Overall Format of the Tournament


1.      Games will be 15 Overs a side, played with Hard YELLOW Tennis Ball. Each side will get a new ball to start the innings and will use old ball if the new ball is lost or damaged. Umpires shall make sure that they select the old ball as close to the condition of the ball used before.

2.      2 points shall be awarded for winning and 1 point each for a Tie. No point shall be awarded for losing and for forfeiting.

3.      Umpires Decision is final and umpires will have final jurisdiction on all appeals and retains the right to alter their decision provided it is done promptly and within cricketing rules as applied. For all the rules/exception that is not listed here will assume the acceptance of ICC rule book.

4.      Tournament will host 10 teams grouped in 2 groups of 5 each. Teams will play round robin schedule within their group and 3 teams per group will qualify for the super six stage. In super six stage teams from Group A will play with teams from group B.  4 teams will qualify based on the points and Net run rate.

5.      There will be IPL style qualifiers for the final; winner of semifinal 1 (between 1st spot and 2nd spot team from the super six stages) will qualify for final and the losing team will have one more chance to qualify. They will play the winner of semifinal 2(between (3rd spot and 4th spot team).

6.      Awards will be given to the Man of the Match’s in the each game, Batsman of the series and Bowler of the series.

7.      ICC cricket standards will be applied unless otherwise stated in the document. Following link will be used to dispute any predicament in orderly manner

8.      Duck worth Lewis Method will be used to name the winner if second half of the match is stopped due to rain or grounds availability or delay in the progression of the game. DL method is used only in second innings stoppage. Organizers should be absolved for any mathematical or statistical error in the calculator.

9.      Each innings is allotted 55mins to complete and overall of 2hrs are allotted for both sides. This includes prep time and innings break time.



Team Composition


10.   Team roster is limited to 16 players and their names should be registered by July 10th 2013
10a. During the Meeting on July 11th, it was decided by the teams entirely to make pictures on the TPL website against team rosters as mandatory.

11.   Teams qualifying for the super six and playing in super six and further should have players in their team played at least 2 games in the initial round robin games

12.   Teams shall not play a player from another team in the tournament and no swapping of the player is allowed once the tournament has started. Please read violation and penalty section for the consequences of breaking this law


TPL Game rules


13.   ICC cricket rules are followed with following exceptions

a.      No Leg Byes, No LBW  - but bye runs are allowed

b.      Dead Ball : Two bounces before the stumps ( In case of doubt, Umpires shall consult and take decision)

c.      No inside circle concept

d.      Rules of boundary may differ with respect to the field used ( umpires shall consult the captain to be made aware of the topology of the ground)

e.      Penalty of 5 runs if the active ball touches ( bottle/cap or any personal belongings on ground /( all cricketing rules will apply in all other instances)

f.       No Ball : No warnings will be given If the ball is over the Head- only exception when “ No Ball “ is not called is when  batsman is out of the crease and ball is either bounced over the head or bowled full toss above the waist.

g.      Fielder shall not use the fence or impairment to catch the ball and claim the out

h.      Free hit will be awarded for the no ball bowled ( Overstepping only )

14.    All the regular modes of dismissal shall apply other than the few exceptions described above.

15.   One Bowler can bowl 20% of the allotted overs.

16.   Pitch length: 22 yards and it will be consistent across all the games and across all the grounds

17.   The break between the innings should not exceed more than 5 mins.

18.   During Flood Light games, following rules apply:

 After 8 overs in each innings new ball will be used.

During the game, if the ball loses its color, a ball with better visibility and closest in characteristics (apart from color) to the ball in play will be used. Umpires will take a call on which ball to select

               Umpire will decide the max. overs per game if both the teams are late based on below table :

            7.45 PM : 14 overs a side

            8.00 PM : 12 overs a side

            8.15 PM : 10 overs a side


Logistics and General Rules


19.   Rain Day - Stoppage : If any games get washed out , there will be a shorter version of the game, where each side will get 10 overs to play the game. Reserve day will be notified upfront by the schedulers and teams will have to make use of that day to finish any qualifiers.  DL method is not used in the shorter version of the games.

20.   Retired Hurt: Batsman who is retired can return back to the crease only after all other batsmen gets out.

21.   Help Runner: Unless the batsman needing the runner is hurt on the field or discussed b/w captains/umpire before the game, batsman shall not be relieved with the bye runner.  Hurt doesn't include running out of energy on the field.

22.   A bowler cannot be changed in the middle of the over for any reason unless he is hurt and notified to the umpire and opposite side captain. A bowler replacing the hurt bowler shall abide by the Rule 15.

23.   Game Start Time1: Match starts at 7.30 AM sharp; both the teams must have at least 8 players on the ground for the match to start. If one of the teams does not have 8 players on the ground at the scheduled start time then the “team in advantage”,  i.e. the team that does have 8 players ready, will have the discretion to have the umpire deduct 2 overs  from the “team in defaults’” batting innings.

24.   Game Start Time2: If both the teams do not have 8 players in ground at the scheduled start time, the umpire shall move the start time to 7:45AM and this will be considered as the new start time with 13 overs an innings and the same rules described above will be applied.

25.   Game Start Time3: If both teams do not have 8 players at 7:45AM then the umpire will move the start time to 8AM and this will be the new start time and Maximum overs will be 12 per innings. Now at 8AM if one team has 8 players and the other does not then “team in advantage” will have the discretion to get a “walk over” from the “team in default”

26.   Exception to Rule 17, 18, 19 is that team with at least 8 players agree to play with 8 players the entire game.

27.   Game Start Time4: If both teams do not have 8 players at 8:30AM then both the team will lose a point each.

28.   Rainy conditions: Captains to call Ravi / Madhu / Pradeep and take the final call on the decision.

29.   If any new rule need to be added that is outside of the existing rules and doesn’t contradict the existing rules, captains from all the teams shall have the vote in adding the new rules. If there is a tie in the voting process organizing executive committee will take a decision to add or remove a rule.

30.    In case of a tie, both the teams will share a point each in round robin and the team with better run rate moves on to the top.    

31.    In case of tie in super six, semifinal and final. We will have super 3 overs, where 4 can bat and 3 can bowl. Bowlers have to be different and one cannot bowl more than 1 over. Fielding will be done as per the TPL fielding rules of a regular game. If 4 batsmen get out within the allotted 3 overs, the innings is considered as done and the chasing team will start their chase. In the event of a tie in the 3 over elimination, then the same process is repeated again with 1 over as the super over.


 Violation and Penalty


32.   Roster Violation Rules: Team cannot include a player out of the roster – after the roster is fixed. Captains of teams will have the roster of the other teams for verification and it is the responsibility of the captains to check if the players are properly listed in the roster or not. If team is in violation of the above rule following consequences are deemed.

a.       First time offense:  If the perpetrating team wins the game then the team will forfeit the game and will receive a 1 point penalty.  The losing team will be awarded the complete 2 point and Win in their column. 

b.       There will also be a 1.0 run rate deduction from the overall net run rate of the violating team.
c.     In the event both the teams playing the particular match between them violates rule 32, then there will be a reduction in the points by 1 point for the teams and the Net run rate will be reduced by 0.5pts for both the violating teams” This is done in addition to the player who played out of the roster being made ineligible to play in the TPL 2013 hence forth. Continuing with the Penalty, additional section to the clause will be as follows
d.     Any willful manipulation of the above clause to assist the team standings or any collusion between the teams to gain points will be treated as second violation and the rule 32, second violation penalties would be considered from this day (July 22, 2013) onwards.
e.    Teams shall exchange the names of their players before the toss in front of the umpires and the match official - ( Newly included )

f.      Second offense: Team will be disqualified from the tournament and there will be no refund of the entry fees.

33.   Any team(s) found to be guilty of any rule violations or misconduct will be liable for getting penalized as deemed appropriate by the Organizers.  Penalties can range from warnings, point deductions, forfeiture of deposit, match cancellations, disqualification, to getting banned from future tournaments, etc.  
33a. Absence of Designated umpires from the designated team will incur cash penalty of $20 for the designated team. Organizers will pay the penalized money to the reserve umpires, so that games moves on smoothly.



d.      Innings APP will be used to score the game and both the team captains will reconcile the score sheets with the scorekeeper and finalize right after the game.

e.      Teams shall enter their team players in the APP before the game begins.

f.       TPL website will list the statistics of bowling and batting and the overall team standing in the tournament.

g.      Match official will be responsible for scoring and uploading the score to TPL website. 





h.      If a regular player is substituted and then returns to the field, he cannot bowl for as many overs for which he was substituted.

i.        Player has to start the game to be considered as an eligible player to the playoffs and a substitute player will be not be considered as an adherent to the rule 8.

  substitution rules are accepted widely other than the above exceptions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



34.  Man of the match will be given only to the winning team.

35.  In case of a tie both the teams will nominate a man of the match.