The Laws of Cricket were first introduced in 1774 to preserve the spirit of play. MCC maintains copyright in keeping with the Cricket laws and includes authorisation before reproducing it. The following is the Laws List Summary.

  • Law 1 : The Players
  • Law 2 : Subs/runners, leaving field, retiring, commencing innings
  • Law 3 : The Umpires
  • Law 4 : The Scorers
  • Law 5 : The Ball
  • Law 6 : The Bat
  • Law 7 : The Pitch
  • Law 8 : The Wickets
  • Law 9 : The Bowling, Popping and Return Creases
  • Law 10: Rolling,Sweeping,Mowing,Watering the Pitch and Remarking of Creases
  • Law 11: Covering the Pitch
  • Law 12: Innings
  • Law 13: The Follow-On
  • Law 14: Declaration and Forfeiture
  • Law 15: Intervals
  • Law 16: Start of Play, Cessation of Play
  • Law 17: Practice on the Field
  • Law 18: Scoring Runs
  • Law 19: Boundaries
  • Law 20: Lost Ball
  • Law 21: The Result
  • Law 22: The Over
  • Law 23: Dead Ball
  • Law 24: No Ball
  • Law 25: Wide Ball
  • Law 26: Bye and Leg Bye
  • Law 27: Appeals
  • Law 28: The Wicket is Down
  • Law 29: Batsman out of his Ground
  • Law 30: Bowled
  • Law 31: Timed Out
  • Law 32: Caught
  • Law 33: Handled the Ball
  • Law 34: Hit the Ball Twice
  • Law 35: Hit Wicket
  • Law 36: Leg Before Wicket
  • Law 37: Obstructing the Field
  • Law 38: Run Out
  • Law 39: Stumped
  • Law 40: The Wicket-Keeper
  • Law 41: The Fielder
  • Law 42: Fair and Unfair Play

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  1. My dream to become an cricket player and to play for my country India in international cricket,,,,,,, it’s my dream at the age of 9…..when my dream will become true….. I’m always cried because of not playing cricket…… My favorite player is MS Dhoni…….my name is Ajay one day my dream will come true….. Thank you

  2. Bro my friend is playing cricket he was batting when ball hits on his pads umpire give notout good decision but batter picked up the ball and he give to bowler and fielder appeal please tell me what is this (out ) OR (NOT OUT )

    • If the ball is dead , i mean , not moving , then the batsman is notout. And if the ball is still in play, i mean, moving, especially towards the stumps and the batsman stops or pushes the ball with hands he is given out. If he kicks the ball he is not out

  3. The laws of cricket are a set of rules set up by The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) which describe the laws of cricket global, to ensure equality and equity. The MCC retains the copyright in the laws of the game. Only the MCC may change the laws. Although currently this would normally only be done after discussions with the game’s global governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC). Cricket is one of the few sports for which the governing principles are referred to as ‘Laws’ rather than as ‘Rules’ or ‘Regulations’.

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