June 20, 2018




1.  Number of innings

      (a) A match shall be one or two innings for each side according to agreement reached before 
           the match.
      (b) It may be agreed  to limit any innings to a number of overs or to a period of time. If such 
           an agreement is made then
           (i)  in a one innings match a similar agreements shall apply to both innings.
           (ii) in a two innings match similar agreement shall apply to
                either     the first innings of each side
                or          the second innings of each side
                or          both innings of each side.
           For both one innings  and  two innings matches, the agreement must also include criteria 
           for determining the result when neither of Laws 21.1 (A Win – two innings match) or 21.2 
           (A Win – one innings match) applies.
2.  Alternate innings
      In  a  two innings  match each side  shall take their innings alternatively except in the cases 
      provided for in Law 13 (The follow-on) or in Law 14.2 (Forfeiture of an innings).
3.  Completed innings
      A side’s innings is to be considered as completed if
                   (a) the side is all out
      or          (b) at the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batsman, further balls remain to be 
                        bowled but no further batsman is available to come in
      or          (c) the captain declares the innings closed
      or          (d) the captain forfeits the innings
      or          (e) in the case of an agreement under 1 (b) above,
      either      (i)  the prescribed number of overs has been bowled
      or           (ii) the prescribed time has expired
      as appropriate.
4.  The toss
      The  captains shall  toss for the choice of innings, on the field of play and in the presence of 
      one or both of the umpires, not earlier than 30 minutes, nor later than 15 minutes before the 
      scheduled or any  rescheduled time  for the match to start. Note, however, the provisions of 
      Law 1.3 (Captain).
5.  Decision to be notified
      As soon as  the toss  is completed,  the captain  of the side winning the toss shall notify the 
      opposing captain  and  the  umpires  of  his  decision  to bat  or  to field.  Once notified, the 
      decision cannot be changed.

[Meaning for some important terms in TAMIL: alternate-மாறுபட்ட, forfeit-விட்டுக்கொடுத்தல்] 

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