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Cricket Rules

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  1. Cricket for Americans

  2. The Rules of Cricket

     

  3. The Basic Rules of Cricket Explained

     

Cricket is a game played with a bat and ball on a large field, known as a ground, between two teams of 11 players each. The object of the game is to score runs when at bat and to put out, or dismiss, the opposing batsmen when in the field.

The cricket rules displayed on this page here are for the traditional form of cricket which is called "Test Cricket". However there are other formats of the game such as 50 over matches, Twenty20 Cricket , etc. where the rules differ slightly.

There are many other cricket rules. However these are most of the basics and will get you well on your way to playing the game. Many of the more advanced rules & laws can be learned along the way and are not vital to general play.

Player: Official Cricket Rules

Cricket is a game played between two teams made up of eleven players each. There is also a reserve player called a "twelfth man" who is used should a player be injured during play.

The twelfth man is not allowed to bowl, bat, wicket keep or captain the tea m. His sole duty is to act as a substitute fielder. The original player is free to return to the game as soon as they have recovered from their injury.

To apply the law and make sure the cricket rules are upheld throughout the game there are two umpires in place during games. Umpires are responsible for making decisions and notifying the scorers of these decisions.

Two umpires are in place on the playing field while there is also a third umpire off the field who is in charge of video decisions. This is wher e the call is too close for the on field umpires and they refer it to the third umpire who reviews slow motion video replays to make a decision.

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