Match Playing Conditions
21. Law 21 - The Result
Law 21 shall apply subject to the following:
21.1 Law 21.1 - A win - two innings match
Law 21.1 shall not apply.
21.2 Law 21.2 - A win - one innings match
Law 21.2 shall apply in addition to the following:
21.2.1 Save for circumstances where a match is awarded to a team as a consequence of the opposing teams refusal to play (Law 21.3), a result can be achieved only if both teams have had the opportunity of batting for at least 5 overs, unless one team has been all out in less than 5 overs or unless the team batting second scores enough runs to win in less than 5 overs.
21.2.2 Save for circumstances where a match is awarded to a team as a consequence of the opposing team’s refusal to play (Law 21.3), all matches in which both teams have not had an opportunity of batting for a minimum of 5 overs, shall be declared no result.
21.3 Law 21.3 - Umpire (IPL Match Referee) awarding a match
Law 21.3 shall be replaced by the following:
a) A match shall be lost by a side which either
i) concedes defeat or
ii) in the opinion of the IPL Match Referee refuses to play and the IPL Match Referee shall award the match to the other side.
b) If an umpire considers that an action by any player or players might constitute a refusal by either side to play then the umpires together shall inform the IPL Match Referee of this fact. The IPL Match Referee shall together with the umpires ascertain the cause of the action. If the IPL Match Referee, after due consultation with the umpires, then decides that this action does constitute a refusal to play by one side, he shall so inform the captain of that side. If the captain persists in the action the IPL Match Referee shall award the match in accordance with (a)(ii) above.*
c) If action as in (b) above takes place after play has started and does not constitute a refusal to play the delay or interruption in play shall be dealt with in the same manner as provided for in clause 12.4.2 above.
* NB In addition to the consequences of any refusal to play prescribed under this clause, any such refusal, whether temporary or final, may result in disciplinary action being taken against the captain and team responsible under the IPL Code of Conduct.
21.4 Law 21.4 - Matches in which there is an agreement under Law 12.1 (b)
Law 21.4 shall not apply.
21.5 Law 21.5 (a) - A Tie
The following shall apply in addition to Law 21.5 (a):
If the scores are equal, the result will be a tie and no account shall be taken of the number of wickets which have fallen. In the event of a tied match the teams shall, if possible, compete in a Super Over to determine the winner. Refer to clauses 21.9.1 and 21.10 below and the attached Appendix 7.
21.6 Law 21.5 (b) - A Draw
Law 21.5 (b) shall not apply.
21.7 Interrupted or Prematurely Terminated Matches - Calculation of the Target Score
21.7.1 Interrupted Matches - Calculation of the Target Score
If, due to suspension of play after the start of the match, the number of overs in the innings of either team has to be revised to a lesser number than originally allotted (minimum of 5 overs), then a revised target score (to win) should be set for the number of overs which the team batting second will have the opportunity of facing. This revised target is to be calculated using the current Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method. The target set will always be a whole number and one run less will constitute a Tie. (Refer Duckworth/Lewis/Stern Regulations).
21.7.2 Prematurely Terminated Matches
If the innings of the side batting second is suspended (with at least 5 overs bowled) and it is not possible for the match to be resumed, the match will be decided by comparison with the DLS ‘Par Score’ determined at the instant of the suspension by the Duckworth/Lewis method (Refer Duckworth/Lewis/Stern Regulations). If the score is equal to the par score, the match is a Tie. Otherwise the result is a victory, or defeat, by the margin of runs by which the score exceeds, or falls short of, the Par Score.
21.8 Correctness of result
Any query on the result of the match as defined in Laws 21.2, 21.3, 21.5, 21.8 and 21.10 (as modified by these regulations) shall be resolved as soon as possible and a final decision made by the umpires at close of play.
21.9 League Table
21.9.1 The league competition table for the League shall be compiled by BCCI, the positions in which shall be determined by the number of points gained with points being awarded as follows:
• 2 points for each match won;
• 1 point per team taking part in any match with no result or any match which is tied (where it was not possible to complete a Super Over at the end of play or where the Super Over itself is tied);
• 1 point per team for any match involving such team which does not commence for any reason (other than where the reason for such non-commencement is a breach of the Operational Rules by one Franchisee which results in such Franchisee forfeiting such match); and
• 0 points for any match lost or forfeited.
The team with the highest number of points shall be at the top of the table and the team with the lowest shall be at the bottom.
21.9.2 Where teams have an equal number of points their relative positions shall be determined by the following:
a) the team with the most wins in matches in the League during the season will be placed in the higher position;
b) if there are teams with equal points and equal wins during the season, then in such case the team with the higher net run rate (as calculated in clause 21.11 below) will be placed in the higher position;
c) if following the net run rate calculation above there are teams which are still equal, then the team with the higher number of wickets taken per fair balls bowled in the matches played that season in which results were achieved will be placed in the higher position;
d) if still equal at the end of the regular season then the team position will be determined by drawing lots.
21.9.3 References in clause 21.9 to ‘matches’ shall not include the play-off matches.
21.10 Play-off matches
If any of the Final, the Eliminator, Qualifier 1 or Qualifier 2 matches are tied, or there is no result, the following shall apply:
a) the relevant teams shall compete in a Super Over to determine which team is the winner of the match in question; and
b) if conditions do not permit a Super Over within the time available to determine the winner or if the Super Over is tied, then the team which, at the end of the relevant regular Season, finished in the higher position in the League table (in accordance with clause 21.9 above) will be deemed the winner of the relevant play-off match.
The procedure for any Super Over shall be as set out in Appendix 7.
21.11 Net Run Rate
21.11.1 A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the season, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the season.
21.11.2 In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.
21.11.3 Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations. Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under Duckworth/Lewis/Stern, for net run rate purposes, team 1 will be accredited with team 2’s Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by team 2. Where a match is concluded but with Duckworth/Lewis/Stern having been applied at an earlier point in the match, team 1 will be accredited with 1 run less than the final Target Score for team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to team 2 to reach the target.