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10. Law 10 - Preparation and Maintenance of the Playing Area

1. Law 1 - The Players

2. Law 2 - Substitutes and Runners, Batsman or Fielder Leaving the Field, Batsman Retiring, Batsman Commencing Innings

3. Law 3 - The Umpires

4. Law 4 - The Scorers

5. Law 5 - The Ball

6. Law 6 - The Bat

7. Law 7 - The Pitch

8. Law 8 - The Wickets

9. Law 9 - The Bowling, Popping and Return Creases

10. Law 10 - Preparation and Maintenance of the Playing Area

11. Law 11 - Covering the Pitch

12. Law 12 - Innings

13. Law 13 - The Follow-on

14. Law 14 - Declaration and Forfeiture

15. Law 15 - Intervals

16. Law 16 - Start of Play; Cessation of Play

17. Law 17 - Practice on the Field

18. Law 18 - Scoring Runs

19. Law 19 - Boundaries

20. Law 20 - Lost Ball

21. Law 21 - The Result

22. Law 22 - The Over

23. Law 23 - Dead Ball

24. Law 24 - No Ball

25. Law 25 - Wide Ball

26. Law 26 - Bye and Leg Bye

27. Law 27 - Appeals

28. Law 28 - The Wicket is Down

29. Law 29 - Batsman out of His Ground

30. Law 30 - Bowled

31. Law 31 - Timed Out

32. Law 32 - Caught

33. Law 33 - Handled the Ball

34. Law 34 - Hit the Ball Twice

35. Law 35 - Hit Wicket

36. Law 36 - Leg Before Wicket

37. Law 37 - Obstructing the Field

38. Law 38 - Run Out

39. Law 39 - Stumped

40. Law 40 - The Wicket-Keeper

41. Law 41 - Fielder

42. Law 42 - Fair and Unfair Play

43. APPENDIX 1

44. APPENDIX 2

45. APPENDIX 3

46. APPENDIX 4

47. APPENDIX 5

48. APPENDIX 6

49. APPENDIX 7

50. IPL 2016 PLAYOFF MATCHES

 

LAW 10 - PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE PLAYING AREA

10.1Law 10.1 - Rolling
The following shall apply in addition to Law 10.1:

10.1.1Prior to tossing for choice of innings the artificial drying of the pitch and outfield shall be at the discretion of the groundsman. Thereafter and throughout the match the drying of the outfield may be undertaken at any time by the groundsman, but the drying of the affected area of the pitch shall be carried out only on the instructions and under the supervision of the umpires. The umpires shall be empowered to have the pitch dried without reference to the captains at any time they are of the opinion that it is unfit for play.

10.1.2The umpires may instruct the groundsman to use any available equipment, including any roller for the purpose of drying the pitch and making it fit for play.

10.1.3An absorbent roller may be used to remove water from the covers including the cover on the match pitch.

10.2Law 10.6 - Maintenance of foot holes
The following shall apply in addition to Law 10.6:

The umpires shall see that wherever possible and whenever it is considered necessary, action is taken during all intervals in play to do whatever is practicable to improve the bowler’s foot holes.

10.3Protection and preparation of adjacent pitches during matches
The protection (by way of an appropriate cover) and preparation of pitches which are adjacent to the match pitch will be permitted during the match subject to the following:

10.3.1Such measures will only be possible if requested by the ground curator and approved by the umpires before the start of the match.

10.3.2 Approval should only be granted where such measures are unavoidable and will not compromise the safety of the players or their ability to execute their actions with complete freedom.

10.3.3The preparation work shall be carried out under the supervision of the fourth umpire.

10.3.4Any necessary watering shall be carried out only to the extent necessary for such preparations and shall not be permitted in circumstances which may in any way affect the match pitch.

10.3.5The consent of the captains is not required but the umpires shall advise both captains and the IPL Match Referee before the start of the match on what has been agreed.