduct (money not refundable).
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New Section 32 of the KPL Operating Manual (Regulations on Approved/Disapproved Cricket)
Questions & Answers
1. What is being changed?
As from 1 June 2009, the current Section 32 of the ICC Operating Manual (Unofficial Cricket Events) will be replaced with a new, revised Section 32 (Disapproved Cricket) that clarifies (1) the process for official approval of a cricket event; and (2) the consequences of participating in a cricket event that has not been approved (and is therefore deemed „disapproved‟).   
2. Why has the ICC made these changes?
With the emergence of matches and events funded by private entrepreneurs outside the auspices of Member boards, and therefore outside the regulatory framework of the ICC, the ICC Board has recognised the need to update the existing rulebook to ensure that all Members and participants are clear as to the status of particular events and as to the consequences of participating in events that have not been approved. 
The sporting imperatives underlying the new rules are discussed in the explanatory notes to the new Section 32.1.        
3.  Under the new rules, who will decide whether a particular match or event in a certain territory is ‘approved’?
The Member board in whose territory the proposed match or event is to be staged will have the sole and exclusive right to decide whether or not that match or event is to be „approved‟ for purposes of Section 32. 
The only exception to this rule is that the ICC will decide whether or not a match or event is „approved‟ for purposes of Section 32 where:   
(1)  The match or event is taking place in the territory of an Associate or Affiliate Member, and does not involve any team that is under the jurisdiction of a Full Member; or  
(2)  The match or event is taking place at a venue that is not within the territory of any Member.  
4.  How does a Member board (or the ICC/KPL) decide whether or not to approve the staging of a match or event for purposes of Section 32?
As with any other regulatory power, the Member board will have to exercise its power to approve (or not approve) a match or event that is proposed to be staged within its territory (1) in accordance with its responsibilities as custodian of the sport in that territory; and (2) in compliance with the requirements of applicable law. 
Accordingly, the Member board should always act in the best interests of the sport when exercising its discretion under Section 32, and in a manner that complies with all of the requirements of the laws to which it is subject.   
The explanatory notes to Section 32.3 set out some of the factors that a Member board may take into account when exercising its discretion to approve/disapprove a match or event that is proposed to be staged in its territory. 
5.  How does an event organiser apply for approval for a particular match or event?
The event organiser will need to apply to the Member in whose territory he wishes to stage the match or event for approval under Section 32.   
Each Member is required to establish a suitable procedure for receiving and determining such an application.  The match or event organiser should therefore contact the relevant Member for full details of what he needs to do to apply for approval under Section 32.  At the very least, the application will have to be made in writing, together with full details of the proposed match or event (including dates, venues, participants etc.).
6. Does a Member have to approve each and every match of a proposed league or tournament?
No, a Member does not need to approve each match separately.  For example, it may grant block approval for matches to be played in its territory as part of a particular league or tournament (e.g., it may grant approval for “all matches played as part of the XYZ League”) or for all matches played below a certain level.   
A Member may also delegate to regional members authority to grant or withhold Section 32 approval for matches or events to be staged within their respective regions. 
7.  What are the consequences if a Member does not approve a proposed match or event that is proposed to be held in its territory (or if the ICC disapproves a match or event in accordance with Section 32.1.2)?
If the Member (or the ICC, where applicable) does not grant approval for a particular match or event, there are a number of important consequences for Members and players, officials and other participants.  These are detailed in the new Section 32.4.
In particular, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law:
A Member must not (and must procure that any organisation or individual that is under its jurisdiction does not) (1) participate in the unapproved match or event; or (2) release any player, coach, match official or member of staff to participate in the unapproved match or event.   
 A Member board must impose appropriate disciplinary sanctions on any organisation or individual under its jurisdiction who breaches the above prohibition.  It must also recognise and give effect in its territory to any such sanctions imposed by a fellow Member board.  Further, it must make it a condition of eligibility to participate in cricket matches or events played under its jurisdiction that the individual or organisation in question has not participated in any form of unapproved cricket for a specified period. 
 The nature and scope of the sanction to be imposed will be for the Member board concerned to determine, following proper process, and taking into account the facts and circumstances of the particular case.  No particular sanction can be specified in advance.  However, the explanatory notes to Section 32.4.7 confirm the view of the ICC and its Members that, save in exceptional circumstances, it would be justified to take the view that a person who has participated in an unapproved match or event should ordinarily not be selected or permitted to participate in official matches or events for a minimum of 12 months thereafter.   
8.  How do you find out whether a match or event has been approved?
A Member must publish a list of all matches and events that it has approved to be played within its own territory.  It should update that list from time to time so that it is always accurate and complete.  It should also send a copy of the list to the recognised players‟ association in that territory (if any) at the time of publication. 
If there is any doubt as to the status of any particular match or event, the Member should provide clarification upon request.   
9.  What if a match or event has not been approved but also has not been disapproved by a Member?
If a match or event has not been approved by the Member in whose territory it is to be staged, it will be deemed to be disapproved for the purposes of Section 32.  In other words, the onus is on the event organiser to obtain approval for its match or event from the relevant Member board.  If it fails to do so, the match or event is deemed disapproved for purposes of Section 32.     
10. If a Member grants approval for a match or event to be staged in its territory for purposes of Section 32, does the Member therefore become ‘responsible’ for the safety, etc. of that event?
No.  The only consequence of the Member’s grant of approval under Section 32 is to permit participation in that match or event without the consequences that follow from participation in a „disapproved‟ match or event.  The Member’s grant of approval does not amount to any endorsement of the match or event or of the security or safety arrangements made for the match or event.  Instead, those arrangements remain the sole responsibility of the match or event organiser.   
11. If a match or event has been approved by the relevant Member under Section 32, does it have the status of ‘official’ cricket for record-keeping purposes?
No.  Whether or not a match or event is classified as „official‟ for record-keeping purposes is determined, as previously, by Section 33 (Official Cricket), which has not been amended.  
12. Do the new rules apply to a player who has made a commitment before 1 June 2009 to play in a particular match or event?
No, the new regulations are not to be applied retrospectively.
The validity and effect of any prior commitment will fall to be assessed by reference to the rules in place at the time the commitment was made.

New Section 32A of the KPL Operating Manual (Domestic Cricket Events)
Questions & Answers
1. Why has Section 32A been introduced?
With the emergence of new domestic events that have to be accommodated into an increasingly busy cricket calendar, the ICC Board has decided that regulations are required to recognise and protect the primacy of international cricket as the pinnacle of the game, by introducing a mechanism that permits Member boards to determine when players who are qualified to play international cricket for them may participate in other Members‟ domestic events.     
The regulatory imperatives behind this decision are explained in further detail in the notes to Section 32A.4. 
2.  How does Section 32A protect international cricket?
Section 32A protects the primacy of international cricket by requiring a Member board to make it a condition of a foreign player’s participation in its domestic event(s) that the player’s own Member board (i.e., the Member for which the player plays/or is qualified to play international cricket) does not object to his participation in such event(s).   
The foreign player may only participate in the domestic event(s) if (and to the extent that) his Member board issues a „No Objection Certificate‟, or „NOC‟, confirming that it has no objection to that participation.   
If the Member board declines to issue a NOC, then the original Member board cannot allow the player to participate in its domestic event.  Instead, the player has to be released (where required) to play international cricket for his Member board.       
3. What form must the NOC be in?
An NOC is simply a written document stating whether or not the relevant Member board objects to its player playing in the other Member’s domestic cricket event.  There is no set format required for the NOC.  A letter will suffice. 
The NOC may state that the Member board only objects to the player playing in part or parts of a domestic event.  So, for example, it could say it only objects to the player playing in a domestic league on the dates when it wants him to participate on its behalf in international matches/events.  (These dates could include time required for travelling, training, other preparation for the international match/event, etc.).  The player would then be able to play in the domestic league on all other dates.    
4.  On what basis may a Member board decline to issue an NOC for one of its players to participate in another Member’s domestic event(s)?
That will be a matter for the Member board to decide, acting in accordance with its responsibilities as custodian of the sport within its territory, and in compliance with all applicable laws. The explanatory notes to Section 32A.4 detail some of the factors that a Member board may wish to consider in exercising its discretion. 
5. Does this mean clubs/counties/provincial teams/regional teams have to release their players for international cricket?
Yes, however, there is one exception to this.  A club/county/provincial team/regional team is only bound to release a player to play for an Associate Member for the following matches: 
ICC Cricket World Cup matches ICC Champions Trophy matches ICC World Twenty20 matches ICC U19 Cricket World Cup matches ICC World Cup Qualifiers ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers All one day internationals and Twenty20 internationals against Full Members 
6.  What if they do not release their players in accordance with the new regulations?
If the player’s Member board has objected to his participation in a domestic event during a particular period, then the player will not be able to participate in that domestic event during that period. 
It will be the responsibility of the Member board in whose territory the domestic event is played to enforce that regulation (subject to the requirements of applicable law), i.e., to ensure that a foreign player does not play in a domestic event under its jurisdiction unless he has a valid and applicable NOC from his Member board for the relevant period.   
This should be made a part of the Member board’s regulations.  It should also be put into the rules issued by the organiser of the event, i.e., those rules should require presentation of a valid NOC as a condition of a foreign player’s eligibility to participate in the event.
In any case, if a club/country/provincial team/regional team attempts to field a player in a domestic event who does not have the necessary NOC, the Member board in whose territory that event is staged will be required (subject to the requirements of applicable law) to prevent that from happening, and/or to take appropriate disciplinary action against the player and/or team(s) involved. 
7. Do the new rules apply to all foreign players, or only those who are contracted by their Member board?
The new rules apply to all foreign players, whether or not they are under contract to their Member board.   
8.  What if a foreign player has retired from international cricket and therefore no longer has any relationship with his home Member board?
The player is required to obtain an NOC from the Member for whose national representative team that player last played, notwithstanding that he has retired from international cricket.   
9. What if a foreign player has not yet played for any Member Board and/or would be eligible to play for more than one Member board?
He must obtain an NOC from the Member board for whose national representative team he is eligible to play pursuant to Section 35 of the ICC‟s Operating Manual.  If he is eligible to play for more than one Member board, he must designate one of those Member boards as the relevant Member for purposes of Section 32A, and must get an NOC from that Member board. 
10. What if a Member board considers that it is not entitled to prevent one of its players from participating in a domestic cricket event, whether for legal reasons or otherwise?
In that case the Member should simply issue the NOC, stating that it has no objection or is not in a position to object to the player participating in the relevant domestic cricket event. 
11. When these new regulations has become operative?
These new regulations has become operative from 1 June 2009.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Written By: Chairman Rayees Rehman Mir
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