WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?
Making the Sunday 50 Supersub rule a bit easier for captains and umpires.
This rule was first implemented by a suggestion from one team about 3 seasons back. It was formalised 2 seasons back.
When I mention it to captains before the start of the game I usually get two kinds of response:
Huh, what's that?
confusion about who is which player.... for the rest of the day, sometimes.
The procedure remains confused and confusing and the super sub gets used somehow but no one seems relaxed about it.
Under the existing regulation the steps to this are name 12 players before the toss, nominate a replaceable replacement and a replacement to replace him (or vice versa) straight after the toss. Captain can make the swap at ANY point in the game. Which is which is decided after the toss.
This can be made simpler by nominating a bowling player for the bowling innings and a batting player for the batting innings which applies regardless of toss order. Swap occurs automatically at the innings break. The order of the swap is determined by the toss of the coin i.e. the order of the teams' turn to bat.
This is much easier to understand for everyone.
This regulation will continue to allow immediate replacement for cases of game ending injury (with a required umpire approval/notification similar to the seeking of approval for a batter's retirement).
This means the player swap can be made immediately in case game ending injury. Injury to any of the other 10 players not in the swap pair will be handled same as normal (by use of a 12th man non-batting, non-bowling substitute fielder.) This injury swap will only occur in the rare circumstance that a swapping player is injured.
|EXISTING REGULATIONS||WHAT IS CHANGING?||PROPOSED CHANGED REGULATIONS|
|23 REPLACEMENT PLAYERS||no change|
|For Sunday 50 Over Matches
|Preamble: Substitute fielders are defined in Law 24.1 (2017
Code). Eligibility to bat is defined in Law 25.1 (2017 Code). The “Super
Sub Rule” applies only to the Sunday 50 over competition.
|23.5 Prior to the toss a twelfth player name may be added to the Team List.||no change.|
|23.5.1 Directly following the toss, team captains will identify to the opposition captain and the umpire(s):||Makes the task easier...
||23.5.1 On the Team list, team captains will identify:|
|23.5.2 one player of their twelve who will be the replaceable player and||Replacement and Replaceable players....
23.5.2 one player of their twelve who be a batting only player
|23.5.3 one player of their twelve who will be the replacement player.||changed to batting and bowling players
||23.5.3 one player of their twelve who be a bowling only player|
|23.5.4 The replaceable player may be replaced by the replacement player at any point in the match.||Swap determined by toss rather than abstract intentions.
23.5.4 These players will be swapped at the innings break. The order of replacement is determined by the innings order.
|23.5.5 The umpire will be informed immediately or as soon as practicable when such replacement occurs.||This means the planned player swap can be made immediately in case game ending injury.||
23.5.5 Only in case of injury or other unavoidable circumstances, these players may be swapped at any point in the match. The umpire will be informed immediately or as soon as practical when such a replacement is made.
|23.5.6 After replacement, the replaceable player may not return to the match except as a substitute fielder.||no change
|23.5.7 If the replaceable player has already batted then the replacement player is not permitted to bat.||no change
|23.5.8 If the replaceable player has already bowled all permitted overs under Playing Regulation 27 then the replacement player is not permitted to bowl.||no change
|23.5.9 Teams are also permitted to name and play eleven players in the normal way.||no change
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