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.
- Batters cannot return after a retirement (unless through an injury or illness).
- Bowlers are permitted a maximum of one short pitched 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 more than 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 net run rate (NRR), then by the head-to-head result.
- The top four teams qualify for the semi-finals, with the top ranked team playing the fourth ranked team, and the second ranked team playing the third ranked team.
- 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 match officials who will take into account both performance and conduct of players in their assessment.
- Loaning of players is allowed during the league, but an individual cannot be loaned to the same team more than once and not more than twice in total. These restrictions do not apply to players aged 25 and under.
- A maximum of three loaned players can appear for a team in one match.
- To represent a team in the league final, a player must have played at least two matches for that team during the league.
- Unqualified players may take part in the final under these conditions: (1) the player(s) must reside permanently in Chiang Mai or Lamphun, (2) the opposing captain must agree, and (3) arrangements must be made at least 48 hours prior to the start of the match.
- Each innings will have one 5-minute drinks break to be taken after 17 overs.
- Two drinks breaks are allowed if both captains agree and inform the umpires at the toss.
- If the captains disagree on the number of drinks breaks, the umpires will make the final decision giving due consideration to the weather.
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.