20 DEAD BALL
20.1 Ball is dead
20.1.1 The ball becomes dead when
188.8.131.52 it is finally settled in the hands of the wicket-keeper or of the bowler.
184.108.40.206 a boundary is scored. See clause19.7 (Runs scored from boundaries).
220.127.116.11 a batsman is dismissed. The ball will be deemed to be dead from the instantof the incident causing the dismissal.
18.104.22.168 whether played or not it becomes trapped between the bat and person of abatsman or between items of his clothing or equipment.
22.214.171.124 whether played or not it lodges in the clothing or equipment of a batsman orthe clothing of an umpire.
126.96.36.199 there is an award of Penalty runs under either of clauses 24.4 (Player returningwithout permission) or 28.2 (Fielding the ball). The ball shall not count as oneof the over.
188.8.131.52 there is a contravention of clause28.3 (Protective helmets belonging to thefielding side).
184.108.40.206 the match is concluded in any of the ways stated in clause12.5 (Conclusion ofmatch).
20.1.2 The ball shall be considered to be dead when it is clear to the bowler’s end umpirethat the fielding side and both batsmen at the wicket have ceased to regard it as inplay.
20.1.3 In a match where cameras are being used on or over the field of play (e.g. Spidercam), should a ball that has been hit by the batsman make contact, while still in play, with the camera, its apparatus or its cable, either umpire shall call and signal ‘dead ball’. The ball shall not count as one of the over and no runs shall be scored. If the delivery was called a No ball it shall count and the No ball penalty shall be applied. No other runs (including penalty runs) apart from the No ball penalty shall be scored.20.1.4 Should a ball thrown by a fielder make contact with a camera on or over the field of play, its apparatus or its cable, either umpire shall call and signal dead ball. Unless this was already a No ball or wide, the ball shall count as one of the over. All runs scored to that point shall count, plus the run in progress if the batsmen have already crossed.20.1.5 Refer also to paragraph 2.6 of Appendix D.
20.2 Ball finally settled
Whether the ball is finally settled or not is a matter for the umpire alone to decide.
20.3 Call of Over or Time
Neither the call of Over (see clause17.4), nor the call of Time (see clause12.2) is to be madeuntil the ball is dead, either under clauses 20.1 or 20.4.
20.4 Umpire calling and signalling Dead ball
20.4.1 When the ball has become dead under clause 20.1, the bowler’s end umpire may call andsignal Dead ball if it is necessary to inform the players.
20.4.2 Either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball when
220.127.116.11 intervening in a case of unfair play.
18.104.22.168 a possibly serious injury to a player or umpire occurs.
22.214.171.124 leaving his/her normal position for consultation.
126.96.36.199 one or both bails fall from the striker’s wicket before the striker has had theopportunity of playing the ball.
188.8.131.52 the striker is not ready for the delivery of the ball and, if the ball is delivered,makes no attempt to play it. Provided the umpire is satisfied that the strikerhad adequate reason for not being ready, the ball shall not count as one of theover.184.108.40.206 the striker is distracted by any noise or movement or in any other way whilepreparing to receive, or receiving a delivery. This shall apply whether thesource of the distraction is within the match or outside it. Note also clause 220.127.116.11.The ball shall not count as one of the over.18.104.22.168 there is an instance of a deliberate attempt to distract under either of clauses41.4 (Deliberate attempt to distract striker) or 41.5 (Deliberate distraction,deception or obstruction of batsman). The ball shall not count as one of theover.
22.214.171.124 the bowler drops the ball accidentally before delivery.
126.96.36.199 the ball does not leave the bowler’s hand for any reason other than anattempt to run out the non-striker under clause41.16 (Non-striker leaving hisground early).
188.8.131.52 satisfied that the ball in play cannot be recovered.
184.108.40.206 required to do so under any of the Playing Conditions not included above.
20.5 Ball ceases to be dead
The ball ceases to be dead – that is, it comes into play – when the bowler starts his run-upor, if there is no run-up, starts his bowling action.
20.6 Dead ball; ball counting as one of over20.6.1 When a ball which has been delivered is called dead or is to be considered deadthen, other than as in clause20.6.2,
220.127.116.11 it will not count in the over if the striker has not had an opportunity to play it.
18.104.22.168 unless No ball or Wide ball has been called, it will be a valid ball if the striker has had an opportunity to play it, except in the circumstances of clauses22.214.171.124 and24.4 ( Player returning without permission), 28.2 (Fielding the ball), 41.4(Deliberate attempt to distract striker) and 41.5 (Deliberate distraction,deception or obstruction of batsman).20.6.2 In clause 126.96.36.199, the ball will not count in the over only if both conditions of not attemptingto play the ball and having an adequate reason for not being ready are met. Otherwise the delivery will be a valid ball.