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Tournament Rules and Regulations
  • A month long, Under 14 cricket tournament in Mumbai.
  • The entry in the tournament is BY INVITATION ONLY and requires NO ENTRY FEES.
  • A total of 10 teams are participating in the tournament. Each team will be playing 9 League Games before qualifying for semi-finals.
  • Playing teams would only bear umpire & ball charges for every match.
  • All the matches would be of 30 overs and would be played between 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • The teams must report at least 45 minutes prior to the start of their match.
  • A standard white cricket ball shall be used for all the matches.
  • All the players have to wear their respective SportsLife jerseys given to them.
  • All the matches will be 14 players a side, and all 14 players should be born on or after 1st September, 2001.
  • All the teams need to submit a list of 20 players maximum for the tournament with self attested copies of Birth Certificates (Certificates to be submitted before 31st March, 2016). This list cannot be changed or altered.
  • Out of the 14 players playing the match, only 11 players are allowed to participate in the match at any point in time. Three tactical changes have to be made during the match while fielding i.e. mandatory change in fielders at the end of 8th over, 16th over and 24th over. After every tactical move, the swapped player goes out of game and is allowed to participate as a fielder only.
  • Teams need to utilize atleast 7 bowlers compulsorily with a maximum of 5 overs a bowler and top 4 batsmen are not allowed to bowl.
  • First 5 overs of the innings would be the Mandatory Power Play with only 2 fielders allowed outside the inner circle. One Batting Power Play of 3 overs can be taken between 21st over to 30th over with only 3 fielders allowed outside the inner circle. If not taken then 28th over to 30th over becomes the Mandatory Batting Power Play.
  • The pitch shall be the normal size of 22 yards.
  • All batsmen should wear cricket pads, batting gloves and other protectors.
  • Batsman may be retired after they have faced a minimum 15 legal deliveries and all the retirements of batsman must take place at the end of the overs.
  • Retired batsman can only return to bat only after all other members of the team on the team list that are present have batted and Batsman return in the order they were retired in and can’t get retired again.
  • Retired Batsman at the end of the match is recorded as "Retire Not Out".
  • No fielder may stand within 2 meters of the playing surface in front of the striker's wicket.
  • The wicket-keeper must wear gloves and pads and other protectors like helmets whenever necessary. A helmet must be worn when the wicket keeper stands within 3 meters of the wicket.
  • In case of a match is tied during the league stage, the teams will share the match points.
  • In case, a knock out match is tied, result would arise out of a bowl out scenario.
  • Each team would be given a chance to allocate 5 bowlers to bowl a delivery each. In case of no result even after the bowl out, the sudden death mechanism would come into play.
  • In case of equal points in the point table at the end of the league stage, the team with higher net run rate would have better standing.
  • Each inning needs to get completed in maximum of 135 minutes. Failing to which, there would be a penalty of 15 runs per late over.
  • The teams shall be given 30 minutes between the innings.
  • All other rules and regulations related to playing conditions are as per standard one day rules of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and the final decision would be with the on-field umpires.
  • An 11 member panel, consisting of one member from all the teams participating in the tournament and one member from SportsLife would be formed to arrive at mutual consensus in the event of any uncertainty during the tournament.