LAHORE: No-toss rule and heavier financial penalties for not maintaining over-rates are the key features of the PCB Playing Conditions and PCB Code of Conduct for the 2019-20 season, which kicks-off on Saturday, 14 September, with the first round action of the four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
A team securing an outright win will get 16 points. Five and nine points will be awarded for a drawn or a tied game. The following is how the points on the first innings performances will be awarded: Batting points for the first innings which could be earned up to 11o overs: 1 point for 200 runs, 2 points for 250 runs, 3 points for 300 runs, 4 points for 350 runs, 5 points for 400 runs. Bowling points for first innings: 1 point for 3 wickets, 2 points for 6 wickets, 3 points for 9 wickets.
To ensure completion of overs in the allocated time, the PCB has introduced heavier and consistent cash fines in the PCB Code of Conduct 2019-20. Range of permissible sanctions for unlimited-overs matches: PKR 8,000 per team for 1-2 over short, PKR 12,000 per team plus penalty for previous overs for 3-4 overs, PKR 16,000 per team plus penalty for previous overs for 5-6 overs, PKR 20,000 per team plus penalty for previous overs for 7-8 overs, PKR 25,000 per team plus penalty for previous overs for 9 or more overs.