4th July 2018 - TNL Rule 25 m) Penalty
With effect from the start of the 2018 season the scoring of points under Rule 23 has changed. More points can now be scored. This change should have been reflected in the points removed and awarded where there has been a breach of Rule 25 m) – playing a recognised higher team player in a lower team when the higher team`s match has been cancelled or not scheduled. In a case where a breach of Rule 25 m) was proved it was decided that the offending (and winning) team should have its 10 points for winning removed. The 10 points for winning were awarded to the non offending team who would be credited with the win. Bonus points secured by both teams would not be altered.
Any team being in breach of Rule 25 m) this season will have its 10 points for winning removed and awarded to the non offending team. Bonus points secured by both teams will not be altered. Batting and/or bowling and/or wicketkeeping/fielding figures of the offending team in the match concerned will not be taken into account.