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Rules and Regulations of Cricket

Teams play the basic rules and regulations of cricket game with one simple aim. They try to achieve a higher run score than the opposition at the end of the game.

BASIC RULES OF CRICKET: It is a universal sport popularized since its 'first innings' in the 16th century.

Most cricketers and ardent supporters would rate the Cricket World Cup as the pinnacle of the international game.

But, other major cricketing events include the Test Series and the One Day Internationals. Add to that the very popular international championship of ICC World Twenty20.

Many countries host a combination of domestic competitions. But there are some that also present competitive International Tournaments.

The number of innings per cricket match is usually determined by the set number of days played by the teams.

For example, the Ashes Test match gets played between Australia and England. As a rule two teams have two innings in the competition and they play them out over five days.

Even though the two countries try to score as many runs as they can to win the tournament. In fact, 'technically' cricket scores can - and often do - end in a match drawn due to the influence of the weather. The game is also a draw if the last bowling team fails to get all the opposing batsmen out.

Basic Rules of Playing CricketCricket Rules and Regulations

Aim of Playing Cricket Game

The aim of cricket is to take turns scoring runs using a bat and a ball. As a rule the team with the highest points tally at the end is the winner. There are three variations of the game (Test, One Day, Twenty 20). That means there are 3 different allocated timescales to complete the matches.

The batting team scores points by hitting the ball around the pitch and scoring runs. The non-scoring fielding team attempts to bowl them out and restrict them to a low score.

Basic Rules and Regulations of Cricket GameCricket Players Positions

Cricket matches are usually played out between two teams with eleven (11) cricketers in each side. Players have varying roles in the squad.

The cricket player positions include batsmen, bowlers, fielders, and wicket keepers. But, the rules and regulations of cricket allow the players to take up any role they wish.

Basic Rules of Cricket Equipment and Pitch

General Rules and Regulations of Cricket

Simple Cricket Rules for Scoring

A run occurs when a batsmen hits the ball with their bat and both batsmen manage to successfully run to each other's end. They can both run as many times as they like providing they are not given 'out'.

Four (4) runs occur if the ball crosses the boundary rope having bounced at least once from leaving the bat. Six (6) runs will get given if the ball goes over the boundary rope without bouncing. Runs are also given:

Cricket Umpires and Officials

A game must have two umpires with one stood at either end of the wicket. Cricket umpire roles include counting the number of balls delivered in the over.

They make decisions on whether the batsmen is out after an appeal. Umpires will also check the bowler bowls a legal delivery.

International games have a further two umpires - known as the third and fourth umpire. Cricket regulations allow them to review any decisions that the on field umpires are unable to make.

Winning a Game of Cricket

After swapping innings and completing the allocated number of overs (or days) the team with the most runs at the end of the game wins the match.

Advanced Cricket Rules


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