ICC World Cup 2019 starts today (May 30) in England with the hosts facing South Africa. Over the course of six weeks, 10 teams will vie for the coveted trophy. Here is the format of the World Cup, rain rules, Super Over, league tie-breaker, net run rate, points system
London: The ICC World Cup 2019 gets underway today (May 30) in England with the hosts facing South Africa in the opener at The Oval in London.
World’s best 10 ODI teams will go head-to-head in England and Wales to battle for the coveted trophy and a total prize money of $ 10 million. The final is on July 14 at Lord’s.
Also read: Your complete guide to World Cup 2019
Here is all you need to know about the format, rain rules, Super Over, reserve days and more. Below is the ICC playing conditions for World Cup 2019.
16.10 Competition Format
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be contested by the following ten teams which have been seeded as follows:
1. South Africa; 2. India; 3. Australia; 4. England; 5. New Zealand; 6. Pakistan; 7. Bangladesh; 8. Sri Lanka; 9. Afghanistan; 10. West Indies
The first round of the competition will be the League Stage.
In the League Stage, each team will play every other team once.
Points will be allocated for each match in accordance with the system described in clause 16.10.1 of these playing conditions.
At the conclusion of the League Stage the teams will be placed in a table and be ranked 1st to 10th based on their performances in the League Stage.
Following the League Stage the top four teams in the table will progress to the Semi-Finals as follows:
Semi-Final 1 – 1st v 4th
Semi-Final 2 – 2nd v 3rd
The winners of the Semi-Finals will contest the Final of the World Cup 2019.
Progression of Teams
16.10.1 League Stage
The following point system will apply:
Tie, no result or abandoned 1
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In the event of teams finishing on equal points in the League Stage, the ordering of teams will be decided in the following order of priority:
• The team with the most wins in the League Stage will be placed in the higher position.
• If there are teams with equal points and equal wins in the League Stage then in such case the teams will be ordered according to their net run rate in the League Stage matches (refer to 16.10.4 below for the calculation of net run rate).
• If there are teams that are still equal, they will be ordered according to the result(s) of the head to head match(es) played between them (points, then if still equal, net run rate in those matches).
• If the above does not resolve the League Stage ordering and there are teams that are still equal, the teams will be ordered as per their League Stage seedings.
• If all matches in the League Stage produce no results the teams will be ordered as per their League Stage seedings and the top 4 seeded teams will progress to Semi-Finals.
• If a Semi-Final is tied, the teams shall compete in a Super Over to determine which team progresses to the Final. Refer attached Appendix H.
• If following a tie, weather conditions prevent the Super Over from being completed, or if the match is abandoned or a no result at the end of the reserve day, then the team which proceeds to the Final will be the team that finished in the higher position in the League Stage.
• In the event of a tied final, the teams shall compete in a Super Over to determine which team is the winner. Refer attached Appendix H.
• If following a tie, weather conditions prevent the Super Over from being completed, or if the match is abandoned or a no result at the end of the reserve day, the teams shall be declared joint winners.
16.10.4 Net Run Rate
A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition.
In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.
SUPER OVER FOR THE SEMI-FINALS AND FINAL
Procedure for the Super Over
The following procedure will apply should the provision for a Super Over be adopted in the semi-finals or final.
1 Subject to weather conditions the Super Over will take place on the scheduled day of the match (or reserve day if it is utilised for the semi-finals or final) at a time to be determined by the ICC Match Referee. In normal circumstances it shall commence 10 minutes after the conclusion of the match.
10 Each team shall be allowed to have one player review during the Super Over.
12.7 Hours of Play; Minimum Overs Requirement
12.7.1 The match shall consist of 2 sessions of 3.5 hours each, separated by a 30 minute interval between innings.
First Session 10h30 - 14h00
Interval 14h00 - 14h30
Second Session 14h30 - 18h00
First Session 13h30 - 17h00
Interval 17h00 - 17h30
Second Session 17h30 - 21h00
12.8 Minimum Over Rates
12.8.1 The minimum over rate to be achieved in all Matches shall be 14.28 overs per hour.
Note: Over Rate offences during CWC2019 will be penalised in accordance with the ICC Code of Conduct subject to the following:
- All captains shall start CWC2019 with no ‘Minor’ and/or ‘Serious’ Over Rate offences against their names.
- A captain will need to commit 2 ‘Minor’ Over Rate offences during CWC2019 to be suspended from a CWC2019 match, or one ‘Serious’ Over Rate offence during CWC2019 to be suspended from 2 CWC2019 matches.
13.6.3 The Semi-Finals and Final shall have a reserve day allocated on which an incomplete match shall be continued from the scheduled day. No other matches shall have a reserve day allocated.
13.6.4 If the reserve day is allocated, every effort will be made to complete the match on the scheduled day with any necessary reduction in overs taking place and only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match cannot be bowled on the scheduled day will the match be completed on the reserve day.
13.6.5 If the match has started on the scheduled day and overs are subsequently reduced following an interruption, but no further play is possible, the match will resume on the reserve day at the point where the last ball was played. Refer Appendix F.
13.6.6 If a Super Over is required and the weather prevents it from being played on the scheduled day, it will take place on the reserve day.
Refer Appendix F.
APPLICATION OF THE RESERVE DAY
FOR THE SEMI-FINALS AND FINAL
The hours of play on the Reserve Day shall be the same as on the scheduled day for the match (including the extra time provision).
If play is interrupted on the scheduled day, the umpires shall use the available extra time and, if necessary, reduce the number of overs to try to achieve a result on that day.
Each team must have had the opportunity to bat for a minimum of 20 overs for a result to be achieved. If play has not resumed by the cut-off time required to allow the minimum number of overs to be bowled to achieve a result on the scheduled day, play shall be abandoned for the day and the Reserve Day shall be used to complete the match.
On the Reserve Day, play shall recommence under the same assumption that the last ball was bowled on the scheduled day.
The match starts when the coin toss takes place and teams are exchanged. If the toss occurs on the scheduled day and there is no play thereafter, the result of the toss and the named teams shall be carried through to the Reserve Day.
In making their decisions in relation to ground, weather and light, the umpires shall aim to maximise play on the scheduled day of the match in order to achieve a result on that day, as if there was no Reserve Day available.
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Last Updated May 30, 2019, 11:36 AM IST