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5. (a) Before tossing for the first innings, each Captain shall nominate his players by passing a list with their names and initials to the other Captain.
(b) At that time for a two-day match a Captain may note on the list two players who will be absent for day two and a twelfth and thirteenth players who shall replace them from the conclusion of the first day’s play. Each replaced player shall have a specific replacement. The replacement player shall take part in the match as if he were the replaced player, completing his innings or any over in progress if necessary. None of the replaced or replacement players shall take part in any other match during that round.
(c) No player other than those so named, except substitute fieldsmen, shall be allowed to participate in the match.
(d) The Covid 19 pandemic has affected cricket in ways not seen since the devastating effect of WW2. For its duration or any similar emergency that the Executive may declare, the Executive will have these special powers. To declare any match abandoned as a draw and decide which players can play in other matches. To authorise a replacement player for day2 of a 2day game or where a player must leave a 1day game for isolation. The club requesting the replacement will give details of the player who cannot continue including texts or emails. They will name the proposed replacement with their recent playing history and why they are available. The Executive will refuse a replacement where it considers it would unfairly benefit the team. It may allow a player that would otherwise be ineligible. At the Executive’s discretion a match may be forfeited where information given to executive is found to be untrue.
(e) A player must first qualify to take part in finals by playing at least four minor round matches for his Club in the current season. However, should a player not have played the necessary four matches, a permit in certain circumstances may be granted by the Executive Committee.
(f) A player shall not be eligible to play in a finals match in a team unless at least half of his minor round matches have been played in that team or lower teams, unless, under certain circumstances, he is granted a permit by the Executive Committee.
(g) However, where a Club has consecutive teams playing in Semi-Finals or Grand-Finals, it may interchange eligible players for any of its consecutive teams, e.g. If teams "A", "B", "C" and "E" are in the finals, there may be free movement of selection between teams "A", "B" and "C". Should team "B" not reach the Grand Final (or team "A" loses the semi-final in an "A”/”B" situation) then this Clause will cease to apply to the remaining team(s).
(h) Players who are replaced under part (b) above and their replacements shall have such games counted as one whole for finals qualification.
(i) Any player with dual registration who has played games in another association during the year needs a permit to play finals in this association. Relevant to the granting of the permit will be the number and timing of games played for each association, the grades played, the section of the anticipated finals and the reason for the dual registration.
(j) Any Club playing an ineligible player in a match will lose the match and all Premiership points from the match. The other team will win the match and be awarded points for a first innings win or retain their winning points. The Executive may also decide on additional penalties against the Captain, Players or club where the breach of the rules is negligent or deliberate. Players may be ineligible because they are not appropriately named before the toss, lack a permit or clearance under Constitution Section 30 or are unqualified for a final.

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