ICC T20 World Cup Format And Rules
The ICC T20 World Cup was founded in the year 2007 by the International Cricket Council. This is a very prestigious international cricket tournament and is held every year in different countries. The ICC T20 World Cup has the word ‘T20’ as each match is limited to 20 overs only. It is held in the months of September and October every year. In 2012 The ICC T20 World Cup will be held from 18 September 2012 to 7 October 2012.
ICC T20 World Cup Format
The format basically forms the pattern of limited overs cricket where two teams compete with each other during a single innings. The unique factor of this category of tournament is that each team plays for 20 overs only. As far as visual arrangement is concerned, the specialty of the ICC T20 World Cup is that the batsmen do not emerge from dressing rooms as in other tournaments but they go and come from a “bench” which is actually a row of chairs which is seen in the live arena. This is comparable to the “dugout” in baseball or the “technical area” in football.
The usual cricket rules apply to the ICC T20 World Cup. However there are a few exceptions:
- * Each bowler is allowed to bowl up to a fifth of the total overs in a particular innings. In the case of a regular T20 match it amounts to 4 overs.
- * If a bowler delivers a no-ball when he oversteps the pop crease, one run is given away. Moreover, the next delivery of that bowler is assigned as a “free-hit”. Under these conditions the batsman can only be declared out if he hits the ball twice, “handles” the ball, obstructs the ball or is run out.
- * Regarding fielding these are the rules: There can be only a maximum of five fielders on the leg side at any given point in time.
- * Most of the fielders are allowed only two fielders on the outsider perimeter of the fielding circle during the first six overs. This situation is also known as the “power play”.
- * At the end of power play, up to five fielders are allowed to stand on the outside of the fielding circle.
- * And finally in case that the fielding team fails to begin bowling their twentieth over inside a period of 75 minutes, the batting side receives another six runs for each over after 75 minutes have elapsed. A concession of some more time can be given to the fielding side if the umpire is of the opinion that the batting team is using time-wasting tactics.
These are a few of the main rules of the ICC T20 World Cup Cricket. By being aware of these basic rules, you should be able to understand the ICC T20 World Cup Cricket better.
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