Indoor Cricket Rules
RULE 21. ILLEGAL COURT ENTRY/EXIT
The AICF rules go on to say "they may be subject to further disciplinary action by the duty manager or tournament organiser if there is additional misconduct." This rule is to help prevent the situation where something happens on court and players from the batting side rush in to the court to get physically involved. It doesn't happen a lot, and in the cases where I've seen it happen, the "invading" players were so pissed-off with whatever it was that had happened on court, the existence or otherwise of this rule flicked into insignificance. But at least it allows for them to be penalised for doing so. . . .
The AICF rules then go on to say that the least common of senses, commonsense, should be applied in some circumstances. The example given is when a player is injured and requires immediate attention. This does not however entitle the assisting player/s to say or do anything intimidatory (sic) towards the opposition.
Illegal Court Exit
Any player who
leaves the court during a game must request permission from the umpire
and provide a legitimate reason before being allowed to leave. Any player
leaving the court without permission will be refused any further participation
in the game.
The "runner" referred to here is someone who does the physical running for an injured batsman. Under certain circumstances such a "runner" is allowed in Test cricket, and under certain circumstances, in Indoor cricket also, as follows:
Runners are only permitted for persons with a permanent disability, and only with the consent and at the discretion of the duty manager or tournament organiser. The opposing Captain should also be informed prior to the game.
Where a runner
has been permitted, they must:
When the 'disabled
batsman' is not on strike, they will still be at the striker's end.
At that point they should, where possible:
When the 'disabled batsman' is facing the bowler, once they have struck (or attempted to strike) the ball they again must make a reasonable effort to get out of the line of play of the fielders.
The disabled batter will be given out "Stumped" or "Run Out" if either they or their runner are out of their crease and the other conditions of the Stumped or Run Out rule are met.
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