24th National Cricket
Tournament for The Blind 2017
Bank Account Details
CRICKET ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND OF MAHARASHTRAPunjab National Bank
Address: PNB House, Sir P. M. Road, Fort, Mumbai-400001
Account No. 0062000100371189
Account Type: SB
IFSC Code: PUNB0006200
AN APPEAL Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharashtra (CABM) is honoured & privileged to be vested the responsibility of organizing the National ODI 2017 by the Cricket Association for the Blind (CABI) in India.
CABM will host the National Cricket Tournament for the Blind in Mumbai during October 31 and November 3, 2017. In this tournament, eight teams comprising of winners and runners up from each of the four zones namely, North, East, West and South will be testing their cricketing skills to reach top honors. Furthermore 30 best players from this tournament will be selected to pick the Indian team to play the World Cup 2018.
This event will be the right platform to select and prepare a strong Indian team to defend the title in the forthcoming One Day International (ODI) World Cup Cricket Tournament for the Blind from 10th to 25th January 2018 in Dubai organized by Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC).
The National Cricket Tournament for the Blind will not only boost up the image of blind cricket in the country but also strengthen the morale of blind cricketers.
Blind cricket is a great equalizer for the blind men and women cricket players.
The game is surviving on with the active financial support and encouragement from generous MNCs/Corporate houses/PSUs such as yourself, who have always extended co-operation to embraces such an event and reach out to a wider audience.
Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharashtra (CABM) has been working for the promotion of cricket for the blind in Maharashtra.
CABM is affiliated to Cricket Association for the Blind in India which in turn is affiliated to World Blind Cricket Council.
CABM provides coaching and infrastructure support to both men and women cricket players, in order to enhance the fitness of players and improve the quality of the game.
Since inception CABM, blind cricket players in our State have made tremendous progress.
The following are some of the major achievements of last four years of CABM.
- State level cricket Tournament for the blind men, women and children.
- Local, District level, State level, Zonal level & National tournaments.
- Delegated Maharashtra team to Zonal & National tournaments.
- Invitation Cup matches for various organizations.
Training & Development
- Providing various coaching and training camps for blind men and women cricket players all over Maharashtra.
- Providing fitness training, team work importance to players to improve performance.
Accolades & Recognition
- Maharashtra team won the title of Championship at Pune in Open National tournament in 2015.
- Maharashtra players represented India with good performance.
- Had the honour of hosting 9 matches of T-20 World Cup in Maharashtra under the aegis of Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) in February 2017.
- Recipient of India CSR Award 2016-17 on 26th March 2017 for best performing association in the field of blind cricket development in Maharashtra.
Match Schedules and Rules
Group A: Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Bengal and Maharastra
Group B: Gujarat, Odisha, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh
|Date||Match No.||Matches Between||Timings||Venue|
|30/10/2017||0||Inaugural Ceremony||9.00 AM||Shivaji Park Stage|
|30/10/2017||1||Andhra Pradesh Vs Maharastra||9.30 AM||Kamat Shivaji Park|
|30/10/2017||2||Gujarat Vs Odisha||9.30 AM||Islam Gymkhana|
|30/10/2017||3||Haryana Vs West Bengal||9.30 AM||Mahim Juvenile Shivaji Park|
|30/10/2017||4||Karnataka Vs Uttar Pradesh||9.30 AM||Young Maharastra Shivaji Park|
|31/10/2017||5||Andhra Pradesh Vs Haryana||9.00 AM||Bengal Shivaji Park|
|31/10/2017||6||Gujarat Vs Uttar Pradesh||9.00 AM||Mahim Juvenile Shivaji Park|
|31/10/2017||7||Maharastra Vs West Bengal||9.00 AM||BMC Shivaji Park|
|31/10/2017||8||Karnataka Vs Odisha||9.00 AM||Islam Gymkhana|
|42746||9||Andhra Pradesh Vs West Bengal||9.00 AM||Mahim Juvenile Shivaji Park|
|42746||10||Gujarat Vs Karnataka||9.00 AM||Bengal Shivaji Park|
|42746||11||Haryana Vs Maharastra||9.00 AM||BMC Shivaji Park|
|42746||12||Odisha Vs Uttar Pradesh||9.00 AM||Bharat Shivaji Park|
|42777||13||1st Semi Finals A1 Vs B2||9.00 AM||Shivaji Park To be decided|
|42777||14||2nd Semi Finals A2 Vs B1||9.00 AM||Shivaji Park To be decided|
|42805||15||Finals Winners 1st & 2nd Semi Final||9.00 AM||SPG Shivaji Park|
|42805||Valedictory Function||4.00 PM||Shivaji Park Stage|
Playing Conditions for 24th National Cricket Tournament for the Blind.
- 8 teams are taking part in this tournament and divided into 2 groups.
- Matches will be played on league-cum Knock out basis, 3 Points for a win and 1 Point for a Draw or Tie, top 2 teams of each group will qualify for the Semi finals and play A1-B2 and A2-B1.
- Captain should give their list of playing 11 with Sight Category, 12th man of each Category and the list of runners before the toss, Playing 11 will consist of minimum 4 B1, 3 B2 and maximum 4 B3 players.
- Batting order circle is to be maintained compulsory and the runs scored by B1 Batsman will be doubled.
- B1 bowlers should bowl minimum of 40% of Overs that is 16 Overs from 40 Overs, “one bounce” catch by a B1 player will result in the batsman being given out.
- Each bowler can bowl maximum quota of 20% of the Stipulated overs that is 8 Overs from 40 Overs.
- Field restriction will be up to 40% of Overs that is 16 Overs of 40 Overs maximum 3 fielders are allowed outside the inner circle and 4 fielders must be inside the inner circle after the field restriction.
- Bowling team should finish their quota of 4.5 minutes per over excluding the Drinks break that is 190 minutes for 40 Overs with 2 Drinks break after 13 & 26 Overs, if not penalty runs will be given to the bating side, 6 runs per over remained of B2 and B3 bowler and 10 runs per over remained of B1 bowler it will apply for both the innings.
- If the bowler consistently bowls down the leg side to the B1 Batsman then the umpire may call a wide at their discretion.
- Free hit for every front foot No Ball is applicable.
No more than 5 fielders are permitted on the leg side.
If the bowler delivers with both hands then it will result in a no ball being called.
The bowler has to say “ready?” to the batsman when he is set to bowl. To which the batsman has to respond by calling out “yes”. At the point of delivery the bowler must say “play”. Failure to do so will result in a no ball being called. A no ball will also be called if the call of “play” is in the opinion of the umpire, early or late.
The bowler may not call the wicket keeper again for direction once the batsman has responded that he is ready, any calling by either bowler or wicket keeper after will result in a no ball being called.
If the delivery bowled by the bowler strikes a fielder before it has reached the batsman, then it will be called a no ball.
The bowler must notify the umpire as to whether he is going to bowl over the wicket or round the wicket and whether he is going to bowl with his left hand or right hand. The umpire must inform the batsman of the same. Failure of the bowler to notify the umpire would result in a no ball being called.
- Umpires are well qualified who are well aware with the rules of Cricket for the Blind from Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) their decisions will be final and there should not be any arguments any mischief with Umpires action will be taken on the particular player or team.
- Organizers have the rights to do any changes if needed during the tournament.
- All the teams are requested to abide by the rule and regulations made by the organizers and the management of Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) and Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharastra(CABM).
Any Incoming batsman that does not have a runner must be in position to take his guard or for their partner to be ready to receive the next ball with in 1 minute and 30 seconds after the fall of the previous wicket. Failure to do so will result in the incoming batsman being given out by the umpire, Timed Out. The incoming batsman is expected to be ready to make his way to the wicket immediately a wicket falls.
Any Incoming batsman that requires a runner must be in position to take guard or for their partner to be ready to receive the next ball within 2 minutes after the fall of the previous wicket. Failure to do so will result in the incoming batsman being given out by the umpire, Timed Out. The incoming batsman is expected to be ready to make his way to the wicket immediately a wicket falls.
The finishing place of any team on the points table will be as follows:
- Higher number of points
- If equal, higher number of wins
- If still equal, net run rate
- If still equal, result of head to head meeting.
- If still equal, Wickets lost.
The top 2 teams on the points table from each group will meet in 2 semi finals.
Team A1 will play with Team B2
Team B1 will play with team A2
THE SEMI FINALS AND FINAL
THE SEMI FINAL
If a Semi-Final is tied or no result, then the team that finished in the higher position in the Group stage shall proceed to the final.
If the Final is tied or no result, the teams will be declared joint winner.
If in the opinion of the umpire the batting team is purposefully wasting the time then Umpires will warn the batsmen and batting team captain, on the repeated offence in the same innings, Umpire will impose a 5 runs penalty for time wasting by the batsmen and runs shall be credited in the bowling team score.
The bowlers shouldn’t deliberately bounce the ball to totally Blind (B1) batsmen and if a ball (legitimate) passes (bounces) over the red line made drawn on the stumps (at 8 inches high from the ground) then it will be called a dead ball. Both umpires can call the dead ball.