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15. Cricket rules

Smarkets general betting rules (1-11) will apply unless superseded by the Terms and Conditions or sports specific betting rules.

15.1   General

15.1.1   Bets will be settled as their outcomes become determined. Later decisions to void markets will not affect earlier settled markets if the outcomes of which are unaffected.

15.1.2   If the result is determined by a tie breaker including, but not limited to, bowl-off, super-over or a toss of the coin, remaining undetermined markets, including the winner market, will be voided.

15.1.3   If the result of a match is a draw or a tie, markets will be voided unless they have this selection as a possible outcome.

15.1.4   A ball must be bowled for bets to be valid. If no ball has been bowled, outstanding markets will be voided.

15.1.5   When a match is curtailed by the weather, bets will be settled according to the official result, including limited overs matches, whereby the result is determined by the Duckworth Lewis method.

15.2   Test matches

15.2.1   Test matches must conclude within five days of the original scheduled date. If they do not, any outstanding markets will be voided.

15.2.2   If less than 20 overs are bowled in an innings in a Test match, any outstanding ‘innings runs’ markets will be voided unless the outcome of that market is already known. This rule will not apply in the case a team is all out or declares their innings inside of 20 overs.

15.2.3   If a Test match is abandoned for any reason other than the weather, Smarkets will void outstanding bets.

15.2.4   If the official result of a Test match is a tie, all bets on the 'Winner' market will be voided.

15.3   Limited Over matches

15.3.1   If the Duckworth Lewis method is used to determine the result of a limited overs match, bets on undetermined 'Highest 10 over Total’ and ‘Opening Partnership’ will be voided.

15.3.2   If a limited overs match is declared as having “No Result”, all undetermined markets will be voided.

15.4   Types of Limited Over markets offered

15.4.1   Innings Runs: 20 overs must have been completed for the batting team except in cases where they have been bowled out or they have reached the target to win the match

15.4.2   Top Batsman: Where at least one run has been scored from the bat any top batsman markets would be settled. Bets on any player confirmed as not in the starting XI prior to the beginning of the match would be voided. Players selected in the starting XI that do not bat will be settled as a loser. In the case of a tie dead heat rules apply.

15.4.3   Top Wicket Taker: Where at least one wicket has been taken any top wicket taker markets would be settled. Bets on any player confirmed as not in the starting XI prior to the beginning of the match would be voided. Players selected in the starting XI that do not bowl will be settled as a loser. In the case of a tie dead heat rules apply.

15.4.4   To Bat First: Will be determined by the team to face the first ball of the first innings.

Last modified: July 17, 2019


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