Important Law of Cricket
Cricket be obliged much of its appeal and pleasure to the fact that it should be played not only according to the Laws but also inside the Spirit of Cricket. The main obligation for ensuring fair play breaks with the captains, but spreads to all players, match administrators and, particularly in junior cricket, teachers, coaches, and parents.
1st Law of Cricket:
Number of Players
A match played b/w two sides, each of 11 players, one of whom shall be captain. By contrast, a match may be played b/w sides of fewer than, or more than, 11 players, but not more than eleven players may field at any time.
Suggestion and Replacement of Players
Each captain shall suggest his/her players in writing to one of the umpires before the toss. No player changed after the proposal without the consent of the opposing captain.
Responsibility of Captains
The captains are accountable at all times for confirming that play is conducted within The Soul of Cricket as well as within the Laws.
2nd Law of Cricket:
Appointment and Attendance
Before the match, two umpires shall be selected, one for each end, to control the match as essential by the Laws, with complete impartiality.
Alteration of Umpire
An umpire shall not be altered during the match, other than in excellent circumstances unless he/she is injured or ill. If there has to be a modification of umpire, the replacement shall act only as of the protester’s end umpire unless the captains agree that the replacement should take full accountability as an umpire.
3rd Law of Cricket:
Selection of Scorers
Two scorers agreed to record all runs scored, all wickets taken and, where suitable, a number of overs bowled.
Perfection of Scores
The scorers shall often check to ensure that their records approve. They shall approve with the umpires, at least at every intermission, other than drinks intervals, and at the decision of the match, the runs scored, the wickets that have dropped and, where appropriate, the number of overs bowled.
4th Law of Cricket:
Weight and Size
The ball, when new, shall weigh not less than 5.5 scraps/155.9 g, nor more than 5.75 scraps/163 g, and shall degree not less than 8.81 in/22.4 cm, nor more than 9 in/22.9 cm in circumference.
Approval and Control of Balls
All balls to be used in the match, having been strong-minded by the umpires, shall be in the ownership of the umpires before the toss and shall continue under their control throughout the match.
If an agreement to the difference made before the match, either captain may call a new ball at the start of each innings.
5th Law of Cricket:
The bat contains two parts, a handle, and a blade. The basic necessities and measurements of the bat set out in this Law with detailed conditions in Appendix B.
The handle made mostly of cane or wood. The part of the handle that is exclusively outside the blade is defined to be the superior portion of the handle. It is a conventional shaft for holding the bat.
The blade includes the entire of the bat apart from the handle as defined 5.2 and in Appendix B.3. The blade shall contain solely of wood.
6th Law of Cricket:
Area of Pitch
The pitch is a four-sided area of the ground 22 yards/20.12 m in length and 10 ft, in width. It limited at either end by the bowling crinkles and on either side by unreal lines, one each side of the unreal line joining the centers of the two middle stumps, each similar to it and 5 ft, from it. If the pitch is next to a fake pitch which is closer than 5 ft, from the middle bases, the pitch on that side will spread only to the junction of the two exteriors.
Selection and Preparation
Before the match, the Ground Expert shall be responsible for the selection and research of the pitch. During the match, the umpires shall control its use and conservation.
7th Law of Cricket:
The situations of a bowling crease, an exploding crease and two return creases marked by white lines, as set out in 7.2/ 7.3 and 7.4, at every end of the pitch.
The Bowling Creases
The bowling crease, which is the back advantage of the crease pattern, is the line that marks the end of the pitch. It shall be 8 ft 8 in, in length.
8th Laws of Cricket:
Description, Width, and Pitching
Two sets of wickets pitched differing and parallel to each other in the Centre’s of the bowling creases.
- The bails, when in position on highest of the stumps,
- Shall not project more than 1.27 cm upstairs.
- Shall fit b/w the stumps without making them out of the vertical.