Fielding Restriction

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Tharanga Adikari asked 7 months ago

Dear Sir, I am from Dubai (U.AE) and I just want to clear some uncommon thins here.  01. If a team playing with 10 or 9 players (T20). How the fielding restriction should be? (during power play and non power play) 02. Is it compulsory to place fielders on both side of the pitch or can we keep all the fielder on the off side and no one in leg side?

1 Answers
Kevin Staff answered 7 months ago

Hi Tharanga

  1. The fielding restrictions would remain the same “During the first six overs, a maximum of two fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle (this is known as the powerplay). After the first six overs, a maximum of five fielders can be outside the fielding circle“.
  2. No, it is not compulsory to have fielders on both sides of the pitch, but remember that the maximum number for the leg-side is 5.