North American Cricket League Rules:
- 7 round-robin tournaments played at least every 2 weeks; each team will host 1 tournament per season.
- The regular season is played from April to August.
- Each team plays 2 random teams per tournament during a season; however, they must play different teams in each tournament whenever possible (12 games).
- Each team will receive premier points for entry into the post season; each team will receive 6 points for 1st place, 5 points for 2nd place, 4 points for 3rd place, etc. per tournament.
- The top 2 teams from each division will automatically be entered into the championship game; The NACL Grand Final must be played in the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida.
- All teams can have a minimum of 18 players along with a minimum of 2 two rookie contracts and a maximum of 2 overseas players in the squad (minimum of 24 players; maximum of 30 players).
- A minimum of 14 native players must be included in each squad (i.e. US and/or Canadian citizens or permanent residents). All players from NACL countries are exempt from the foreign player limits.
- All teams are also required to have a physiotherapist and a coach.
- Each team can also have a maximum of 2 overseas replacement players, in case the original overseas players get injured or withdraw due to particular reason.
- Under-22 players are to be remunerated with a minimum annual salary of US$15,000, whereas for others the minimum is US$25,000.
- Instead of having a singular draft similar in nature to the NFL, each team will have their own tryouts followed by a single preseason game in March to determine the final roster.
- Each bowler may bowl a maximum of only one-fifth of the total overs per innings. For a full, uninterrupted match, this is 4 overs.
- If a bowler delivers a no ball by overstepping the popping crease, it costs 1 run and his next delivery is designated a "free-hit". In this circumstance the batsman can only be dismissed through a run out, hitting the ball twice, obstructing the field or handling the ball.
- The following fielding restrictions apply:
- If the fielding team does not start to bowl their 20th over within 75 minutes, the batting side is credited an extra six runs for every whole over bowled after the 75-minute mark; the umpire may add more time to this if he believes the batting team is wasting time.
- NACL games utilize television timeouts and hence there is no time limit in which teams must complete their innings. However, a penalty may be imposed if the umpires find teams misusing this privilege. Each team is given a two-and-a-half-minute "strategic timeout" during each innings; one must be taken by the bowling team between the 6th and 10th overs, and one by the batting team between the 11th and 16th overs.
- Americas: ESPN, SportsMax, Flow TV (West Indies), Sportsnet (Canada),