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Rules of Twenty 20 Cricket
Twenty-20 cricket format is the latest addition to the game of cricket.
The format has gained great popularity in a short time and has brought a
carnival type of atmosphere to the game of cricket. The laws of 20-20
cricket are a bit different.
Laws of Twenty20 Cricket
- The name "Twenty20" implies that each team in a Twenty
20 cricket match will have a maximum of 20 overs
- A bowler can bowl a maximum of four overs.
- Free Hit: If the bowler bowls a no-ball as a result of
overstepping, the next ball shall be a Free Hit. For this ball, the
batsman is not given out by any way in the cricket rules apart from
being run-out. The captain cannot change field setting and it will
be the same as the previous ball.
- A maximum of two fielders can be outside the 30 yard circle in
the first 6 overs. These overs are known as Power Play.
- For the remaining 14 overs not more than five players can be
outside the 30 yard circle.
- Only 5 fielders can field on the leg side at any point of time.
- A new batsman has to come to the crease within 90 seconds after
the dismissal of the previous batsman.
- The teams do not sit in the pavilion. Instead, they sit in the
dug-outs, next to each other, just behind the boundary line.
- If a Twenty 20 match ends in a tie, the outcome is decided by a
novel concept called bowl-out.
- According to this (Bowl Out) Twenty 20 cricket rule, five bowlers
from either team are allowed to a bowl each at the wicket with no
batsman at the crease. The Twenty 20 rule states that the maximum
time the wicket is castled by either team decides the outcome of the
Twenty 20 match. If the match is still undecided the five bowlers
are again required to bowl at the wicket.
This page was last updated on 25/09/2007.