Six-a-side cricket is the quickest, most fun-filled version of the glorious old game. The competition shall be held in accordance with the General Rules of the Games and those of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Sixes Cricket, a short form of the sport designed to be played by teams of only six players. Each team receives one innings, with a maximum of only five overs. Naturally, with far fewer fielders, runs are much easier to score, and sixes matches are typically frenetic affairs.
- At the beginning of the Matches, each team shall submit to the host organization a list of its players, which shall include the name of each player and the colour of the team’s uniform. Thereafter, changes in the designated name for each player shall only be made by agreement with the discipline coordinator.
- Games are played between two teams of six players, and consist of five overs of six balls, with the exception of the final which consists of five overs of eight balls. Each member of the fielding side, with the exception of the wicket-keeper shall bowl one over. Wides and no-balls count as two runs to the batting side, plus an extra ball.
- If five wickets fall (not including batsmen retiring not out) before the allocated overs have been completed, the remaining batsman continues, with the last batsman out remaining as a runner. The not out batsman shall always face strike, and shall be declared out if his partner is declared out.
- A batsman must retire not out on reaching 31 runs, but not before. He may complete all runs scored on the ball on which he reaches his 31, and retire immediately after. If one of the last pair of batsmen is out, any remaining not out batsman may resume his innings. In case where there is more than one retired player, they can return in any order their captain feel fit for team’s strategy.
- A tournament points system awards two points for each match won
- In case teams obtain the same totals on runs then A Super Over, also called an Eliminator or an “OOPSE” (One over per Side Eliminator), is a tie-breaking method used in limited-overs cricket matches.
- If a game ends in a tie, each team nominates three batsmen and a bowler for the Super Overs. The two teams come back to the crease. For one over (six balls), the first team is bowling and fielding, while the second team bats. Then, the second team bowls an over, and the first team bats. The team that scores the most runs is awarded the match. Wickets can be taken as normal – a team’s Super Over ends if it loses two wickets.
- The team is required to bring in respective cricket kit, which includes bats, batting gloves, batting pads, helmets, protective guards, wicket keeping gloves, wicket keeping pads, cricket balls etc.,
- Correct footwear shall be worn for all games.
- The Umpire shall communicate the results of each event to the discipline coordinator in writing, duly certified by the team captains.