In today’s edition we are going to look at cricket law two which is Substitutes and Runners, Batsman Retiring, Batsman Commencing innings.
If a fielder fails to take the field with his side at the start of the match or at any later time, or leaves the field during a season of play, the umpire shall be informed of the reason for the absence.
And he shall not thereafter come on to the field during a session of play without the consent of the umpire. The umpire shall give such consent as soon as practicable, if the player is absent from the field for longer than 8 minutes.
The player shall not be permitted to bowl in that innings after his return until he has been on the field for at least that length of playing time for which he was absent.
The player shall not be permitted to bat unless or until, in the aggregate, he has returned to the field and/or his side’s innings has been in progress for at least that length of playing time for which he has been absent or, if earlier, when his side has lost five wickets.