Technopark Premier League – 2020
TPL 2020 matches commenced on 11th Jan 2020.
Matches will be conducted in three phases,
Phase I – Qualifying round,
Phase II – Qualifying round and
Phase III – Championship round.
All phases will be played on league cum knockout format.
All matches except finals of each phases shall be of 8 overs.
Pool winners of 25 pools will play in the knock out stage, 8 teams who reach Quarter final will qualify for the Phase 2 competition.
Pool winners of 16 pools will qualify for championship round
Champions and Runner up of both Phase 1 and Phase 2 will be given trophies along with Winners and Runner up of the championship round
There will be matches on Fridays also.
However care will be taken to avoid matches on more than one Friday for any of the teams.
Tournament Rules and Regulations:
1. Matches will be played with Tennis ball
2. Tournament is restricted only to the companies working in Technopark.
3. Eligibility of players:The players shall be either regular employees of the company or working on a valid contract at least from 1st Jan 22.Part time employees are not allowed to participate..
Due to the prevailing special circumstances following relaxations are allowed.
1. teams are allowed to include include players who were part of some other companies/teams in the phase 1 and 2 of TPL 2020 but currently employees of the company.
2.If a company finds it hard to find 11 players they are allowed to include a maximum of two players of non participating companies with prior written approval of the organisers.The onus of proof of employment of such players lies only with the team who have registered in the tournament..
4. Combined teams: A maximum of four companies can join together to form a team subject to condition
that none of these companies have fielded a team of their own.
5. Companies who have offices outside technopark may include in their playing XI a maximum of 3 players who are working in offices outside technopark campus. This facility is only limited to the offices
functioning in the district of Trivandrum.
6. Tournament will be conducted in two or more phases, the structure of which will be decided and announced after the process of team registration.
7. All the phases will be played on league cum knock out basis. All matches shall be of 8 overs unless specified otherwise.
8. No player shall be allowed to play without proper cricketing dress or shoes.
9. Bowling quota: A bowler can bowl a maximum of 1/5th of the total no of overs. For this purpose fractions will be rounded off to the next higher number. However in a completed innings minimum of five bowlers should be used.
10. Free hit will be given in a ball following a no ball.
11. Power play: The first over of an innings shall be Mandatory power play. Only two fielders shall be allowed to field outside the 30 yard circle.
The batting team can choose the second power play over in which the maximum number of fielders outside the inner circle shall be restricted to three.
12. Rain rules: If a match could not be completed due to rain /bad light
i. during league phase, the winner shall be decided on the basis of better overall run rate, provided the second batting team has completed minimum of five overs. Otherwise the ‘Super Over’ shall be used to find the winners.
ii. during the knock out stage, winner shall be decided on better overall run rate, provided the second
batting team has completed 4 overs. Otherwise ‘Super over’ shall be used to find the winners. If the situation doesn’t permit super over or if super over also ends up in a tie, bowl out method shall be availed either on regular pitch or on any alternate provisions.
13. Points: During league phase a team shall be awarded 2 points for a win, Zero points for a loss, and 1 point for draw/abandoned /tie match.
14. Tied Match: In case of a tie in a knock out match, the winner shall be decided in Super over. If the situation doesn’t permit super over or if super over also ends up in a tie,bowl out method shall be availed either on regular pitch or on any alternate provisions.
15. Standings in a pool: Position of a team in a pool is decided by the total points earned, if found equal net run rate will be taken into consideration.
Formula for calculation of Net Run Rate (NRR)
If the tie of points after the completion of all the matches in a group is due to sharing of points in a tie or abandonment of both matches of a team or both the teams; winner of the pool shall be determined by conducting a Super Over match between the top two teams.
16. Registration of the players: All teams should register their players (minimum no. 12) at least 7 days before the commencement of the tournament.
17. Subsequent registration: No player shall be allowed to play a match if he is not registered at least 48 hours before the match.
18. Identity of players: It is mandatory that copy of official identity card issued by the respective companies shall be uploaded while registering the players.
19. Disqualification: Any team found to have resorted to any sort of manipulations with regard to the identity of players, is liable to be disqualified from the tournament .Such issues will be reported to the
Technopark administration. Such teams shall be banned from future editions of TPL.
20. The companies shall be liable to produce any documents called for proving the genuineness of the players in case of a complaint. The documents may include salary certificates,relevant bank statements, PF/ IT records Signed contract documents or any such documents relevant and satisfactory to prove the eligibility of players.
21. Walkover: If any team fails to report in time, the opponents will be given walk over and the points earned by them if any in the other match in the pool shall stand scrapped.
22. No.of players: No team will be allowed to play with less than 8 players on the field, except in a situation where 3 or more players had to leave the ground due to injuries during the match. In case of violation
the match shall be awarded to the opponents.
23. Protests: Protests if any shall be lodged within 2 hrs. from the completion of the match with a fee of Rs.1000/- refundable only if the complaint is upheld.
24. Disputes shall be settled by the three tier system as mentioned in Annexure 1. None of the on field decisions by the umpires shall be treated as disputes.