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

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 16 - START OF PLAY; CESSATION OF PLAY

Law 16 shall apply subject to the following (see also clauses 15 and 12.4):

16.1Law 16.1 - Start and Cessation Times
To be determined by BCCI subject to there being 2 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes each (including 5 minutes of time-out), separated by a 20 minute interval between innings.

16.2Minimum Over Rates
The minimum over rate to be achieved by the fielding Team is 14.11 overs per hour (ignoring the time taken by time-outs). After the completion of the match, the actual over rate will be calculated by the umpires for the period up until the start of the final over of each innings.

In uninterrupted matches, this means that the 20th over should start within 90 minutes (being 85 minutes of playing time plus 5 minutes of time-out) of the start of the innings. For delayed or interrupted matches where an innings is scheduled to be less than 20 overs, the maximum time of 90 minutes shall be reduced by 4 minutes 25seconds for every over by which the innings is reduced.

In calculating the actual over rate for the match, 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) time wasting by the batting side;

e) an allowance of 1 minute will be given for each of the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th wickets taken during an innings, except if there is a stoppage in play pursuant to 15.2.4; and

f) all other circumstances that are beyond the control of the fielding side.

In the event of any time allowances being granted to the fielding team under 16.2 (d) above (time wasting by batting team), then such time may, in the following circumstances, be deducted from the allowances granted to such batting team in the determination of its over rate. If, in the opinion and judgment of the umpires, there are repetitive stoppages caused by the batting side, the on field umpires should issue a first and final caution to the batsmen at the wicket. The fourth umpire should ensure that the batting captain (if not at the wicket) and the team manager are both aware of the warning. If further delays are caused by the batting side, the third umpire will make the appropriate adjustments (debits) to the over rate sheet for the current batting team’s bowling innings for its bowling over rate.

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.

If a side is bowled out or, in the second innings, the batting side wins the match within the time determined for that complete scheduled innings pursuant to these playing conditions (taking into account all of the time allowances set out above), the fielding side will be deemed to have complied with the required minimum over rate