BLIND CRICKET CONCEPT

  • Bowling is underarm and the ball has to pitch once before the mid pitch and also one pitch before the batsman
  • The bowler gives an audio clue before bowling and the batsmen gives an audio clue when he is ready
  • The boundaries are between 45 and 50 yards from the pitch
  • The match is played between two teams of 11 players each
  • Minimum 4 totally blind players (B1)
  • Minimum 3 partially blind players (B2)
  • Maximum of 4 partially sighted players (B3)
  • B1 players wear a White Wrist Band or one stripe on the upper arm may also be used.
  • B2 players wear a Red Wrist Band or two stripes on the upper arm may also be used.
  • B3 players wear a Blue Wrist Band or three stripes on the upper arm may also be used.
  • All International matches will be played on a surface mutually agreeable to the participating teams.
  • Preference of the WBC is always turf or synthetic grass surfaces.
  • Each wicket shall consist of three tubular stumps made of hollow metal pipe.
  • The colour of the wickets shall be fluorescent orange or yellow.
  • The ball that is approved by the World Blind Cricket Ltd. (WBC) shall be used in all international matches.
  • An audio ball made of hard plastic and filled with tiny ball bearings is used.
  • The regular cricket bat to be used with standard specifications.
  • Minimum 40% of the overs should be bowled by the B1 players (totally blind).
  • All runs scored off the bat by a B1 batsman shall be doubled and will be credited to the batsman.
  • A “one bounce” catch by a B1 player will result in the batsman being given out.
  • No fielder shall dive, or lie down until the batsman has played a stroke or the ball has passed the batsman.