Law 36 (Leg before wicket)
1. Out LBW
The striker is out LBW in the circumstances set out below.
(a)The bowler delivers a ball, not being a No ball
and (b) the ball, if it is not intercepted full pitch, pitches
in line between wicket and wicket or on the off side of the
and (c) the ball not having previously touched his bat, the
striker intercepts the ball, either full pitch or after pitching,
with any part of his person
and (d) the point of impact, even if above the level of the
either (i) is between wicket and wicket
or (ii) is either between wicket and wicket or outside the line of the off
stump, if the striker has made no genuine attempt to play the ball with his
and (e) but for the interception, the ball would have hit
2. Interception of the ball
(a) In assessing points (c), (d) and (e) in 1 above, only the first interception
is to be considered.
(b) In assessing point (e) in 1 above, it is to be assumed
that the path of the ball before interception would have continued
after interception, irrespective of whether the ball might
have pitched subsequently or not.
3. Off side of wicket
The off side of the striker's wicket shall be determined by the striker's stance
at the moment the ball comes into play for that delivery.