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The following Laws have been added or amended (click Here for a Word Version)
1 - THE PLAYERS
(b) All players shall be classified under the IBSA sight classifications of B1, B2, B3, and the BBS classifications of "low partial" and B4.
(e) Each side shall contain no more than a total of seven Players in the categories B2, B3, B4 and "low partial" except as outlined in (f) below.
(f) The balance of the side shall be made up by B1s except where one or more "low partials" are playing in which case only 3 B1s need play with the balance made up by one "low partial". Thus a team may comprise 3 B1s and 8 other players as long as at least one of the other players is a "low partial".
(h) Where available, at least one B1 should bat in the first 3 of the batting order, at least one B1 and one "low partial", or two B1s, in the first 6 and at least two B1s and one "low partial", or three B1s, in the first 9.
(i) Players may be classified as "Low Partial". This category is designed for those players who fall within the lower half of the B2 category, and who would struggle to bat or field when playing as a partially sighted player due to insufficient sight. A player shall be classified as 'low partial' by discretion based on how they manage while playing, not purely on acuity measurements; this shall be the responsibility of the Cricket Committee, who may delegate it if they see fit. Any new player who fits this category shall be given a grace period (at the Committee's discretion), unless the Committee has strong reason to believe that he has too much sight for this to be reasonable. The classification shall then be reviewed.
(l) During a competitive match, any team who claims one of their players is in the "low partial" category, when the Committee's records show otherwise, will lose the game by default. This excludes new players during their grace period, (see above)
LAW 2 - SUBSTITUTES AND RUNNERS
(d) A "low partial" has the option of a Partially Sighted Runner.
(e) A player who has an additional medical condition, which would affect his running, may have a runner. Permission for this may be granted by the Committee, on receiving an application in writing together with medical documentation to the Committee's satisfaction. Such permission may be revoked by the Committee if it sees fit.
LAW 5 - THE BALL
(e) A prototype ball from the BBS Ball Development Project may be used in a competitive match on condition that both captains agree, and that there are at least three of the prototype balls available on the day.
LAW 24 - No Ball
(e) It is a no ball if the ball does not pitch at least twice before reaching the popping crease of a B1 or a "low partial" Striker.
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Law 12 - THE INNINGS
(e) Each innings will last no longer than 2½ Hours. Any team not bowling their overs within the time limit shall only face the number of overs they actually bowled at the cut off time. The team bowling second shall be penalized by deducting 10 runs from their total for every over not bowled by a partially sighted bowler before the cut off time and 15 runs from their total for every over not bowled by a B1 before the cut off time. In both cases, the bowling team must bowl the allocated overs as determined at the start of the innings.