Main Tournament-2011

DIVISIONS, GROUPS & SCHEDULES:

The NJSBCL has 72 teams registered for the year 2011 season. League grew once again from 66 teams last year. Few more teams had to be said “NO” as we did not have enough grounds to accommodate all. Consistent with the general formatting guidelines published last year, this season also league will be following a two division format.

The general format for this season is as follows: The 72 teams for the season will be divided into two divisions, Division-1 and Division-2. Division-1 is the upper tier division and the count is being restricted to 32 teams and Division-2 is going to have 40 teams.

Based on previous year’s performance, teams from 2010 that registered again were split into the two divisions mentioned above while all the new teams will be playing in Division-2. As announced during 2009 season, there will once again be no mid-season moves between divisions this season.

In 2011, both divisions will start league matches simultaneously on Saturday, April 23 and follow individual formats through the season to accommodate for different number of teams. All teams in Division-1 will get to play at least 18 matches in Round-1 and Round-2 while the Division-2 teams will play at least 19 matches all in Round-1 before the knockout rounds. The top sixteen teams from each division will qualify to knockout rounds and play for their Division Championships. The knockout rounds are scheduled from mid-September to first week of October. Due to increased match schedules in the regular season the available time for the knock out rounds is short. All teams in playoffs are expected to be flexible with scheduling. If required, teams have to play back-to-back matches on the same weekend or back-to-back matches on the same day. The EC’s decisions will be final during the knockout rounds.

LEAGUE SEASON:

The cricket season shall comprise of two competitions as listed below:

1. The NJBSCL Championship for Division-1: Their season will consist of a Round-1 and Round-2 of the regular season followed by the knock-out rounds.

2. The NJBSCL Championship for Division-2: The season will consist of a Round-1 of regular season followed by the knock-out rounds.

Additionally, the league may conduct 8x8 tournaments during the Independence Day and Memorial Day weekends. If weather permits, such tournaments will be scheduled after the end of the regular season also.

LEAGUE FORMAT:

The NJSBCL League Championship will be run as follows:

1. All games shall be limited to a maximum of sixteen (16) overs per inning.

2. Ten (10) points shall be awarded for a win.

3. Five (5) points for a Draw or Tie (Tie is defined as both teams scoring the same number of runs regardless of number of balls/over bowled or number of fallen wickets. Draw occurs when the game is called-off by neutral umpires or EC due to un-playable conditions or un-foreseen circumstances).


Main Tournament 2008

The NJSBCL has 48 teams registered for this year. These teams are divided in to 4 groups of 11 teams each (A, B, C & D). The placement of teams in to group was ranked based on their performance in the prior year, if participated. All the new teams have been assigned the group randomly.

Round 1:

Each participating team will play 11 games as per the schedule. At the end of the round 1 top 6 team from each group will qualify for round 2. The 6 teams eliminated from round 1 will participate in Plater's tournament; the schedule will be published in due course.

Round 2:

In this round Group A plays Group B and Group C play Group D - 6 Games for each of the qualifiers from round 1.The points and Net Run Rate will not be carried forward to round 2 from round 1. But the NRR will be used resolve the tie between the teams, please refer to the rule book for more details on tie breaker rules.

At the conclusion of round two top 4 teams from combined AB and Combined CD will qualify for Quarter Final round.

The 16 teams eliminated from round 2 will be eligible to participate in Plater's tournament

Quarter Finals, Semi Finals & Finals:

Top 4 teams from AB plays top 4 teams from CD - Knockout round – Winners qualify for the semifinal Semi Finals - Knockout round, winners qualify to Finals.

Grounds:

Due to the increase of the number of teams participating, the numbers of ground available are less than last year, hence the league management expects co-operation and flexibility from the participating teams on this issue. On the issue of multiple teams playing on the same ground, we expect the concerned teams to work out amicable solution based on the published schedule. The EC will not be arbitrator for those situations. The team which has a permit from the local government body will be considered as Home team by the EC. This year EC has determined following teams as travel teams, these teams will not be awarded any home games, these teams has to travel to opposing teams ground for playing matches.

Toms River, ACT CC, Atlantic CC, Falls CC, Wayne Spark, New Port

ALL SCHEDULED GAMES MUST START NO LATER THAN 8.45 AM

Rescheduling & Rained out games:

The league management expects the playing team captains and neutral umpires assigned to the game to come up with reschedule plan before the end date of the scheduled round.

Round 1 - July 27th, 2008

Round 2 - September 21st, 2008

Only in exceptional cases EC should intervene in the matter, as usual EC's decision will be final. EC has 2 options - Either force the teams to complete the game within all the constraints or split the points.


Main Tounament 2007

The NJSBCL has 36 teams registered for this year. These teams are divided in to 4 groups of 9 teams each. The placement of teams in to group was based on performance of the team in 2006 if participated. All the new teams have been assigned the group by chance.

Round 1 - Each participating team will play 8 games as per the schedule. At the end of the round 1 top 4 team from each group will qualify for round 2. The 5 teams eliminated from round 1 will participate in Platers tournament; the schedule will be published in due course.

 

 

Round 2 - In this round Group A plays Group B and Group C play Group D - 4 Games for each of the qualifiers from round 1.The points and Net Run Rate will be carried forward to round 2 only against qualifying opponents. At the conclusion of this round top 4 teams from combined AB and Combined CD will qualify for next round. The 5 teams eliminated from round 1 will participate in Platers tournament

Round 3 - In this round, Group AB qualifiers plays group CD qualifiers - 4 Games for each of the qualifiers from round 2.The points and Net Run Rate will be carried forward to round 3 only against qualifying opponents. At the conclusion of this round top 4 teams will qualify for Semi finals.

Semi Finals- Knockout round, winners qualify to Finals.

Grounds

Due to the recent issue with Piscataway township, the number of ground available are less than last year, hence the league management expects co-operation and flexibility from the participating teams on this issue. The EC will review the allocation grounds on week by week basis. Please let EC know the availability of grounds (Home) at the earliest.

 

Rescheduling & Rained out games

 

The league management expects the playing team captains and neutral umpires assigned to the game to come up with reschedule plan before the end date of the scheduled round.

Round 1 - July 8th, 2007
Round 2 - August 12th, 2007

 

Only in exceptional cases EC should intervene in the matter, as usual EC's decision will be final. EC has 2 options - Either force the teams to complete the game within all the constraints or split the points.

Neutral Umpires

Each participating team has to provide 2 volunteers for assigned games; the league will maintain a pool of paid umpires if the umpiring team wants to hire someone from that pool. Failure to provide umpires will result in deduction of 5 points.

 

Non Participation in scheduled Game

It was observed last year that some teams had not shown any interest in executing the scheduled games due to non qualification to next round. Forfeiture of scheduled games will be viewed seriously this year and may result in expulsion of the team from the league and/or Ban for next 2 years.

 

Player restrictions

A player can play only from 1 team for the season; each team must maintain this discipline.

Website

Our league has new home on the internet http://www.njsbcl.us, this should work as our communication channel for the year 2007.

Sachin will send us the details on this site soon.

Nomination for EC members

We would like to invite nomination for EC 2007 members from participating teams.

Distribution of cricket balls & meeting @ 5 PM on Sunday 15, 2007

Search for Oak Dr, Edison , NJ 08837 @40.552630,-74.342030 on maps.google.com

We should assemble on Parking Lot located on Oak Dr at 5 PM on Sunday 15, 2007.

We will distribute the tennis balls; introduce the NEW Teams and collect the registration fee. The fee for the season 2007 will be $125. Please make sure that fee is handed over to Mahendra / Avinash /Sachin


Thanks
Avinash On Behalf of EC