Points - Group Stage and League Stage Matches
Win - 2
No Result - 1 each
Abandoned - 1 each
Tie (only if Super Over not possible) - 1 each
Loss or Forfeit - 0
Group Stage Points Table
The team with the highest number of points at the end of the Group Stage shall finish 1st on the Group Points Table and the team with the lowest shall finish 3rd.
Separating Teams on Equal Points
In the event of teams finishing on equal points during the Group Stage or the League Stage, the higher finishing position on the Points Table will be assumed by:
(i) The team with the most number of wins; or if equal,
(ii) The team with the highest Net Run Rate; or if equal,
(iii) The team with the higher number of wickets taken per balls bowled in the Group or League (whichever is applicable) Stage matches in which results were achieved; or if equal,
(iv) Drawing lots.
In a match declared no result, Net Run Rate is not applicable.
Net Run Rate
A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition.
In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.
Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations. Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under Duckworth/Lewis, for net run rate purposes Team 1 will be accredited with Team 2's Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by Team 2. Where a match is concluded but with Duckworth/Lewis having been applied at an earlier point in the match, Team 1 will be accredited with 1 run less than the final Target Score for Team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to Team 2 to reach the target.
Qualifying for the League Stage
The teams that finish 1st and 2nd on each Group Points Table at the completion of the Group Stage matches shall progress to the League Stage.
Before the commencement of the event, each team was allocated a Group Position, listed in the table below.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|A1 Deccan Chargers||B1 NSW Blues||C1 Royal Challengers Bangalore||D1 Delhi Daredevils|
|A2 Somerset||B2 Eagles||C2 Cape Cobras||D2 Victoria|
|A3 Trinidad & Tobago||B3 Sussex||C3 Otago||D3 Wayamba|
The League Stage Match Schedule lists matches involving Positions 1 and 2 from each Group.
If the team that was originally allocated Group Position 1 or 2 progresses to the League Stage, that team shall retain that same Group Position in the League Stage Match Schedule, regardless of whether they finish 1st or 2nd in their Group Points Table.
If 'team 3' progresses to the League Stage, that team will assume the position of the team that did not qualify for the League Stage for the group, regardless whether it finished 1st or 2nd in the Group Points Table.
For example, in Group A, if Somerset CCC finishes 1st in the Group and Deccan Chargers finished 2nd, Deccan Chargers will still progress to the League Stage in position A1 and Somerset CCC will retain A2. However, if Trinidad & Tobago finishes 1st in Group A and Deccan Chargers finish 2nd, Deccan Chargers will retain position A1 and Trinidad & Tobago will assume position A2.
This formula facilitates ease of logistical operations and provides spectators and television with certainty as to the time and location of team matches.
|League A||League B|
|Trinidad & Tobago||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|NSW Blues||Delhi Daredevils|
League Stage Points Table
Before any matches are played during the League Stage, the League Stage Points Table shall carry forward the result of the match played between the two teams that progressed to that League from the same Group. The points, the applicable Net Run Rate and the applicable wickets per balls bowled, from that match only, shall be recorded in the League Points Table. The League Stage Points Table will combine the results from the League Stage matches and the one result carried forward from the Group Stage.
The Team with the highest number of points at the end of the League Stage shall be at the top of the table and the Team with the lowest shall be at the bottom.
Qualifying for the Semi Finals
The teams that finish 1st and 2nd on each League Points Table at the completion of the League Stage matches shall progress to the Semi Finals.
The team that finishes 1st on the League A Points Table will assume position A1 in the Semi Final Match Schedule, and the team that finishes 2nd will assume position A2.
Qualifying for the Final
The winner of each Semi Final shall progress to the Final.
In the event of the result of the Semi Final being a;
(v) Tie (with no Super Over possible), or
(vi) No Result, or
(vii) Abandoned Match,
the team that finished higher on its League Points Table will progress to the Final. (ie. A1 or B1).
The winner of the Final shall be declared the Champion Team.
In the event of the result of the Final being a;
(i) Tie (with no Super Over possible), or
(ii) No Result, or
(iii) Abandoned Match,
both teams shall share the title of Champion Team, and the Prize Money shall be split evenly between the two teams.
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