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According to the rules, how many players can bat per team in Indoor Cricket?

8

If a side is one player short, how many players will be nominated to bat the last four overs?

1

If a side is two players short, how many players will be chosen to bowl the last four overs?

2

If a side has less than 6 players, what is the outcome?

They must forfeit the game

How many overs per team are played in Indoor Cricket?

16

How many balls are bowled per over in Indoor Cricket?

6

According to the text, how many fielders can field in either half of the court?

Four

What happens when a wicket falls?

The ball becomes dead

When can a ball be scored from?

When it hits the striker's bat

What happens if a batter strikes a 'no ball' into a zone and both batters cross and make their ground?

The batting team is credited with 4 runs

What happens if a batter is given 'out'?

The side loses 3 runs

What happens if the score remains unchanged after 2 deliveries?

The umpire calls '3rd ball'

According to the text, when can a batsman be given out on a 'no ball'?

If the ball is hit twice other than to protect the wickets

According to the text, what happens if a bowler throws a second delivery?

It will be called a no-ball and the bowler will be instructed to bowl underarm

According to the text, when is a 'wide' called?

When the ball passes on the striker's offside, outside the intersection of the batting crease and the edge of the pitch, without being touched by the striker's equipment or person

According to the text, what happens if a batter is dismissed on a 'wide' ball?

The batter will be penalized 3 runs

According to the text, when does a striker retain the strike after being dismissed?

Unless both batters crossed prior to the dismissal

According to the text, when can a striker be given out for 'interference'?

If either the striker or the non-striker deliberately interferes with the ball whilst it is in play

According to the text, when is a batter considered out of ground?

If the non-striker leaves the crease before the bowler has delivered the ball

What happens if the ball leaves the playing area as a result of being struck by the striker?

The ball is called 'dead ball' and will be rebowled

When can a batter be given run out?

Once a batter is safely behind the crease

What happens if the non-striker leaves the crease before the bowler has delivered the ball and the bowler breaks the wicket with the hand holding the ball?

The non-striker is out

What is the Mankad?

A legitimate form of dismissal in Indoor Cricket

When is the fielding team given a warning for unfairly impeding the running path of the batters?

If the fielder unfairly impedes the running path of the batters

When can a substitute player join the game?

After the game has officially commenced to replace an existing player who is incapable of completing the game due to injury or illness

Study Notes

Indoor Cricket Rules

  • A maximum of 8 players can bat per team in Indoor Cricket.

Team Composition

  • If a side is one player short, 7 players will bat, with 3 players nominated to bat the last four overs.
  • If a side is two players short, 6 players will bat, with 2 players chosen to bowl the last four overs.
  • If a side has less than 6 players, the game is forfeited.

Game Structure

  • Each team plays 16 overs in Indoor Cricket.
  • Each over consists of 6 balls.

Fielding

  • Up to 4 fielders can field in either half of the court.

Wickets and Dismissals

  • When a wicket falls, the striker is replaced by the next batter.
  • A ball can be scored from when it is delivered by the bowler.
  • If a batter strikes a 'no ball' into a zone and both batters cross and make their ground, they score the run and retain the strike.
  • If a batter is given 'out', they are replaced by the next batter.
  • If the score remains unchanged after 2 deliveries, the striker retains the strike.

No Balls and Wides

  • A batsman can be given out on a 'no ball' if they intentionally strike the ball twice.
  • If a bowler throws a second delivery, it is considered a no ball.
  • A 'wide' is called when the ball passes outside the playing area or is too high/low to be playable.
  • If a batter is dismissed on a 'wide' ball, they score the run and retain the strike.

Run Outs and Interference

  • A batter can be given run out if they are out of their ground and a fielder hits the wicket.
  • If the non-striker leaves the crease before the bowler has delivered the ball and the bowler breaks the wicket with the hand holding the ball, the non-striker is run out.
  • The Mankad is a run out where the bowler breaks the wicket while the non-striker is out of their ground.
  • A fielding team is given a warning for unfairly impeding the running path of the batters if they intentionally block the batters' path.

Substitutions

  • A substitute player can join the game if a player is injured or ill.

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