(for guidance notes see below)
5.1 In the event of the start of the match
being delayed for 30 minutes or less owing to ground and/or weather conditions
then there shall still be a maximum of 93 overs available.
5.2 If the delay
is more than one hour then, unless the provisions of 5.5 apply, the maximum number
of overs available in the game shall be reduced in accordance with the time available
as calculated as per 5.3 hereof.
In the event of there being a delayed
start under sub- 5.1 the maximum length of the innings of the side batting first
shall be the approximate number of overs into the proportion of 50:43 fractions
(NOTE: examples of the calculations are set out on page 15
of the printed directory)
MATCHES INTERRUPTED BY WEATHER
5.4 In the
event of play being interrupted due to ground and/or weather conditions then
5.4.1 if the interruption or interruption(s) is of one hour or less the length
of the game shall not be reduced.
5.4.2 if the interruption(s) is more than
one hour, then in respect of any loss of time in excess of one hour the maximum
length of the innings of the side batting first shall be the approximate number
of overs into the proportion of 50:43 fractions being ignored. There shall be
no reduction in the maximum number of overs the side batting first shall be permitted
[1. A query has been raised on the interpretation
of this sub-paragraph which deals with games interrupted by weather conditions
and the committee set out how this sub paragraph should be interpreted.
In the event of an interruption(s) lasting more than an hour the maximum number
of overs of the game shall be reduced from the 93 overs maximum (see paragraph
5.0). The reduction shall be calculated on the same basis as for a delayed start
(i.e. three overs for each complete ten minutes lost see Delayed
Starts (Directory page 15).
3. If there is more than one interruption
this calculation will be made for each interruption separately (e.g. a first interruption
of 15 minutes will mean three overs lost; a second interruption of eight minutes
will mean no further reduction).
4. However in an interrupted game there will
be no reduction in the number of overs the side batting first shall be entitled
to receive (but see paragraph 5.0).]