RULES - Basketball

Rules & Regulations

Rules No.Rules
1 All the players in the squad have to be enrolled students of their respective universities.
2 The team has to submit a photocopy of ID card, a photocopy of advising slip and a passport size photo of each player in the squad.
3 Within January 27, 2020 each team has to submit the squad list of 12 players with their required documents.
4 16 teams will be participating in the tournament where they will be divided into 4 groups. The four group champions will qualify for the semi-finals and the winners from the semi- finals will play the final. The winner of final will be regarded as the champion.
5 In a match four quarters of 10 minutes each will be played where each team will be playing with 5 men from their squad.
6 The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
7 The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands.
8 A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at a good speed if he tries to stop.
9 The ball must be held in or between the hands; the arms or body must not be used for holding it.
10 No shouldering, holding, striking, pushing, or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul; the second shall disqualify him until the next basket is made or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game. No substitution shall be allowed.
11 A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violation of rules three and four and such described in rule five.
12 If either side makes three consecutive fouls, it shall count a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the mean time making a foul).
13 A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket and stays there (without falling), providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edges, and the opponent moves the basket, it shall count as a goal.
14 When the ball goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field of play and played by the first person touching it. In case of dispute the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds. If he holds it longer, it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on that side.
15 The referee shall be the judge of the men and shall note the fouls and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have power to disqualify people according to Rule 5.
16 The referee shall be judge of the ball and shall decide when the ball is in play, in bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made and keep account of the baskets, with any other duties that are usually performed by a scorekeeper.
17 Although the foul rule is described above as a defensive rule, it applies exactly the same to all players on the court including offensive players. 1) Basketball players cannot kick the ball or hit it with their fist. 2) No player can touch the basketball while it is traveling downward towards the basket or if it is on the rim. This is called goaltending. (touching the ball on the rim is legal in some games).
18 Rules for the offense the basketball team on offense is the team with the basketball. When a player has the basketball there are certain rules they must follow: 1) The player must bounce, or dribble, the ball with one hand while moving both feet. If, at any time, both hands touch the ball or the player stops dribbling, the player must only move one foot. The foot that is stationary is called the pivot foot. 2) The basketball player can only take one turn at dribbling. In other words, once a player has stopped dribbling, they cannot start another dribble. A player who starts dribbling again is called for a double-dribbling violation and loses the basketball to the other team.
19 A player can only start another dribble after another player from either team touches or gains control of the basketball. This is usually after a shot or pass. 3) The ball must stay in bounds. If the offensive team loses the ball out of bounds the other team gets control of the basketball. 4) The players hand must be on top of the ball while dribbling. If they touch the bottom of the basketball while dribbling and continue to dribble this is called carrying the ball and the player will lose the ball to the other team. 5) Once the offensive team crosses half court, they may not go back into the backcourt. This is called a backcourt violation.
20 If the defensive team knocks the ball into the backcourt, then the offensive team can recover the ball legally. Defensive Rules The team on defense is the team without the basketball. 1) The main rule for the defensive player is not to foul. A foul is described as gaining an unfair advantage through physical contact. There is some interpretation that has to be made by the referee, but, in general, the defensive player may not touch the offensive player in a way that causes the offensive player to lose the ball or miss a shot.
21 The organizing management only holds the right to change, deduct or add any rules if necessary.
22 Rest of the rules will be followed according to the Basketball federation rules.

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