LAW 11 - COVERING THE PITCH

11.1Law 11.1 - Before the match
The following shall apply in addition to Law 11.1:

The pitch shall be entirely protected against rain up to commencement of play.

11.2Law 11.2 - During the match
Law 11.2 shall be replaced by the following:

The pitch shall be entirely protected against rain up to the commencement of play and for the duration of the period of the match.

The covers must totally protect the pitch and also the pitch surroundings, a minimum 5 metres either side of the pitch and any worn or soft areas in the outfield.

11.3Law 11.3 - Covering bowlers’ run ups

Law 11.3 shall be replaced by the following:

The bowlers’ run-ups shall be covered in inclement weather, in order to keep them dry, to a distance of at least 10 x 10 metres.

11.4Law 11.4 - Removal of covers

Law 11.4 shall be replaced by the following:

11.4.1All covers (including ‘hessian’ or ‘scrim’ covers used to protect the pitch against the sun) shall be removed not later than 2 1/2 hours before the scheduled start of play provided it is not raining at the time, but they will be replaced if rain falls prior to the commencement of play.

Attention is drawn to Clause 3.5 and 10.3.