GAIA T20 late start penalties
Late starts will result in penalties.
This warning was given to all teams competing in this year’s Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) T20 Cricket Tournament during a media launch at the airport’s conference room yesterday.
Organiser Leslay Prescod explained that in 2015, the committee expressed some concern relating to the late start of games and introduced 25 penalty runs in an attempt to correct that problem in last year’s tournament.
“This year we have changed that regulation. We are still having penalties but instead it will read: the overs for the games will be reduced, one over for every four minutes lost. That is, the game will be an 18 overs assigned game.
“The offending team or teams will also attract a penalty of seven runs for every over lost in the match. Seven runs will be deducted from whatever total the team makes or from the total which their opponents are acquired to achieve.
“Therefore, that means if both teams come later than the time we have as our scheduled cut off time, which is now 7:20 p.m. for the first game, that means that you both will be losing and you will attract penalty runs.
“The onus is on you captains and managers who are present here to have your teams at the ground for cricket to start,” she said. (RG)
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