Laws Of Cricket
If you are interested in playing cricket, then you should know the laws of cricket. These laws, or rules, are the most basic that any cricket player should know before they jump into the game because some aren’t common knowledge and you need to keep them in mind as much as you do the most common sense rules.
- The first law of cricket is that there are eleven players on each team, with most teams have a twelfth player for a substitute. The law states that the twelfth player bowl, bat, or wicket keep, but can only play out on the field. The only two “set” positions in the game of cricket are the wicket keeper and the bowler, the other nine positions are designated by the captain of the team and there aren’t any official positions on the field.
- The second law of cricket states that there will be two umpires during a cricket. The umpire’s role is to make calls on players and relay them to the teams. There is sometimes a third umpire in higher level cricket because there may be more debated calls.
- One law of cricket states that every cricket game will be either one or two innings. This is usually set by the officials before the cricket game is started. The law also says that it is up to the officials to determine if the innings will be run by a time limit or by overs.
- The laws state that if a “No Ball” is called, the opposing team gets a free run. The law specifies that a no ball is called for many different reasons a few of which are the bowler bowled from the wrong place, a potentially hazardous bowl, and if the fielders are in illegal spots.