League Format & Rules
- Matches will be played according to the Laws of Cricket and, where applicable, the ICC Men’s ODI Playing Conditions.
- Matches will be 35-over format with a maximum of 7 overs per bowler.
- Powerplays are scheduled as follows:
- 1st powerplay: Overs 1-7 (maximum 2 fielders outside the 30-yard circle)
- 2nd powerplay: Overs 8-28 (maximum 4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle)
- 3rd powerplay: Overs 29-35 (maximum 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle)
- In a reduced overs match, the umpires will recalculate the overs-per-bowler and powerplays and advise captains before play.
- A free hit is awarded to the batting team for any no ball.
- Batsmen cannot return after a retirement (unless through an injury or illness).
- Bowlers are permitted a maximum of one short delivery passing over shoulder height per over.
- Teams are awarded 4 points for a win and 2 points for a tie or no result.
- Teams can score one bonus point per match according to the following criteria:
- Winning team batting first: restrict opposing team to a score less than 80% of their total
- Winning team batting second: reach the target within 80% of the allocated overs (28 overs in a 35-over match)
- Losing team batting first: bowl at least 80% of the allocated overs (28 overs in a 35-over match)
- Losing team batting second: score at least 80% of the opposing team's total
- Teams finishing on equal points are ranked according to the head-to-head result, then by net run rate (NRR).
- Three players will be awarded MVP points for each match (3 to one player then 2 and 1). Points are awarded at the sole discretion of the standing umpires. Umpires will take into account both performance and conduct of players in their assessment.
- Players can represent more than one team during the league, but cannot play more than 6 matches in total.
Spirit of Cricket
Preamble to the Laws of Cricket:
Cricket owes much of its appeal and enjoyment to the fact that it should be played not only according to the Laws, but also within the Spirit of Cricket.
The major responsibility for ensuring fair play rests with the captains, but extends to all players, umpires and, especially in junior cricket, teachers, coaches and parents.
Respect is central to the Spirit of Cricket.
Respect your captain, team-mates, opponents and the authority of the umpires.
Play hard and play fair.
Accept the umpire’s decision.
Create a positive atmosphere by your own conduct, and encourage others to do likewise.
Show self-discipline, even when things go against you.
Congratulate the opposition on their successes, and enjoy those of your own team.
Thank the officials and your opposition at the end of the match, whatever the result.
Cricket is an exciting game that encourages leadership, friendship and teamwork, which brings together people from different nationalities, cultures and religions, especially when played within the Spirit of Cricket.