1 THE PLAYERS
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:
184.108.40.206 Be nominated as, or carry out any of the duties or responsibilities of a substitute fielder, or
220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168 (for example, the player is not permitted to enter the on-field ‘dug-out’)
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.