1. Fair and unfair play - responsibility of captains
The responsibility lies with the captains for ensuring that play is conducted within the spirit and traditions of the game, as described in The Preamble — The Spirit of Cricket, as well as within the Laws. The umpires shall be the sole judges of fair and unfair play.
If either umpire considers an action, not covered by the Laws, to be unfair he shall intervene without appeal and, if the ball is in play, call and signal Dead ball and implement the procedure as set out in 18 below. Otherwise umpires shall not interfere with the progress of play without appeal except as required to do so by the Laws.
They shall. It shall be for the umpires to decide on the replacement ball.
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It shall, in their opinion, have had wear comparable to that which the previous ball had received immediately prior to the contravention. The bowler thus suspended shall not be allowed to bowl again in that innings. If applicable, the over shall be completed by another bowler, who shall neither have bowled any part of the previous over, nor be allowed to bowl any part of the next over.
It is unfair for any fielder deliberately to attempt to distract the striker while he is preparing to receive or receiving a delivery. The bowler's end umpire shall. Neither batsman shall be dismissed from that delivery.
The ball shall not count as one of the over. Additionally, the bowler's end umpire shall.
In addition to 4 above, it is unfair for any fielder wilfully to attempt, by word or action, to distract or obstruct either batsman after the striker has received the ball.
Additionally, the run in progress shall be scored whether or not the batsmen had already crossed at the instant of the offence. The relative skill of the striker shall be taken into consideration. The umpire shall call and signal No ball for each such delivery. When the ball is dead, he shall caution the bowler, inform the other umpire, the captain of the fielding side and the batsmen of what has occurred.
This caution shall apply throughout the innings. If the umpire considers that a bowler deliberately bowled a high full pitched ball, deemed to be dangerous and unfair as defined in 6 b above, then the caution and warning prescribed in 7 above shall be dispensed with.
How to play Cricket - Rules of Cricket
The umpire shall. It is unfair for a batsman to waste time.
In normal circumstances, the striker should always be ready to take strike when the bowler is ready to start his run up. At the first instance, either before the bowler starts his run up or when the ball becomes dead, as appropriate, the umpire shall. This warning shall apply throughout the innings.
The umpire shall so inform each incoming batsman. A player will be deemed to be causing avoidable damage if either umpire considers that his presence on the pitch is without reasonable cause. See 11 above, Law This warning shall also apply throughout the innings. The bowler's end umpire shall then.
The bowler is permitted, before entering his delivery stride, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over.
If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon possible. It is unfair for the batsmen to attempt to steal a run during the bowler's run up. Unless the bowler attempts to run out either batsman - see 15 above and Law See Law 3. Note, however, that the restrictions on awarding penalty runs, in Laws If the fielding side has not completed an innings, the 5 penalty runs shall be added to the score in its next innings.