Injury Code

  1. Where a player or umpire involved in a CV-controlled match suffers an injury causing bleeding, that person shall immediately retire from the game until such time as First Aid has been administered to prevent further bleeding. The injured person shall not resume playing or umpiring unless and until the bleeding has ceased.
  2. An injured batsman who has temporarily retired, and is unable to return after the fall of the ninth wicket, shall be recorded in the scorebooks as “retired hurt” and the innings shall be deemed closed.
  3. Where an injury occurs to a batsman involved in a tenth wicket partnership, a maximum of two minutes will be allowed in order for the batsman to obtain treatment. If the injury occurs within 30 minutes of a scheduled interval, the interval shall be taken immediately if the batsman is unable to resume after the two minutes. If the batsman is unable to resume after the two minutes or after the early interval, he shall be recorded in the scorebooks as “retired hurt”, as described in 2. above.
  4. Where an injury occurs to an umpire, and he/she must leave the field for treatment, the other umpire shall officiate at both ends and the host club shall provide a competent person to stand at square-leg until the injured umpire is able to resume.