1. Minimum Over Rates

The minimum over rate to be achieved by the fielding Team in Matches shall be as prescribed in the Match Playing Conditions such that the 20th over commences within 1 hour and 25 minutes of the start of the innings (“Minimum Over Rate”)

2. Calculation of the Actual Over Rate

In calculating the minimum over rate for a Match, as determined by the Match Playing Conditions in force from time to time, adjustment should be made for any time-outs which do not occur and allowances will be given for the actual time lost as a result of any of the following:

(a) treatment given by authorised medical personnel to a Player on the field of play;

(b) a Player being required to leave the field of play as a result of a serious injury;

(c) all third umpire referrals and consultations;

(d) an allowance of 1 minute will be given for each of the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th wickets taken during an innings;

(e) time wasting by the batting side (which may, in addition, constitute a separate offence pursuant to any of Articles 2.1.8, 2.2.11, 2.3.3 or 2.4.4 depending upon the context and seriousness of the incident); and

(f) all other circumstances beyond the control of the fielding team.

In addition to the allowances as provided for above, in the case of an innings that has been reduced due to any delay or interruption in play, an additional allowance of 1 minute for every full 3 overs by which the innings is reduced will be granted.

An allowances given to the bowling team in respect of (e) above may be charged to the batting team for the purpose of calculating their over rate when they bowl – please refer to the Match Playing Conditions.

3. Procedure

3.1 The over-rate will be calculated at the end of the Match by the Umpires. Where the actual over rate is calculated by the Umpires as being equal to or in excess of the Minimum Over Rate, no further action shall be taken. No further action shall be taken in respect of Minimum Over Rates in a Match in the event of the batting Team being bowled out within the time determined for that innings under the Match Playing Conditions

3.2 Where the actual over rate is calculated by the Umpires as being less than the Minimum Over Rate required by the Match Playing Conditions the following shall apply:

3.2.1 only the Umpires that officiated in the Match during which the alleged offence was committed can report such an offence to the Match Referee, and such report, which must be completed on such form as may be made available for such purpose by BCCI from time to time, must be lodged with the Match Referee (or, where, for logistical reasons, it is impractical to lodge with the Match Referee, the IPL Chief Operating Officer) within 18 hours of the end of the relevant Match.

3.2.2 thereafter, the Match Referee shall promptly consult with the Umpires and shall be entitled, after such consultation, to make such amendments to the actual over rate calculation as he/she deems appropriate in the circumstances to reflect those circumstances that are beyond the control of the fielding team (including, but not limited to those set out in Article 2 of this Appendix 2).

3.2.3 where the Match Referee confirms that the Minimum Over Rate has not been achieved by the fielding side in any Match, this shall constitute an offence under Article 2.5 of the Code of Conduct and the Match Referee will promptly issue a Notice of Charge in accordance with Article 4.1 of the Code of Conduct (with the Team Captain being charged in his own name and, in the event of a second offence during the Season, on behalf of the Players in the fielding side as well as himself) and the matter will be thereafter be adjudicated by the Match Referee in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 5.

4. Applicable Sanctions for a Minimum Over Rate Offence

4.1 The principles set out in Article 7 (regarding Sanctions) shall be applied in full except that:

4.1.1 in order to determine the sanction that is to be imposed in each case, the Match Referee must first consider whether the Team has previously been found guilty of the same offence under the Code of Conduct in any previous Match during the same Season. The IPL Chief Operating Officer will maintain a register of all reports of alleged Minimum Over Rate breaches of the Code of Conduct. The register must record the outcome of any hearings and appeals including any sanctions imposed.

4.1.2 once the Match Referee has established whether this is a repeat offence, then he/shall apply the mandatory sanctions that are set out in Article 4.2, below.

4.2 For the purpose of Minimum Over Rate Offences only, the table at Article 7.3 of the Code of Conduct shall be replaced with the following:

4.2.1 for the first offence as Captain of the bowling Team in a Season the Captain of the bowling Team will be fined US$20,000;

4.2.2 for the second offence in a Season as Captain of the bowling Team then the Captain will be fined US$40,000;

4.2.3 for the second offence by the Team in a Season, each member of the playing XI in the Team for the relevant Match (excluding the Captain) will be fined the lesser of (a) US$10,000 and (b) 25% of his Match Fee;

4.2.4 for the third and each subsequent offence in a Season as Captain of the bowling Team, the Captain will be fined US$50,000 and banned from playing in the Team’s next League Match;

4.2.5 for the third and each subsequent offence in a Season by the Team each member of the playing XI in the Team for the relevant Match (excluding the Captain) will be fined the lesser of (a) US$20,000 and (b) 50% of his Match Fee;

4.2.6 in the event that a Captain, having being found guilty of one or more offences under this Article 4.2 of this Appendix 2 during the Season, relinquishes the captaincy but remains in the playing XI, he will (unless BCCI has in writing confirmed the change of captaincy) continue to receive sanctions as per Articles 4.2.2 and 4.2.4 (as relevant) and not as per Articles 4.2.3 and 4.2.5.