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23. Law 23 - Dead Ball

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

20 DEAD BALL

20.1 Ball is dead

20.1.1 The ball becomes dead when

20.1.1.1 it is finally settled in the hands of the wicket-keeper or of the bowler.

20.1.1.2 a boundary is scored. See clause19.7 (Runs scored from boundaries).

20.1.1.3 a batsman is dismissed. The ball will be deemed to be dead from the instantof the incident causing the dismissal.

20.1.1.4 whether played or not it becomes trapped between the bat and person of abatsman or between items of his clothing or equipment.

20.1.1.5 whether played or not it lodges in the clothing or equipment of a batsman orthe clothing of an umpire.


20.1.1.6 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.

20.1.1.7 there is a contravention of clause28.3 (Protective helmets belonging to thefielding side).

20.1.1.8 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

20.4.2.1 intervening in a case of unfair play.

20.4.2.2 a possibly serious injury to a player or umpire occurs.

20.4.2.3 leaving his/her normal position for consultation.

20.4.2.4 one or both bails fall from the striker’s wicket before the striker has had theopportunity of playing the ball.

20.4.2.5 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.20.4.2.6 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 20.4.2.7.The ball shall not count as one of the over.20.4.2.7 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.

20.4.2.8 the bowler drops the ball accidentally before delivery.

20.4.2.9 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).

20.4.2.10 satisfied that the ball in play cannot be recovered.

20.4.2.11 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,

20.6.1.1 it will not count in the over if the striker has not had an opportunity to play it.

20.6.1.2 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 clauses20.4.2.6 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 20.4.2.5, 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.