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1. Law 1 - The Players

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










1.1 Number of players

A match is played between two sides, each of eleven players, one of whom shall be captain.

1.2 Nomination and replacement of players

1.2.1 Each captain shall nominate 11 players plus a maximum of 4 substitute fielders in writing to the IPL Match Referee before the toss. No player (member of the playing eleven) may be changed after the nomination without the consent of the opposing captain.

1.2.2 Only those nominated as substitute fielders shall be entitled to act as substitute fielders during the match (subject to clause 1.2.6), unless the IPL Match Referee, in exceptional circumstances, allows subsequent additions.

1.2.3 All those nominated including those nominated as substitute fielders, must be eligible to play for that particular team and have been included in the teams registered squad of players as announced to BCCI per the Player Regulations and by such nomination the nominees shall warrant that they are so eligible.

1.2.4 In addition, by their nomination, the nominees shall be deemed to have agreed to abide by all the applicable IPL Regulations and in particular, the Clothing and Equipment Regulations, the Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials (hereafter referred to as the IPL Code of Conduct), the IPL Anti-Racism Code for Players and Team Officials, the BCCI Anti-Doping Code and the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code for Participants.

1.2.5 Each team may not name more than 4 Overseas players (as defined in the IPL Player Regulations) in its starting eleven for any match.

1.2.6 A team may not have more than 4 Overseas players on the field of play at any time during any Match. Thus, if the team names the maximum 4 Overseas players in its starting XI, an Overseas player may only take the field as a substitute fielder if the player that he is replacing is an Overseas player. If the team names less than 4 Overseas players in its starting XI, Overseas players may only enter the field of play as substitute fielders to the extent that by doing so, they do not take the total number of Overseas players representing that team on the field to more than 4.

1.2.7 A player or player support personnel who has been suspended from participating in a match shall not, from the toss of the coin and for the remainder of the match thereafter: Be nominated as, or carry out any of the duties or responsibilities of a substitute fielder, or Enter any part of the playing area (which shall include the field of play and the area between the boundary and the perimeter boards) at any time, including any scheduled or unscheduled breaks in play.

A player who has been suspended from participating in a match shall, from the toss of the coin and for the remainder of the match thereafter, be permitted to enter the players’ dressing room provided that the players’ dressing room (or any part thereof) for the match is not within the playing area described in (for example, the player is not permitted to enter the on-field ‘dug-out’)

1.3 Captain

1.3.1 If at any time the captain is not available, a deputy shall act for him.

1.3.2 If a captain is not available to nominate the players, then any person associated with that team may act as his deputy to do so. See clause 1.2.

1.3.3 At any time after the nomination of the players, only a nominated player can act as deputy in discharging the duties and responsibilities of the captain as stated in these Playing Conditions, including at the toss. See clause13.4 (The toss).

1.4 Responsibility of captains

The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of Cricket as well as within these Playing Conditions.