b, The League shall comprise of a maximum of 48 teams who shall be organised into divisions and any odd number of teams may be organised into a further competition at the discretion of the League Executive Committee.
c, Once the original fixture list has been issued, there cannot be any changes to the fixture list except for the following:
i. Both teams in the fixture may agree to change the date and/or venue providing both teams agree, and the proposed re-arrangement of the date and/or venue are notified to the Fixture Secretary, giving a minimum of seven days’ notice prior to the original date of the scheduled fixture. The proposed re-arranged fixture date must be within four weeks of the original fixture date. If either team then cancel the re-arranged fixture, then the fixture will be cancelled, and maximum points will be awarded to the non-defaulting team. If the fixture is not re-arranged within four weeks of the original fixture, then the fixture will be cancelled with no points to either team.
ii. If a team is hiring a venue and the team is given short notice by the owners that the ground is not available the coming weekend, then providing the notice is received by the Thursday before the scheduled date, then the fixture may be postponed. It is then the responsibility of the home team to re-arrange the fixture date. Failure to re-arrange the fixture date within four weeks will result in the fixture being referred to the Discipline or Appeal Committee as appropriate.
iii. For Cup-ties where the home ground is unavailable, the Fixture Secretary can change the date and venue, in which case as per Rule 63 all ground hire costs for all Cup-ties will be shared by both teams and in such cases the decision of the Fixture Secretary shall be final.
iv. Teams may agree to bring forward the start time of their fixture by informing the Fixture Secretary at least seven days prior to the original scheduled date of the fixture. On these occasions all timings related to the start/finish time of the game, the first innings and any other timed rules of the competition shall be adjusted accordingly. No game shall be authorised to start earlier then 12 noon, unless permission has been given by the Executive Committee.
v. Only with the agreement of the League Fixture Secretary consenting clubs may play a match mid-week, with a 6:00 pm start time, not to exceed 20 overs each team. (All timings to be adjusted accordingly.) Mid-week matches may only be arranged during June and July.