Match Playing Conditions
12. Law 12 - Innings
Law 12 shall apply subject to the following (see also clauses 15 and 16 below):
12.1 Law 12.1 - Number of innings
Law 12.1 shall be replaced by the following:
All matches will consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to a maximum of 20 overs. All matches shall be of one day’s scheduled duration.
12.2 Law 12.2 - Alternate innings
Law 12.2 shall not apply.
12.3 Law 12.3 - Completed innings
Laws 12.3 (c), (d) and (e) (iii) shall not apply.
12.4 Length of Innings
12.4.1 Uninterrupted and undelayed Matches.
a) Each team shall bat for 20 overs unless all out earlier.
b) If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for cessation of the first innings, play shall continue until the required number of overs has been bowled. The length of the interval shall be reduced as per clause 15.1 and the second session shall commence at the later of the scheduled time or fifteen minutes after the cessation of the first innings. The team batting second shall receive its full quota of 20 overs irrespective of the number of overs it bowled in the scheduled time for the cessation of the first innings.
c) If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 20 overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for 20 overs.
d) If the team fielding second fails to bowl 20 overs by the scheduled cessation time, the hours of play shall be extended until the required number of overs has been bowled or a result is achieved.
e) Penalties shall apply for slow over rates (refer IPL Code of Conduct).
12.4.2 Delayed or Interrupted Matches
a) Delay or Interruption to the Innings of the Team Batting First (see Appendix 2)
i) When playing time has been lost the revised number of overs to be bowled in the match shall be based on a rate of 14.11 overs per hour in the total remaining time available for play.
ii) The revision of the number of overs should ensure, whenever possible, that both teams have the opportunity of batting for the same number of overs. The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs. To constitute a match, a minimum of 5 overs have to be bowled to the side batting second, subject to a result not being achieved earlier.
iii) As soon as the total minutes of playing time remaining is less than the completed overs faced by Team 1 multiplied by 4.25, then the first innings is terminated and the provisions of 12.4.2 b) below take effect.
iv) A fixed time will be specified for the commencement of the interval, and also the close of play for the match, by applying a rate of 14.11 overs per hour. When calculating the length of playing time available for the match, or the length of either innings, the timing and duration of all relative delays, extensions in playing hours, interruptions in play, and the interval will be taken into consideration. This calculation must not cause the match to finish earlier than the original time for cessation of play. If required the original time shall be extended to allow for one extra over for each team.
v) If the team fielding first fails to bowl the revised number of overs by the specified time, play shall continue until the required number of overs has been bowled or the innings is completed.
vi) Penalties shall apply for slow over rates (refer to IPL Code of Conduct).
b) Delay or Interruption to the innings of the Team Batting Second (see Appendix 3)
i) When playing time has been lost and, as a result, it is not possible for the team batting second to have the opportunity of receiving its allocated or revised allocation of overs in the playing time available, the number of overs shall be reduced at a rate of 14.11 overs per hour in respect of the lost playing time. Should the calculations result in a fraction of an over the fraction shall be ignored.
ii) In addition, should the innings of the team batting first have been completed prior to the scheduled, or re-scheduled time for the commencement of the interval, then any calculation relating to the revision of overs shall not be effective until an amount of time equivalent to that by which the second innings started early has elapsed.
iii) To constitute a match, a minimum of 5 overs have to be bowled to the team batting second, subject to a result not being achieved earlier.
iv) The team batting second shall not bat for a greater number of overs than the first team unless the latter completed its innings in less than its allocated overs.
v) A fixed time will be specified for the close of play by applying a rate of 14.11 overs per hour. The timing and duration of all relative delays, extensions in playing hours and interruptions in play, will be taken into consideration in specifying this time.
vi) If the team fielding second fails to bowl the revised overs by the scheduled or re-scheduled close of play, the hours of play shall be extended until the overs have been bowled or a result achieved.
vii) Penalties shall apply for slow over rates (refer IPL Code of Conduct).
12.5 Extra Time
Where the start of play is delayed or play is suspended for any reason then extra time of (i) up to sixty minutes shall be available for each IPL regular season match; and (ii) up to one hundred and twenty minutes for any of the play-off matches.
For the avoidance of doubt, if extra time is required to be used, it will be taken in the following sequence. In the event of a delayed start or interruption, the provision of sixty minutes (or one hundred and twenty minutes for play-off matches) extra time is to be used first, followed by the time allocated for ‘time outs’ and then the reduction in the innings change interval (if applicable).
For the play-off matches, in addition to the extra time referred to above, there may be reserve days (on which an incomplete play-off match shall be completed). Further details of reserve day arrangements will be confirmed when the 2016 match schedule is announced.
12.6 Number of Overs per Bowler
No bowler shall bowl more than 4 overs in an innings.
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.
Where the total overs is not divisible by 5, one additional over shall be allowed to the maximum number per bowler necessary to make up the balance.
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 scoreboard shall show the total number of overs bowled and the number of overs bowled by each bowler.
12.7 Law 12.4 - The toss
Law 12.4 shall be replaced by the following:
The captains shall toss for the choice of innings, on the field of play and in the presence of the IPL Match Referee, who shall supervise the toss. The toss shall take place not earlier than 30 minutes and not later than 15 minutes before the scheduled or any re-scheduled time for the match to start. Note, however, the provisions of Law 1.3 (Captain).
NOTE: Law 12.5 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.