compiled by Alexander Mackay (last amended: 21.2.2023)
The Cricket on Ice tournament respects the international MCC laws of cricket, except where:
- The tournament consists of eight teams that compete in two round-robin style qualification groups, with 2 points awarded for a win, 1 point for a tie/draw, no
points for a loss.
- Net Run Rate (NRR) will determine league standings for teams equal on points.
- Games consist of 20 overs per innings, unless reduced by the officials.
- Bowlers are limited to 4 overs (or 1/5th of the allotted overs).
- Games begin at 10am and 1pm.
- The toss will take place 20 minutes before the scheduled start time.
- Balls are supplied by the tournament organiser.
- A ball passing the batsman above the waist on the full at the popping crease is a no-ball.
- Ball not pitching on the matting (pitch) is a no-ball.
- Other than pitching off the mat, all no-balls qualify as a "Free-hit".
- A maximum of two bounces before the ball reaches the batsman are permitted. Any ball exceeding this is deemed a no-ball.
- A ball that does not bounce and runs along the ground and breaks the wicket will be deemed a dead ball, but still count as one of the over (i.e. dot ball).
- A ball passing behind the batsman on the leg outside the profile is a wide.
- Fielders are permitted to wear gloves & sunglasses and must wear the clothing provided by the tournament organisers.
- During overs 1-6 not more than two fielders are permitted outside the circle.
- During overs 7-20 not more than five fielders are permitted outside the circle.
- Not more than five fielders are permitted on the leg-side.
- Not more than two fielders are permitted behind square.
- For the first 19 overs all extras will count as two run extras and will not be re-bowled. During this time a Wide will always take preference over a No-Ball.
- In the 20th over, a Wide & No-Ball will count as 2 Extras and will be re-bowled.
- Batsmen must wear the protective pads provided.
- There is no limit to the number of substitutes, but the officials must be made aware of all changes.
- No more than 11 fielders are permitted on the field of play at any one time.
- Specified members of the media (photographers/TV) may be tolerated on the field during play.
- The umpires decision is final and without recourse.
Please note: The tournament depends entirely on the spirit of cricket & everyone demonstrating respect, fairness & friendship for each other & the game.
“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