Cricket on Ice tournament regulations

compiled by Alexander Mackay (Head umpire)

The Cricket on Ice tournament respects the international MCC laws of cricket, except where:

  1. Four teams compete in a round-robin style tournament, with 2 points awarded for a win, 1 point for a tie/draw, no points for a loss.
  2. Net Run Rate (NRR) will determine league standings for teams equal on points.
  3. Games consist of 20 overs per innings, unless reduced by the officials.
  4. Bowlers are limited to 4 overs (or 1/5th of the allotted overs).
  5. Games begin at 10am and 1pm.
  6. Rubber/plastic pink or orange indoor balls are supplied by the tournament organisers.
  7. Ball not pitching on the matting (pitch) is a no-ball.
  8. A maximum of two bounces before the ball reaches the batsman are permitted. Any ball exceeding this is deemed a no-ball.
  9. A ball passing behind the batsman on the leg is not necessarily a wide.
  10. A ball passing the batsman above the shoulder on the full at the popping crease is a no-ball.
  11. Only a front-foot no-ball qualifies as a "Free-hit".
  12. Fielders are permitted to wear gloves & sunglasses and must wear the clothing provided by the tournament organisers
  13. Batsmen must wear protective pads.
  14. There is no limit on the number of substitutes, but the officials must be made aware of all changes.
  15. No more than 11 fielders are permitted on the field of play at any one time.
  16. Specified members of the media (photographers/TV) may be tolerated on the field during play.

Please note: The tournament depends entirely on the spirit of cricket, everyone demonstrating respect, fairness & friendship for each other & the game.


COI Scoresheet.pdf
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“For when the One Great Scorer comes, to mark against your name,

he writes - not that you won or lost -, but how you played the game.”

From the poem "Alumnus Football" by Grantland Rice