A. Players and Umpires are requested to read the local morning newspapers on the day of the match for announcement, if any, regarding cancellation of matches..
B. An answering machine has been installed at the office of the Association to deliver the message in English and Marathi about the next day's programme of matches. The facility will be available on telephone no. 2279 5598/99 only after 6.00 p.m. on the preceding day of the matches. The same will also be available on our website www.mumbaicricket.com
C. This year the Committee has decided to use the following brands of balls:
Charges for extra balls if required
• S.G. Tournament for A & B Divisions.
Rs. 560/- per ball
• Omtex league 003 for C, D & E Divisions.
Rs. 270/- per ball
• Winsurex for F & G Divisions.
Rs. 290/- per ball
12 (Twelve) balls will be provided by Mumbai Cricket Association free of cost. If the teams required extra balls, Association will charge for extra balls.
The Clubs must ensure that sufficient specified new and used old balls are available. No protest shall be entertained on this point.
D. The A Division teams shall ensure that in the score sheet the number of balls faced by an individual player or team for scoring fastest century and highest number of total runs for the award of Jasdenwalla Trophy.
E. Water will be supplied at water gut at Azad Maidan (near Sassanian) and ar Cross Maidan (near National) for matches.
In order to avoid protests in the Tournament, we have to request the Club Secretaries to take necessary steps as stated below:
1. Please ensure that all the players representing your Club are registered with the Association.Kindly verify the registration with their registration cards.
2. All players irrespective of age who have played in Kanga Knock Out & if their team has lost can play only in E, F & G Division of Kanga League with prior N.O.C. from Registration of player sub committee. (No special permission will be granted if there is no promotion or relegation.) Note: This year no special permission will be granted as there were no promotion or relegation in the previous year 2011.
3. Players participating in Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League matches must carry new computerised registration cards, and produce wherever demanded. NON PRODUCTION OF CARD/RECEIPTS WILL ATTRACT A PENALTY OF RS. 200/- FOR THE FIRST OFFENCE AND RS. 500/- SUBSEQUENTLY FORTHE SECOND OFFENCE.
4. All the teams must ensure that they exchange the team along with the registration number in writing at the time of Toss in the format given by Association or on letter head of the club in duplicate and handover one copy to umpires. Write the names of players in full on the Registration list/card in MCA records with their Registration numbers and do not write pet name or just single name..
5. Umpires must ensure that this is strictly followed.
6. Registration of players can be done from Monday to Friday only.
7. For Registration matters you can call Mr. Shrikant Tigdi on Mob. No. 8082124205.
The tournament shall be called Dr.H. D. Kanga Cricket League and shall be controlled, managed and conducted by Mumbai Cricket Association (M.C.A.) through a Sub Committee hereinafter called as Dr.H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee which shall be appointed by the Managing Committee of Mumbai Cricket Association.
3. Divisions - Clubs/Gymkhanas participating in each division.
i. Dr.H. D. Kanga Cricket League shall consist of not more than 98 Clubs/Gymkhanas in all, which shall be divided into 7 divisions viz. A, B,C,D E,F and G and each division shall consist of 14 Clubs/Gymkhanas teams and 16 Teams in G Division..
ii. At the end of the League, four teams at the bottom of the table in ‘G’ division shall be relegated to knock out and four teams from the knock out will qualify for the League.
a. Any Club/Gymkhana desirous of participating in Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League shall alongwith the entry form pay an entrance fee of Rs. 25/- and the last date of receiving the entry form will be 10th June of every year till 6.00 p.m. The entry forms will be made available from 1st May onwards every year and it shall be the sole responsibility of the Clubs/Gymkhanas to ensure that the same reaches the office of Mumbai Cricket Association within the stipulated time period. Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee undertakes no responsibility for sending intimation to each Member Club/Gymkhana separately, but a press note to this effect may be issued in prominent local newspapers.
b. Acceptance of entry form and entrance fee does not automatically make the Club/Gymkhana eligible to play in the League. The Managing Committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association or Dr.H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry without assigning any reason before the start of the League.
Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee shall draw out the fixtures of the matches and issue copies of the same to the participating Clubs/Gymkhanas about 7 days prior to the commencement of the League.
a. Every Team will include only registered players with the MCA to play for their club in the tournament.
b) It will be duty of the player to ensure that he is registered with MCA when playing for the club and it will be duty of the secretary of club to ensure that he is registered for the club for which he is playing. The Club/Gymkhana will be demoted to one division lower than its standing at the end of the League. Any club found to violating this rule will face following action.
1) The team will cease to participate in the tournament and the points scored by all teams of that division will be treated as null and void
2) The team will be demoted to lower division
3) The player will face disciplinary action as per the rules regarding registration of players.
c) Every player playing for a Club/Gymkhana in the League shall be bonafide resident of Brihan Mumbai, Thane District. Honorary Secretary of the Club/Gymkhana shall see that the registration card of the players is carried by him during matches, if required for verification.
a. Clubs/Gymkhanas participating in the League shall be bound to place at the disposal of Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee their grounds and amenities pertaining thereto such as prepared pitch, shed/pavilion/tent, tables, chairs, score-boards etc. belonging to them for the matches. Clubs/Gymkhanas are requested to provide at least 30 chairs for each match.
b. Clubs/Gymkhanas are also requested to prepare two pitches on the plot so as to help the umpires to play the match on second pitch, in case the play is not possible on the pitch already prepared.
c.In case of an adverse report from Umpires about the ground and the amenities provided, the Clubs playing the match will deposit the ground hire charges in the office of M. C. A. and the defaulting Club will be fined Rs.1000/-only, for the default.
a. If a match is played on neutral ground, a Club/Gymkhana shall pay to the Club/Gymkhana concerned Rs.500/-each as its half share of expenses as per Rule-9 which also includes P. W. D. charges. On such occasion tea and refreshment charges shall be mutually agreed upon by both Clubs/Gymkhanas.
b. If a Club/Gymkhana plays on the ground of its opponent, it shall pay a sum of Rs.500/- as its half share of expenses as Rule-9 above, which will include P. W. D.charges.Charges for tea & refreshments will be shared equally by both the teams.The payment shall be made only against printed bill/receipt issued by the Club/Gymkhana or its groundsman.
c. If a match is abandoned without a ball being bowled, each Club/Gymkhana shall pay Rs. 50/- as ground charges for preparation of the pitch and Rs. 50/- for the erection of the tent. If the tent is not erected only ground charges shall be paid.
d. The Umpires shall be appointed by the Board of Umpires of the Mumbai Cricket Association and they shall be paid on the day of the match an honorarium of Rs.450/- per day, inclusive of travelling and other expenses.
The charges set out in Rule 10(a), (b), (c) and (d) shall be paid immediately after the conclusion or abandonment of the match
In case of complaint for the ground, Umpires shall mention its grievances to Honorary Secretary of Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee.
Three Clubs/Gymkhanas at the top of the B, C, D, E, F and G divisions shall be promoted in each succeeding year to divisions A, B, C, D, E and F respectively and three Clubs/Gymkhanas at the bottom of each of the A, B, C, D, E and F divisions shall be relegated to B, C, D, E, F and G divisions respectively. Dr H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee however reserves the right to promote/
relegate more or less Clubs/Gymkhanas in any division, if action is taken against any Club/Gymkhana as provided in Rule 14 and Rule 15 hereafter or if a Club/Gymkhana is readmitted after the expiry of the period of the debarment as provided hereafter in Rule 16 and under Rule 18 or if a Club/Gymkhana which is already participating does not enter in the League in a particular year. Please note that this year 6 teams from G Division will be relegated to knock-out for the year 2013 as there are 16 teams are participating in G Division in this year.
c. For the purpose of promotion/relagation if two or more Clubs/Gymkhanas in a particular division secure equal number of points, their relative positions in the table of points shall be determined by the averages. The batting average of a Club/Gymkhana shall be obtained by dividing the total number of runs scored by the total number of wickets lost. The batting average against a Club/Gymkhana shall be obtained by dividing the total number of runs scored against by the total number of wickets taken. The former shall be divided by the later and the Club/Gymkhana having a higher quotient shall be placed above the Club/Gymkhana having a lower quotient. For the purpose of computing averages a side declaring its innings closed shall be deemed to have lost the number of wickets that have actually fallen. In case, a team has played with less than 11 players, it shall be deemed to have lost all the 10 wickets when its innings was terminated.
d. If in any one year, the maximum number of matches played are less than five, the Rule 11(b) for the promotion and relegation of the Clubs/Gymkhanas will be suspended for that year.For this only the cancellation of the matches by Dr H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee on the eve of the programme and subsequently announced on answering machine of M.CA and of in the local newspapers on the morning of the day of the matches shall count as the matches abandoned (not played).
e. If Club/Gymkhana which was stopped participating in the League wishes to enter again, it shall be placed in the lowest division of the League irrespective of the division in which that Club/Gymkhana was playing at the time when it stopped participating, provided however, that Club/Gymkhana at that time was not relegated from the Division G having finished low in the table of points in which case the Club/Gymkhana will have to play in the knockout rounds to qualify again to be placed in the last division of the League proper.
f. In case of the tie for the Championship in any division because of securing equal number of points the Championship shall be determined by averages to be worked out as stated in Rule 11(c) above.If average obtained are also equal then the position will be decided by the spin of coin.
a. i. Every participating Club/Gymkhana shall submit to Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee complete score sheet signed by the Captains Immediately on completion of the match. They are requested to mention exact points gained by them from the match. (Runners will be appointed on venues to collect the score sheet)
ii. The Captain’s of A & B Divisions only should report on Umpires which should be received by the following Thursday of the match or within four days after the match.
iii. In case of non compliance of the above requirement the defaulting Club/Gymkhana will have to pay a penalty of Rs. 250/- for each default
b. Umpires will sign on the completed score sheet with scores written in figures and words which is filled in by the official scorer appointed by Mumbai Cricket Association..
a. Any Club/Gymkhana after having sent an entry in the League and having been selected to participate in the League desires to withdraw from the League shall give an intimation in writing to Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee Secretary atleast 15 clear days prior to the commencement of the League.
b. No withdrawal may be permitted thereafter unless the League Sub Committee is convinced of such withdrawal.
c. If the Club/Gymkhana still desires to withdraw within 15 days of the start of the League, then they must intimate to the Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee Secretary accordingly along with a penalty of Rs.1,000/- which shall be deposited with the Association.
d. In addition the Club/Gymkhana withdrawing shall pay half the share of the ground charges and Umpire’s charges for the match, if applicable, at the time of withdrawal.
e. Failure to pay the fine within 4 days of the above default shall result in the Club/Gymkhana being removed from all the tournaments of the Association for the season and further one year in the same division.
f. However the Club/Gymkhana withdrawing as such wishes to re-enter next year then they shall be allowed to re-enter in the League as stipulated in Rule 11(e) above.
a. Club/Gymkhana giving a walkover in a match/conceding a match of the League/knockout shall be disqualified from further participation in the League/knockout and points already scored by the Club/Gymkhana against the team being disqualified shall stand and the teams who are yet to play against the disqualified team will get 3 points like the team leading on the first innings and both the innings not completed as mentioned in ‘award of points’.
b.Such Club/Gymkhana who has been disqualified shall be debarred from participating in the League or knockout tournament for next three years.
If the Club/Gymkhana desires to participate again in League shall start their participation from knockout only after the expiry of the period of being debarred.
c. The Captain of such Club/Gymkhana shall be debarred for one year from participating in the League.
A Club/Gymkhana against whom any disciplinary action was taken may be admitted after the expiry of the period for which that Club/Gymkhana was punished to a division lower than the division in which it was playing at the time of the action.
The interpretation of these Rules, construction and effects shall rest entirely with Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee whose decisions on all matters whether covered or not by the Rules, shall be final and binding on all participating Clubs/Gymkhanas.
The tournament will be played as per the Kanga League rules and in case any ambiguity, the model rules (including rules of registration of players) of MCA existing as on the day of first match will be applicable. The rules of the tournament will not be changed once the first match of the tournament is played. No change in the rules regarding registration of players / model rules will be applicable during the tournament after the first match of the tournament is played.
a. A protest must be lodged within 48 hours after the completion of the match at the office of the Mumbai Cricket Association and must be accompanied by protest fee of Rs.1,500/- which shall be refunded if the protest is upheld. Such protest shall be dealt at the earliest by Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee.
b. Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee shall be the sole judge of all the protests and disputes in the tournament. The committee is empowered to investigate any complaint either on its own or a protest received from the participating Club/Gymkhana.
c. The Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee shall take appropriate action including levy such penalty as it may deem fit on the participating Club/Gymkhana if
i. They do not make the payments for ground and umpires and,
ii. They resort to unfair play and either gain or give undue advantage to another Club/Gymkhana participating in the League.
d. Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee shall also be entitled at its discretion to vary, alter or cancel the points gained by the Club/Gymkhana found guilty or to relegate either or both the Clubs/Gymkhanas to a division lower than its/their standing and if either Club/Gymkhana is already facing relegation before the action is taken to relegate it to a division further lower than in which it would have played after the relegation. Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee shall follow the Rules of natural justice.
Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee shall be entitled to add, alter, cancel or otherwise amend the rules as and when it thinks fit, subject to the ratification by the Managing Committee of Mumbai Cricket Association.
Rules framed by Managing Committee of Mumbai Cricket Association for Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League are final and binding to all the Teams/Participants.
Unless otherwise decided by Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee and save as herein stated in the Rules, the matches shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Cricket (2003 Code) and Model Rules/Playing Conditions published by the Mumbai Cricket Association and circulated to its member Clubs/Gymkhanas and as per the playing conditions mentioned hereinafter.
b. The hours of play shall be 10.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (First Session) 12.15 p.m. to 01.15 p.m. (Lunch) 01.15 p.m. to 03.15 p.m.(Second Session) 03.15 p.m. to 03.35 p.m. (Tea) 03.35 p.m. to 05.35 p.m. (Last Session)
If the match commences at or after 12.15 p.m. there shall be no interval for lunch
No match shall start after 03.15 p.m. Umpires should make frequent inspections before abandoning the match in view of the aforementioned time limit.
a. All matches shall be played on the dates and ground fixed by
Dr. H. D. Kanga Cricket League Sub Committee and no change of ground shall be allowed without its prior approval in writing. Provided however, that subject to the provisions of the Rule 13 hereafter, change of the pitch before the toss on the same plot/square shall be permitted if the Umpires are of the opinion that the pitch, which is already prepared is not playable and there is a possibility of the match being played on another pitch on the same plot/square. Change of the pitch is not permitted once the toss has taken place. In case, if any ground is damaged by natural or unnatural cause and in the opinion of the Umpires is beyond repairs, such match shall be treated as abandoned and no replay shall be awarded.
b. Umpires shall be the sole judges of the fitness of the ground, weather and light for play from 30 minutes before the time fixed for the commencement of the match to the scheduled close of the match. If the Umpires disagree, the actual state of things shall continue. Law 3.9 (c) giving options to Captains will not aply.
c. Umpires shall be the sole & final judges on all decisions arising on the point of facts during the match and shall be binding on both the teams. No complaint or protest whatsoever shall be entertained against them from either side except in Captain’s confidential report. Strict disciplinary action shall be taken against the player and/or team misbehaving, swearing or manhandling either Umpire during or after the match.
d. The Captains of the two sides unaccompanied by any player, shall however be allowed to inspect the pitch at anytime when the game is not in progress, if they so desire, except when the Umpires are officially inspecting the pitch.
e. In case the official and reserved Umpire/s does/do not turn up till 15 minutes before the scheduled for the commencement of the match, the Captains of both the sides shall proceed to appoint the Umpire/s who shall officiate in the match as the full fledged Umpire/s and shall not perform his/her duties from the square leg position only.
f. Under no circumstances the match shall be postponed for the want of Umpire/s or any disagreement over the appointment of the Umpire/so. If a match is not played due to any disagreement over the appointment of the Umpire/s the defaulting Club/Gymkhana shall be debarred from further participation in the said League in that year.
No pitch or any part thereof shall be covered after 9.30 a.m. on the previous day of the match and at any time of the day on which the match is to be played. Artificial drying of the pitch is expressively prohibited.
If available roller is being used at the adjacent pitch, the umpires may wait and delay the start after getting the pitch rolled and the playing time shall be extended by that much length caused by delay to compensate the time lost.
Rolling shall not be permitted at the start of the match even if the start is delayed for any reason.
a. A side batting first shall not be entitled to declare its first innings closed untill after the expiry of atleast one hour of actual play.
b. The Umpires shall note the timings of the start of the innings as well as of the restart on resumption of play after any interruption for the purpose of the award of points and also record the same in the scorebooks of the Clubs/Gymkhanas.
In case of ‘Lost Ball’ called by any fieldsman or the ball is lost after crossing the playing area, the Umpires shall continue the game without any stoppage with the use of another ball of similar wear and tear. The ball lost if found later on, shall be brought back into play immediately with the start of a fresh over. The search of the ball lost should be carried out by those persons who are not involved in the match. It will be the responsibility of the fielding side to keep some spare balls of different wear and tear ready with the scorers from the start of their respective innings and are made available to the Umpires when required for replacement. In assessing the over-rate, the time lapsed, if any, for replacement or retrieving of the ball shall not be deducted. Both the Umpires’ remark and signatures are necessary if the ball is lost. If there are no spare balls (used ones) then the Umpires will be empowered to assess and take action.
Guidelines to the umpires for judging a wide ball.
On the offside/legside of the striker, in the opinion of the umpire, if the ball passes beyond the reach of the striker from where he is standing and would have passed wide of him standing in a normal guard position and thereby denying reasonable opportunity to the striker to play a normal cricket stroke, umpire shall call and signal “wide ball”.
However for bowler whom the umpire considers to be bowling down the leg side as a negative tactics, interpretation of the limited overs wide will be applied as follows:
For bowlers attempting to utilize the rough outside the batsman’s leg stump, not necessarily as a negative tactics, the strict limited overs wide interpretation shall be applied.
Ii. When batting side declares its innings closed.
iii. When the scheduled closing time is reached.
c. The over-rate shall be calculated by dividing the actual time taken for completion of the innings expressed in minutes after deducting 3 minutes per drink interval in that innings (by the figure 4.5).
d. In deciding the number of overs bowled short, fraction of an over bowled shall be treated as completed over.
e.The penalty for slow over-rate shall be 15 runs per over bowled short.
f. If a side is all out before the completion of 30 overs no penalty will be awarded to batting side.
If two innings are not completed, the result of the match shall be decided on the first innings score, if not it will be a drawn match. The match shall continue till 5.35 p.m., unless outright result obtained earlier or play is not possible due to weather condition.
1) Captains or deputies acting as captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that the play is conducted within the spirit of the game as well as within the Laws.
2) Players and team officials of the playing teams shall not at any time engaged in conduct which would bring them or their team or the game into disrepute.
3) Players and team officials shall at all times accept the umpire's decision; players must not show dissent either verbally or by action at the umpire's decision.
4) Players and team officials shall not intimidate assault or attempt to intimidate or assault an umpire, another player or spectator.
5) Players and team officials shall not use crude or abusive language (known as sledging) nor make offensive gestures.
6) Players and team officials shall not disclose or comment upon any alleged breach of the code or upon any hearing, report or decision arising from such breach.
7) Players and team officials shall not make any public pronouncement or media comment which is detrimental to the match which is taking place.
8) Players and team officials shall not engage, directly or indirectly, in betting, gambling or any form of financial speculation on the outcome of any cricket match to which this code applies and in which the player is a participant or with which a team official is associated or on any event which, in the opinion of the referee, shall be connected with any such cricket match the purpose (or pretended purpose) of which is to benefit such player or team official either directly or indirectly, whether financially or otherwise. Players and team officials shall not accept any form of inducement which is considered by the referee to be likely to effect the performance of any player involved in any such cricket match adversely.
9) Any player, official or umpire shall not consume any intoxicating substance in any form during the course of the match.
1. The offences set out at 2 to 7 below are Level I offences. The penalty for a Level I Offence shall be an official reprimand and or Ban for 1 or 2 matches (proposed).
2. Abuse a cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fitting.
3. Showing Dissent at an umpire's decision by action or verbal abuse.
4. Using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and or making of an obscene gesture, to another player, umpire, observer, team official or spectator. (Language will be interpreted to include gesture)
5. Excessive appealing, charging or advancing towards umpire in an aggressive manner.
6. Pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion in an aggressive manner by a bowler or other member of the fielding side upon the dismissal of a batsman.
7. Public criticism of inappropriate comment on a match related incident or match official.
Level II: Repeat of all Level I offences plus as listed below:
1. The offences set out in 2 to 10 below are level II offences. The Penalty for a Level II offence shall be ban of 2 or more matches (proposed)
2. Repeat of any Level I Offence within 12 months of such offence.
3. Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play.
4. Deliberate and malicious distraction or obstruction on the field of play.
5. Throwing the ball at or near a player, umpire or official in an inappropriate and / or dangerous manner.
6. Changing the condition of the ball in breach of law 42.3
7. Any attempt to manipulate a match regard to the result, net run rate, bonus points, runs scored or wickets taken or otherwise. The captain of any team guilty of such conduct shall be held responsible.
8. Intimidation of an Umpire or Observer whether by language or conduct.
9. Threat of assault on another player, Team Official Umpire or Spectator.
10. Using any language or gesture that offends insults, humiliates, intimidates, threatens, disparages, or vilifies another person on the basis of that person's race, religion, gender, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.
Level III: Repeat of all of Level I & II offences plus as listed below:
1. The Offences set out at 2 to 4 below are level III offences. The penalty for level III offences shall be a ban of 5 Multi Day matches to 10 one day matches up to a life ban for the player or official concerned (proposed)
2. Physical assault of another player, Umpire, Referee, Official or Spectator.
3. Any act of Violence on the field of play.
4. Using any language or gestures that seriously offends, insults, humiliates, intimidates, threatens, disparages or vilifies another person on the basis of the person's race, religion, gender, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.
1. Umpires responsible for any mistake / error as regards to MCC Laws 2003 code and / or model rules of M.CA or Kanga League Rules.
2. Behaviour / Discipline required within the Spirit of Law.
3. Following the guidelines of Model Rules for conducting of all the tournaments under auspices of M.C.A..
4. Umpires shall not accept any form of indictment which is likely to affect the result of the match. Also shall not engage directly or indirectly in betting, gambling or any form of financial speculation on the outcome of the cricket match or tournament to which this code applies.
DUTIES OF OBSERVER DESIGNATED FOR STRATEGEN DR. H. D. KANGA CRICKET LEAGUE
Observers are appointed by the Hon. Secretary, Board of Umpires as notified in the fixture book for various matches on grounds scheduled to be played within their jurisdiction to perform duties as listed below.
1. They shall remain present at the venues as mentioned in the fixture book at least 60 minutes before the scheduled start of the matches every day and inspect the pitches within their jurisdiction. They shall remain present throughout the day and up to 15 minutes after the scheduled close of play or conclusion of the last match within their jurisdiction whichever is later.
2. They shall check the list of umpires appointed within their jurisdiction and specifically mention the names and location of Umpires who remain absent within their jurisdiction.
3. They shall appoint reserve Umpire/s who has reported at their head quarters in place of umpires/s who does/do not turn up at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start.
4. In case matches do not start on time due to ground conditions, observers shall inspect the pitch/es themselves along with the umpires and guide the concerned umpires about possibility of starting that match keeping in mind that the matches in Kanga League are played on wet pitches. Their vigilance shall ensure that the matches are played in true spirit which will stop alleged malpractices.
5. They shall visit all the grounds within their jurisdiction at least once in each session to ensure that the matches are played within the rules and playing conditions of the Kanga League, if it silent then Model Rules of the Mumbai Cricket Association in force as on date shall apply and if both are also silent then the M.C.C. Laws of Cricket-2000 (2003 Edition) code shall apply. However they shall not interfere with the duties of on field umpires.
6. They shall intervene without anybody's appeal, discuss with the officiating umpires in case of unfair play and enlighten them about the actions provided in the laws.
7. They shall conduct an enquiry on the same evening if any report about the misbehavior by any player/official within their jurisdiction is reported and forward detailed report to the Association within 24 hours.
They shall act as arbitrators in case of any technical difficulty or dispute during the course of the match and their decision shall be final and binding on both the participating teams.
8. They shall certify on the appointment letter of the reserve umpire whether or not the reserve umpire substituted the Umpire who remain absent on the day.
9. They shall prepare their administrative reports alongwith the concerned umpires separately for each match in the prescribed proforma and forward the same in the sealed envelope to the office of Mumbai Cricket Association, Board of Umpires sub-committee within next three working days and obtain acknowledgment.
10. Observers shall insist for exchange of teams in a prescribed format (not on any piece of paper) at the time of toss and get the list of nominations from both the teams of further submission to the Association alongwith their reports.
11. In case of matches not starting on the scheduled time, observers must insist upon all the umpires within their jurisdiction that they shall wait till 03.15 p.m. before abandoning the matches.
12. Observers and officiating umpires also must record the no. of lost balls and new balls used on the official score-sheets with their signatures.
13. Observers and the officiating umpires must ensure that the score-sheets are completed in all respects before affixing their signatures.