When was the power play rule introduced in cricket?


The game of Cricket has been governed by The Rules of Cricket for over 250 years. These Rules of Cricket have been subject to additions and alterations recommended by the governing authorities of the time. Since its formation in 1787, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has been recognised as the sole authority for drawing up the Rules of Cricket and for all subsequent amendments.

The Rules of Cricket have stood up remarkably well for over 250 years of playing the game. It is thought the real reason for this is that cricketers have traditionally been prepared to play in the Spirit of the Game as well as in accordance with the Laws.

In 2000, the MCC has revised and re-written the Rules of Cricket for the new Millennium. In this Code, the major innovation is the introduction of the Spirit of Cricket as a Preamble to the Laws. Whereas in the past it was assumed that the implicit Spirit of the Game was...

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A Powerplay is a rule introduced in 2005 concerning fielding restrictions in One Day International (ODI) cricket and designed to give a temporary advantage to the batting side. In the past, there was a 15-over period at the start of an innings when only three fielders were allowed outside the 30-yard circle. This meant that attacking batsmen were likely to score runs quickly in the first 15 overs, because they were able to play aggressive shots likely to result in a boundary at a lower risk of being caught out, but would become more watchful after the end of the spell.

In an effort to keep the game more exciting during the middle overs, this rule was amended to apply not only to the first 10 overs of every innings, but also in two blocks of five overs, Powerplays, of which one may be used by the fielding captain, and one may be used by the batting captain.


The first ten overs in an innings are...
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The batting team will decide when to introduce either the second or the third Powerplay during their innings, starting with the one-day series between New Zealand and Bangladesh in October. The change from the earlier scenario, in which the fielding side decided when Powerplays would be taken, is part of the ICC's new playing conditions which takes effect from October 1.

The ICC Chief Executives' Committee had met in June and unanimously approved certain changes. The amendment to the Powerplay rule also allows the captain three fielders outside the 30-yard circle during the second and third Powerplay. The previous rule allowed the captain to have two fielders in the outfield during the first Powerplay, and three in the others.

The committee also aimed to curb players from taking comfort breaks during a match by stating that substitute fielders will be only permitted in cases of injury, illness or other wholly acceptable reasons, which should be limited to extreme...

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Powerplay in one day cricket has been confusing fans around the world ever since it was

first introduced in 2005

and on 1 October 2011 onwards, few clauses were added. From December 2012, ICC has re-revised the rule once again. here's how the new power play rule stands..

An ODI has two innings, of 50 over each, in which first 10 overs are mandatory field restricted which means no more than 2 fielders can be outside the 30 yard circle and also, two fielders HAVE to be at catching positions.

Previously, two blocks of 5 overs, known as batting powerplay and bowling powerplay, opted by batting and fielding side respectively, was the rule but now, no bowling powerplay is required, just the batting powerplay which should be completed before 40th over. Once called for, no more than 3 fielders will be outside 30 yard circle but this time, no catching fielder is required although fielding captain may well choose to.

Note that if there's no power play in...

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Welcome to the greatest game of all – Cricket. This site will help explain to an absolute beginner some of the basic rules of cricket.

Although there are many more rules in cricket than in many other sports, it is well worth your time learning them as it is a most rewarding sport.

Whether you are looking to play in the backyard with a mate or join a club Cricket-Rules will help you learn the basics and begin to enjoy one of the most popular sports in the world.

The game is ever popular, with many fans attending to watch their local and national teams, the craze is always growing. With a number of big tournaments like The Ashes, IPL League and the granddaddy of them all, the ICC World Cup Cricket 2019! The game of cricket is highly popular, and the number of cricket betting fans who place bets on their national and local teams is also growing.

Cricket is a game played with a bat and ball on a large field, known as a ground, between two teams of 11 players...

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1. Fielding restrictions (cricket) – In the sport of cricket, different fielding restrictions are imposed depending on the type of match. They are used enabling them to hit fours and sixes. Each team has nine fielders other than the bowler. The captain decides the fielding positions usually after consulting with the bowler. In Test cricket matches, the fielding restrictions are relaxed compared to a One Day International. In all forms of cricket, only two fielders are allowed in the quadrant between the fielding positions of long stop. This is to prevent the controversial bodyline tactics from being used. Also fielders can't be placed straight ahead of batsman that would hinder the view of sightscreen. An oval shall made by drawing two semi-circles on the field of play. The semi-circles shall have as their centre the middle stump at either end of the pitch. The radius of each of the semi-circles shall be 30 yards. The semi-circles shall be linked by lines which are drawn parallel...

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One-day cricket is all about scoring quickly - it's the fielding side's job to keep the runs down and pick up wickets.

Unlike Test cricket, the fielders are spread out to save the runs.

In July 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced changes to the way one-day cricket is played.

Before that time, for the first 15 overs, nine fielders, including the bowler and the wicket-keeper, had to be inside a 30-yard (27.5m) circle when the ball was bowled.

The circle was marked out by markers five yards (4.5m) apart, so the fielders - and umpires - knew where to stand.

However under the new rules introduced in 2005 called Powerplays, the fielding restrictions are replaced by three blocks totalling 20 overs.

During the first 10 overs, now known as Powerplay 1, only two fielders may be outside the fielding circle and at least two must be in catching positions.

Powerplay 2 and Powerplay 3 are five-over spells in which only three...

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“Was he in the Beatles?”

Cricket is played all over the world by eccentric idiotic police constables and others who would like emulate them. It is also played in Australia and Yorkshire, and unlike rounders, it is not the same as baseball.

It is an apparently pointless sport with rules which no one really understands involving 15 men standing around in a field who occasionally run around, but on the whole stand completely motionless hoping something might happen. Cricket is universally considered one of the most boring and tedious of sports, but continues to be popular the world over with the boring and tedious.

edit Origins of Cricket

People have always been hitting balls with sticks, but in its current format Cricket was first mentioned in the now lost letter of St.Paul (Third Letter to the Umpire) which questioned a decision made in a game between the Corinthians and the Ephesians. St.Paul appears to have played in that game but 'threw his bat' at an...

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The ICC have introduced many new rules, including doing away with the batting powerplay and bringing in the Pink Ball. However, every cricket experiment in the past has not met with success. There were many disastrous results in the past, so it will be interesting to see how these new experiments works. Here are 9 Biggest experimental fails in cricket history we have picked :

1. Super Sub


The concept of Super Substitute/Tactical Substitute was introduced in 2005, in which each team can have one substitute player who had to be named before the toss and can be brought at any stage of the game. Super Sub is different from 12th man, he can bowl, bat, field and can do wicket keeping unlike 12th man. This change was criticized by the captains as the team who wins toss gets the greater advantage. In 2006 after protest by the players this rule was withdrawn by the ICC.

2. Super Max

This was the Precusor to T20 cricket, invented...

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A powerplay is the name for the fielding restrictions in limited-overs and Twenty20 cricket.

Unlike Test cricket, the fielders are spread out to save runs in limited overs cricket. The powerplay rule (Restrictions on the placement of fieldsmen), along with a number of other factors, has contributed to the big scores (250+) in modern One Day Internationals.[1]


Mandatory powerplay (1-10 overs):In an uninterrupted match (i.e. 50 overs), the first 10 overs of an innings will be a mandatory powerplay. During the mandatory powerplay only two fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle.[2] In Powerplay overs 11 and 40 a maximum of four fielders are allowed outside the 30 yard circle [3] In final 10 overs five fielders will be allowed to field outside the 30-yard circle.[4][5]


Fielding restrictions evolved through the 1970s, notably in World Series Cricket,[6] and were first introduced...

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Powerplay (cricket) Essay

A Powerplay is a rule introduced in 2005 concerning fielding restrictions in One Day International (ODI) cricket. In the past, there was a 15-over period at the start of an innings when only two fielders were allowed outside the 30-yard circle. This meant that attacking batsmen were likely to score runs quickly in the first 15 overs, but would become more watchful after the end of the spell.

In an effort to keep the game more exciting during the middle overs, this rule was amended to apply not only to the first 10 overs of every innings, but also in two blocks of five overs, Powerplays, which will be used at the discretion of the fielding captain.


The first block of 10 overs of an innings is known as Powerplay One. The fielding restrictions during this period are exactly the same as per the old ODI rules with only two players being allowed to stand outside the 30-yard circle and two fielders required to be placed...
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Previously, in


, there were no fielding restrictions. The fielding captain could keep his players anywhere he wanted. Then, around the World Cup in 1996, ICC introduced the 15 over field restriction rule. Only 2 fielders were allowed outside the 30 yard circle from the batsmen for the first 15 overs on an innings. And from the 16th over, 5 fielders were allowed to move out. One more important aspect of that rule was that two fielders had to be in catching positions - 15 yards from the batsmen, till the field restrictions applied.

Now, in mid 2005, ICC - headed by one of the slowest batsman - Sunil Gawaskar came up with some changes in the restriction rule to spice up the game. The previous 15 overs of field restriction was increased to 20 over - in three blocks, called Power Play.

Power Play 1 :- Its mandatory for the first 10 overs of an innings in a one day cricket match. Only two fielders outside 30 yards from the batsmen. And two fielders have to be at...

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In cricket, an umpire (from the Old French nompere meaning not a peer, i.e. not a member of one of the teams, impartial) is a person who has the authority to make judgements on the cricket field, according to the laws of cricket. Besides making decisions about legality of delivery, appeals for wickets and general conduct of the game in a legal manner, the umpire also keeps a record of the deliveries and announces the completion of an over.

A cricket umpire is not to be confused with the referee who usually presides only over international matches and makes no decisions affecting the outcome of the game.


Traditionally, cricket matches have two umpires on the field, one standing at the end where the bowler delivers the ball (Bowler's end), and one directly opposite the facing batsman (usually, but not always, at square leg). However, in the modern game, there may be more than two umpires; for example Test Matches have four: two on-field...

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket (a set of three wooden stumps) sited at each end. One team, designated the batting team, attempts to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents field. Each phase of play is called an innings. After either ten batsmen have been dismissed or a fixed number of overs have been completed, the innings ends and the two teams then swap roles. The winning team is the one that scores the most runs, including any extras gained, during their one or two innings.

At the start of each game, two batsmen and eleven fielders enter the field of play. The play begins when a designated member of the fielding team, known as the bowler, delivers the ball from one end of the pitch to the other, towards the wicket at that end, in front of which stands one of the batsmen, known as the striker. The striker "takes guard" on a...

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The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers have become one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL over the past decade, and for good reason.

The Bengals-Steelers matchups have become knockdown, drag-out fights each time they play. There have been as many flags, penalties and fines lately as there have been brutal hits.

But the repercussions of the rivalry have extended beyond the AFC North division. It has actually changed the NFL, too.

A number of rule changes have been made in the past decade as a direct or indirect result of something that happened in a Bengals-Steelers game.

Here’s a list of the rule changes, clarifications and reminders, and why they occurred:

2006 season: The "Carson Palmer rule"

It’s a common misconception that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was the reason the NFL changed the rules to protect quarterbacks' knees. In fact, one of those rules is often referred to as the “Tom Brady rule.”

True, the NFL...

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Daisy-cutter -- See Shooter.

Dead ball -- When the ball is not in play, it is said to be 'dead'. The ball comes into play when the bowler starts his run-up, and becomes automatically dead when the umpire considers it to have 'finally settled' in the hands of the wicket-keeper or bowler, when a wicket falls, or when the ball reaches the boundary or when the umpire calls 'over' or 'time'. The umpire may call the ball dead at other times - for example, when the ball lodges in the batsman's clothing, or when a serious injury occurs to a player.

Declaration -- The decision of the batting captain to close his innings. Usually made in order to give his bowlers time to bowl the other side out to win the match, or delayed by twenty crucial minutes while the side's senior player struggles from 96 to 100.

Declaration bowler -- Inept bowler employed to allow the batting side to score quickly, usually in the hope of contriving a result...

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