Sunday, 10 June 2018

10. Things that need fixing in Super 20

CURRENT STATUS

Ready for a (long) NOTICE OF MOTION to be compiled. 

(Maybe this should be split up into 13 parts.)
ABM 22-May-2018, revised12-Jun-2018

WHAT'S THIS ABOUT

Basically this is no more than a tidying up exercise. But the mess is very knotty so it's a big job.

Many of the problem regs can simply be copied from a broadly similar Saturday or Sunday regulation. ( A straight swap in and renumber exercise.)

But many of the Super 20 Regs might contradict or have incompatibility with other competitions. For this reason current Super 20 Regulations cannot be integrated into the other regulations.

Honestly I haven't checked that it is ALL of them.

The issue of combining all three sets of playing regulations into a single document is a MAJOR job. See separate discussion about this issue at https://tinyurl.com/ya6vgf5g .

Biggest outstanding issue is that generally the numbering in the Super 20 Regs is a mess.

The simplest way to proceed is to number in a "reg. no"."number" fashion for each complete sentence. (Item G below shows an example of this.)

When all these are complete then integration can be considered. I think this needs quite a bit of work to complete. It might even require a complete rewrite process.

But it's a headache.

Meanwhile....


WHAT'S THE LIST OF THINGS TO FIX

Here is a list of items needing attention in the Super 20 Regs.

First, rules for these (A to E) are missing (partly or entirely) from the current Super 20 regulations:



Item A Waist High No Ball Rule.
Some advice about this is presently included in the Super 20 scorebook but **NOT** in the Playing Regulations.
  • Add to Super 20 Reg 14 with 3 new clauses similar to Sunday 50 Over Regs 17.1-17.3.
  • This can be eliminated from Super 20 section when the regulations are integrated (eventually). 

PROPOSAL

Item A Waist High No Ball

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
WAIST HIGH FULL PITCH BALLS
(None)
WAIST HIGH NON-PITCHING BALLS
14.3 Waist high non-pitching balls are considered dangerous and unfair.

(There is a note in the official scorebook.)
14.4 Any delivery which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the crease will be a No Ball.

14.5 In the event of a bowler bowling a waist high non-pitching ball the umpire at the bowler’s end will call and signal No Ball.


Add to Glossary "Waist high non-pitching balls" means the same as "waist high full pitch balls" in previous regulations. The term is taken from the Laws of Cricket (2017 Code Law 41.7).

Note: this uses the new terminology for Waist High No Balls.
See Issue https://tinyurl.com/y7zt4eno
Note: Numbering subject to revision....



Item A1 Glossary.

Add a copy of the Glossary from Sunday 50 Over Regs to Super 20 regs.
This can be eliminated from Super 20 section when the regulations are integrated (eventually).


PROPOSAL
Item A1 Glossary.


EXISTING 
REGULATIONS
PROPOSED NEW REGULATIONS
(none) GLOSSARY

“this association” and “association” means Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc. (abbrev. QSDCA)

“Management Committee” means a group of office bearers elected at an Annual General Meeting of this association who have responsibility for the management and conduct of cricket matches played under the name of this association.

“Game”, “fixture”, “match” means games of cricket which have been organised under the management of the QSDCA. In this new edition the preferred term is “match”.

“Round” means matches played between all teams in the grade at the same time. e.g. Round 4 is a two day match played usually 5th and 6th Saturdays of the season.

‘Umpires Coordinator for the Association’... a member (or members) of the Management Committee, who has responsibility for recruiting and appointing umpires and communicating urgent late messages about called off matches.

‘Cricket Australia’... the major cricket authority in Australia with whom Qld Cricket is affiliated. (abbrev. CA)

‘Queensland Cricket’... the major cricket authority in Queensland with whom this association is affiliated. (abbrev. QC)

‘Super 20 competition’... a Twenty 20 competition organised by this association.

‘Sunday 50 Over Competition’... a limited over competition organised by this association.

‘MyCricket’... an online database of cricket match results used by many associations throughout Australia www.mycricket.com.au

‘match abstract’... a report of match scores and players' names submitted by participating teams at the conclusion of each fixture match.

“will” has been used instead of “shall” throughout this document. This is done to give modern and clear meanings to the regulations. In a modern context the meanings of these two are essentially the same. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/shall-or-will

“QSDCA Playing Regulations Governing Competition Matches” is otherwise known as the Saturday playing regulations. (Found at www.qsdca.com.au/play-regulations or in any Saturday scorebook.)




Item B Notification of Scores and Results (into Facebook, MyCricket etc).
  • Add a regulation (suitably renumbered) that is similar to Sunday 50 Over Reg 25.
  • There might be some Super 20 special reason NOT to do this. I don't know the answer.
  • This should be Reg 25 and the existing Regulation 25 Code of Behaviour etc should become Reg 27
  • This can be eliminated from Super 20 section when the regulations are integrated (eventually).

PROPOSAL

Item B Notification of Scores

EXISTING 
REGULATIONS
PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
(none) 25. NOTIFYING SCORES AND MATCH RESULTS

NOTIFYING SCORES AFTER THE DAY'S PLAY
25.1 Both teams will notify match scores at the end of each day's play whether or not play takes place, by a method as directed by the Management Committee.

25.2 Match scores will include at least total runs and two best individual batting scores and bowling figures for each innings.

25.3 No notifications are required when play is officially abandoned by the Management Committee.

ENTERING MATCH RESULTS AFTER THE END OF THE MATCH  
25.4 Both teams will enter match results into MyCricket by 11.59pm of the Wednesday following the end of each match.

25.5 Match results will include all player names and all scores.

25.6 Entry of match results is required for any match abandoned due to weather or forfeit.

25.7 Players listed for abandoned or forfeited matches count toward qualification for play-offs and finals matches.

FAILURE TO NOTIFY SCORES OR ENTER MATCH RESULTS
 25.8 At the discretion of the Management Committee, fines or loss of points will apply for teams that fail to notify scores or to enter match results.

25.8.1 The amount of the fine will be determined at an Annual General Meeting of the Association.
25. CODE OF BEHAVIOUR, INTOXICATED PLAYER POLICY, RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS VILIFICATION CODE 27. CODE OF BEHAVIOUR, INTOXICATED PLAYER POLICY, RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS VILIFICATION CODE
Regulation 18 of QSDCA Playing Regulations Governing Competition Matches will apply. Regulation 18 of QSDCA Playing Regulations Governing Competition Matches will apply.





Item C Trophies/Awards/Prizes.
  • None are presently awarded so keep it that way. 
PROPOSAL
  • No trophies and awards will be awarded in Super 20. No regulation required.


Item D Request for Change Form.
  • This is not presently included in Super 20 regs. Add a "carbon copy" of Sunday 50 Over reg 38 (with suitable renumbering).
  • This can be eliminated from Super 20 section when the regulations are integrated (eventually).

PROPOSAL 
Item D Request for Change Form.

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
(none) 38. REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF PLAYING REGULATION

38.1 Regulations can be changed. Fill out this form, write down what's wrong and how to fix it and send it to the Management Committee.

38.2 Download the form here. http://tinyurl.com/h83cqgy

(And add the actual form)





Item E Kit, Balls and Equipment.
  • Super 20 Regs currently has no regulation about boundary markers and stumps. Some advice about this is presently included in the Super 20 scorebook but **NOT** in the Playing Regulations.
  • Super 20 Reg 11 specifies the "Jaffa" ball which might become unavailable in the future so this should be less restrictive. Replace Super 20 reg 11 by a copy of Sunday 50 Over Regs 9.1-9.5.
  • This can be eliminated from Super 20 section when the regulations are integrated (eventually). 

PROPOSAL 
Item E Kit, Balls and Equipment.

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
11. THE BALL 11. KIT, BALLS, AND EQUIPMENT
Kookaburra “Jaffa” brand orange balls or other balls as approved by the Queensland
Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc will be used.


11.1 Each team will have six (6) boundary markers available at the start of each day's play.
(There is a note in the official scorebook.)
11.2 If a match is played at a ground which does not have defined boundaries the two Captains will agree the position of the boundaries and place the markers position prior to each day's play.

11.3 Each team will have six (6) stumps complete with bails available at the start of each day’s play.

11.3.1 Stumps and bails will be wholly made of wood.

11.4 The fielding team will use a new leather cricket ball in each innings.

11.5 New balls will be of brand and type approved by the Management Committee.

Note this includes wording for 11.3.1 which addresses Metal Tipped Stumps issue. See  https://tinyurl.com/yclgl3ug



Second, obsolete versions of these rules (F to L) are still in place. The following existing Super 20 Regs are similar to Saturday Regs which were rewritten in plain English in the 2015/16 Playing Regs Rewrite Project.


Item F Super 20 Reg 1 Playing Conditions.
  • Replace this with Sat Reg 1 Application.
  • This can be eliminated from Super 20 section when the regulations are integrated (eventually). 

PROPOSAL 
Item F Super 20 Reg 1 Playing Conditions.

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
1. PLAYING CONDITIONS 1. APPLICATION
The matches will be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket and the Regulations governing Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association competition fixtures except as varied below or as duly amended from time to time by the Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc. 1.1 Matches will be played under the Laws of Cricket as recognized by Cricket Australia.

1.2 These playing regulations will apply to matches played under management of this association.

1.3 New laws recognized by Cricket Australia may be introduced at the discretion of the Management Committee at the start of each season.





Item G Super 20 Reg 2 Affiliation of Clubs and Teams.
  • This has some clauses specific to Super 20 ("Associate Members"). Renumber each sentence of Super 20 Reg 2.
  • This will require careful adjustment to integrate with other regulations. 

PROPOSAL
Item G Super 20 Reg 2 Affiliation of Clubs and Teams.

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
2. AFFILIATION OF CLUBS AND TEAMS 2. AFFILIATION OF CLUBS AND TEAMS
Clubs nominating teams for Super 20 competition fixtures will complete details on forms supplied by the Association and will produce these at the time nominated by the Management Committee of the Queensland Sub District Cricket Association Inc. 2.1 Clubs nominating teams for Super 20 competition fixtures will complete details on forms supplied by the Association and will produce these at the time nominated by the Management Committee of the Queensland Sub District Cricket Association Inc.
Any Club may be admissible which has not less than eleven (11) playing members for each team nominated. 2.2 Any Club may be admissible which has not less than eleven (11) playing members for each team nominated.
All monetary obligations must be fulfilled before any Club will be accepted as affiliated. 2.3 All monetary obligations must be fulfilled before any Club will be accepted as affiliated.
Clubs, once affiliated, may nominate additional teams or withdraw teams by the final nomination date as prescribed by the Management Committee of the Queensland Sub District Cricket Association Inc. 2.4 Clubs, once affiliated, may nominate additional teams or withdraw teams by the final nomination date as prescribed by the Management Committee of the Queensland Sub District Cricket Association Inc.
Any club which withdraws a team or teams after the final nomination date may be liable for all fees, as if a fixture had been played by the team/s concerned during the season. 2.5 Any club which withdraws a team or teams after the final nomination date may be liable for all fees, as if a fixture had been played by the team/s concerned during the season.
Members of affiliated Super 20 Clubs will be regarded as ‘Associate Members’ of the Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc. 2.6 Members of affiliated Super 20 Clubs will be regarded as ‘Associate Members’ of the Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc.
Affiliated Super 20 Clubs who are not otherwise affiliated with Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc will be regarded as ‘Associate Clubs’ of the Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc and will not be entitled to vote at General meetings of the Association. 2.7 Affiliated Super 20 Clubs who are not otherwise affiliated with Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc will be regarded as ‘Associate Clubs’ of the Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc and will not be entitled to vote at General meetings of the Association.



Item H Super 20 Reg 8 Naming of Players.
  • Why does Super 20 not use a Team List? There might be some Super 20 special reason NOT to do this. I don't know the answer.
  • Replace Super 20 Reg 8 with a renumbered version of Saturday Reg 7.1-7.9 (and the Team List diagram).
  • This will require careful adjustment to integrate with other regulations. 

PROPOSAL
Item H Super 20 Reg 8 Naming of Players.

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
8. NAMING OF PLAYERS 8. THE TEAM LIST
The two captains from each opposing team will, before tossing, give each other a list of teams selected to play in the match. Preamble: The Team List is a very important part of a competitive cricket match. Both Team Captains are responsible for ensuring that the Team List is completed with all replacement players correctly and fully named before the match begins. The Team List must not be altered after the toss. Teams risk loss of points or disqualification for failing to comply with this regulation.

8.1 The Team list means a written list of all players eligible to bat and bowl in the match.

8.2 A Team List will be completed for each team for all matches.

8.3 The Team Lists will be entered in the match abstract.

8.4 Captains from each team will exchange completed Team Lists before the toss.

8.5 When an Umpire is in attendance, the Team List will be given to the umpires also.

8.6 The Umpire's Team List will be kept by the umpire.

8.7 The Team Lists will not be altered after the toss.

8.8 The Team List will be referred in any dispute which may arise.

8.9 An example of the team list.

(pic of the Team List)





Item I Super 20 Reg 9 Dress.
  • This has the text of the old Playing Regulations (pre-plain English rewrite).
  • Replace Super 20 Reg 9 with a renumbered version of Saturday Reg 8.1-8.5
  • This can be eliminated from Super 20 section when the regulations are integrated (eventually). 

PROPOSAL
Item I Super 20 Reg 9 Dress. 

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
9. DRESS 9. CLOTHING
No player will be allowed to play in a match under the control of the Association unless the player appears in proper cricketing attire which will consist of:- 9.1 Players must wear proper cricket clothing. This means:
(i) White or Cream trousers to reach the ankle, except that players under the age of seventeen (17) years may wear short white trousers of reasonable length. 9.1.1 Long white trousers or pants
(ii) Clubs are encouraged to play in coloured Club team shirts provided that if the Club elects to use team shirts then ALL members of a team MUST wear the shirt on the field of play. 9.1.2 Players under 17 years age may wear white short trousers or pants.
Team shirts cannot be worn by a Club team until after the shirt has been approved by the Management Committee of the Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association Inc. 9.1.3 White cricket shirt
Please note that it is each Club's own discretion whether or not it elects to wear a club team or playing shirt. It is NOT compulsory but is recommended. 9.1.4 White socks
If a Club does not elect to wear a coloured team shirt, all members of the team must wear a white or cream playing shirt. 9.1.5 White cricket shoes
(iii) White Socks. 9.1.6 Players must wear cricket shoes with full metal spikes while bowling.
(iv) Footwear will be predominately white. Spikes should not project more than 9mm. 9.1.6.1 Spike length will be limited to 9mm.
(v) Head Gear, if worn, must be a recognised cricket cap or a cricket hat either white or in recognised club colours. Protective gear may be worn when batting or fielding if considered necessary. 9.1.7 Any bowler with shoes that do not comply with regulation 8.1.6 will not be allowed to bowl.
Sponsorship or advertising on attire must be referred to the Management Committee before its use, and should meet those requirements as specified from time to time by Cricket Australia for such purposes. 9.1.8 Recognised cricket hats including helmets either white or in recognised club colours.
Players must wear cricket shoes with metal spikes or similar (full sole or half sole) whilst bowling. 9.1.9 White jumpers

TEAM SHIRTS

9.2 Teams may wear a uniform club team shirt provided the following conditions have been fully met:

9.2.1 The uniform club team shirt cannot be worn by a Club team until after the shirt has been approved by the Management Committee.

9.2.2 The uniform club team shirts MUST be 75% white above the waist on both front and rear and there must be no colour on the arms below the elbow.

9.2.3 ALL members of a team MUST wear the uniform club team shirt on the field of play.

9.2.4 Sponsorship or advertising on clothing must be referred to the Management Committee before use.

9.2.5 Sponsorship or advertising on attire will meet requirements specified by Cricket Australia.

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

9.3 Fielders or batters may wear protective equipment such as shin guards, boxes, face guards, helmets.

UMPIRES' CLOTHING

9.4 Umpires

9.4.1 Player umpires will be reasonably clothed including a shirt and closed footwear when standing during matches.

9.4.2 Official umpires will wear the QSDCA badged umpiring shirt, long black trousers or pants, white shoes and an umpiring hat.

REPORTING OF CLOTHING BREACHES

9.5 Breaches of regulation 8 will be referred to the Management Committee.

Note this includes wording about closed shoes in line with the Sq Leg Umpire issue https://tinyurl.com/yc8838d3

This item may require modification depending on the outcome of the Team shirts issue https://tinyurl.com/yaqfxnyo




Item J Super 20 Reg 10 Liquor.
  • This does not reference the Cricket Australia Intoxicated Player Policy. Possibly this conflicts with Super 20 Reg 25 which means that the Appendix B Intoxicated Player Policy is in force.
  • The use of the word ‘should’ is wrong.
  • Replace with renumbered version of Saturday Reg 13 or Sunday Reg 11.
  • This can be eliminated from Super 20 section when the regulations are integrated (eventually).

PROPOSAL 
Item J Super 20 Reg 10 Liquor.

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
10. LIQUOR 10. LIQUOR
No alcohol will be consumed by any player during the playing time of any Super 20 fixture arranged by the Management Committee. 10.1 No alcohol will be consumed by any player during the playing time of any match organised by the Management Committee.
Nor should any alcohol be consumed by any player or visitor in the grounds of a school. 10.2 No alcohol will be consumed by any player or visitor in the grounds of a school.

10.3 The Intoxicated Player Policy in Appendix B of QSDCA Playing Regulations Governing Competition Matches will apply.

Note: QSDCA Playing Regulations Governing Competition Matches is otherwise known as the Saturday playing regulations. (Found at www.qsdca.com.au/play-regulations Or in any Saturday scorebook)




Item K Super 20 Reg 13 Number of Overs Per Bowler.
  • Current Super 20 Reg.13 is ridiculously complicated.
  • Replace with a modified version of Sunday Reg 16. This is actually a little bit different to the existing rule but it is much more practical.
  • This will require careful adjustment to integrate to the other regulations.

PROPOSAL
Item K Max Number of Overs Each Bowler

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
13. NUMBER OF OVERS PER BOWLER 13. NUMBER OF OVERS PER BOWLER
No bowler may bowl more than four overs, however in a delayed start or interrupted match, where the overs are reduced for both sides or for the side bowling second, no bowler may bowl more than one-fifth of the total overs allowed (unless such a number has been exceeded before the interruption), except that where the total overs are not divisible by five, an additional over will be allowed to the minimum number of bowlers necessary to make up the balance. 13.1 In an uninterrupted innings no bowler will be permitted to bowl more than 4 overs.
E.g. After 8 overs, rain interrupts play and the innings is reduced to 12 overs.
Both opening bowlers have bowled 4 overs.
Two bowlers can bowl 3 overs and three bowlers can bowl 2.
Bowlers 1 and 2 have already exceeded this limit.
They count as the two bowlers who were allowed the extra over (3 as opposed to 2) and so any other bowlers are limited to 2 overs.
13.2 In an interrupted innings only, where the overs are reduced, each bowler is limited to the number of overs shown below.
When an interruption occurs mid-over and on resumption the bowler has exceeded the new maximum allocation, the bowler will be allowed to finish the incomplete over.
Total overs, max. overs  each bowler
16 to 20,                4
11 to 15,                3
10,                2
In the event of a bowler breaking down and being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls will be bowled by another bowler. 13.2.1 Note: Regulation 13.2 does not apply in uninterrupted matches in which the compulsory closure has happened.
Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler's limit is concerned. 13.3 When play is suspended mid-over and on resumption the bowler has exceeded the new maximum allocation, he/she will be allowed to finish the incomplete over.

13.4 In the event of a bowler being unable to complete an over, the remaining balls will be bowled by another bowler.

13.4.1 Such part of an over will count as a full over only in so far as each bowler's limit is concerned.




Item L Super 20 Reg 4.1 Hours of Play.
  • Remove the words “Sunday” from Reg 4.1 to allow play on any day of the week.
  • This will require careful adjustment to integrate to the other regulations.


PROPOSAL
Item L Super 20 Reg 4.1 Hours of Play.

EXISTING REGULATIONS PROPOSED NEW REGULATION
4.1 HOURS OF PLAY 4.1 HOURS OF PLAY

Unless otherwise determined by the Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association
Management Committee, the hours of play for fixtures will be as determined below:
Unless otherwise determined by the Queensland Sub Districts Cricket Association
Management Committee, the hours of play for fixtures will be as determined below:
SUNDAY MORNING FIXTURE
9.30am to 10.50am (team batting first)
10.50am to 11.00am (interval between innings)
11.00am to 12.20pm (team batting second)
SUNDAY MORNING FIXTURE
9.30am to 10.50am (team batting first)
10.50am to 11.00am (interval between innings)
11.00am to 12.20pm (team batting second)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON FIXTURE
1.00pm to 2.20pm (team batting first)
2.20pm to 2.30pm (interval between innings)
2.30pm to 3.50pm (team batting second)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON FIXTURE
1.00pm to 2.20pm (team batting first)
2.20pm to 2.30pm (interval between innings)
2.30pm to 3.50pm (team batting second)






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