1) All the matches will be played as per existing ICC rules and regulations applicable to T20 cricket.
2) The venue of the tournament will be at PCEC Ground, Paarth Republic, Lucknow-Kanpur Highway.
3) All players should be employees of the respective organisation or from group of companies. Each team will be required to furnish the names of players representing them on the company letterhead (signed by the HR dept. Or a senior authority) during the time of the registration in the prescribed form downloadable from aarkasports.com website.
4) The acceptance and entry forms must be sent on participating company's letterhead certified by a competent authority of the company. Teams are required to provide ID cards, PF account number on the day of play.
5) Each team should nominate a minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 players who would represent their company in this tournament. For matches played in that tournament, the team of 11 members must be selected from the list.
6) Corporate t20 matches will be played as per the schedule/ given to the teams.
7) All players need to wear proper uniform (coloured clothing) given by the management. Besides, it would be compulsory for all the players to appear fully kitted with right protective equipments. This is mandatory to avoid risk of injuries any players not doing so will not be allowed to play the match.
8) First aid kits would be made available at the venue to treat an injury sustained while playing, however management will not be responsible or liable for any injuries.
9) The teams must report to the Scorer's Desk at least 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the match. If a team fails to report even after 30 minutes of the scheduled time, the opponents will be given 'Walk Over'. By the term 'reporting', it is intended that the captain should handover the list of players, be ready for the toss and should be ready with the team to take the field as and when the umpires want them to. If both teams report late at the venue then umpire can call off the match or deduct overs of the match.
10) Minimum 5 overs are required to constitute a match. If a match being called off without minimum required overs bowled, the winner shall be decided by the following steps in an order according to ground conditions.
Step-1 – One over eliminator. If the scores are tied or it is not possible the winner shall be decided by step-2
Step 2 - Bowled out method, if the result is a tie or it is not possible the winner shall be decided by step-3
Step 3 - By spin of a coin.
11) If a game is stopped due to bad light or bad weather, or due to any unavoidable reasons beyond the control of tournament committee, the revised targets will be calculated according to Duckworth Lewis method.
a) In case the team batting second could not complete a minimum of 5 overs, the winner shall be decided by a rule 10. A (refer rule 10. A above).
b) In case the team batting second has completed 5 overs and further play is not possible, the winner shall be decided by Duckworth Lewis method.
12) In case a match is tied between two teams. The winner shall be decided by one over eliminator. If the result is again a tie or if eliminator is not possible due to bad weather then rule 10. A, step 2 will apply.
13) The tournament will be allowed to bowl more than 1/5 of the total overs in an innings. The balls to be used will be provided by the management. Teams will be allowed to choose from a box of new balls provided by the organisers. Change of ball during play will be at the sole discretion of the umpires.
14) The tournament management reserves the right to reduce the overs if in its opinion; there is no sufficient time to complete the overs. If there is any interruption before the scheduled or during the match, the overs shall be reduced at minutes/over.
15) No spiked footwear shall be permitted while batting.
16) Match schedules are as per below schedule:
|Match No.||1st Innings||2st Innings|
|1.||09.00am to 10.30am||10.45am to 12.15pm|
|2.||01.00pm to 02.30pm||02.45pm to 04.15pm|
17) There won't be any drinks break during the innings. A 10- minute break would be allowed for the two sides between changes of innings.
18) During the 'Powerplay Overs' (first 6 overs of both innings) only two fieldsmen shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area (30 yard circle) at the instance of delivery during the non 'Powerplay Overs', not more than 5 fielders shall be permitted outside the fielding restriction area. In the event of an infringement of any of the above fielding restrictions, the umpire shall call and signal "no ball" and instruct the captain to change the field to comply with the rules.
19) Under circumstances where the number of overs of the batting team is reduced, the number of fielding restriction overs shall be reduced in accordance with the table below:
|Total Overs in an Innings||No. Of Over For Which The Fielding Restriction Shall Appy|
20) A runner for a batsman is not permitted.
21) The umpires shall have discretion to allow, for other wholly acceptable reasons, a substitute fielder to act for a nominated player, at the start of the match, or any subsequent time.
22) Qualified State/District Panel Umpires will be posted for this tournament. The decision of the umpires would be final and have binding on all players.
23) The tournament management reserves the right to frame/change/modify any of the rules at any stage of the tournament if found necessary.
24) Except for the rules specified above, "The Laws of cricket 2000 code" shall apply for all the incidents during the matches.