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Anti-Corruption Code for Participants

Effective Date: MARCH 18, 2019

 TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE 1 INTRODUCTION, SCOPE AND APPLICATION ………………………………… 3

ARTICLE 2 OFFENCES UNDER THIS ANTI-CORRUPTION CODE …………………….. 7

ARTICLE 3 STANDARD OF PROOF AND EVIDENCE ……………………………………… 11

ARTICLE 4 INVESTIGATIONS AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS ……………….. 11

ARTICLE 5 SANCTIONS ……………………………………………………………………………….. 14

ARTICLE 6 PUBLIC DISCLOSURE AND CONFIDENTIALITY …………………………… 17

ARTICLE 7 RECOGNITION OF DECISIONS …………………………………………………… 18

ARTICLE 8 LIMITATION PERIODS ………………………………………………………………… 18

ARTICLE 9 AMENDMENT AND INTERPRETATION OF THIS ANTI-CORRUPTION CODE 18

APPENDIX 1 DEFINITIONS ……………………………………………………………………………… 20

 

The Artist Event Cricket League (AECL)


AECL ANTI-CORRUPTION CODE FOR PARTICIPANTS

ARTICLE 1 INTRODUCTION, SCOPE AND APPLICATION


1.1
The AECL has adopted this Anti-Corruption Code in recognition of the following fundamental sporting imperatives:

 

1.1.1 All cricket matches are to be contested on a level playing-field, with the outcome to be determined solely by the respective merits of the competing teams and to remain uncertain until the cricket match is completed. This is the essential characteristic that gives sport its unique appeal.

 

1.1.2 Public confidence in the authenticity and integrity of the sporting contest is therefore vital. If that confidence is undermined, then the very essence of cricket will be shaken to the core.

 

1.1.3 Advancing technology and increasing popularity have led to a substantial increase in the amount, and the sophistication, of betting on cricket matches. The development of new betting products, including spread-betting and betting exchanges, as well as internet and phone accounts that allow people to place a bet at any time and from any place, even after a cricket match has started, have all increased the potential for the development of corrupt betting practices. That, in turn, increases the risk that attempts will be made to involve Participants in such practices. This can create a perception that the integrity of the sport is under threat.

 

1.1.4 Furthermore, such misconduct is carried out under cover and in secret, thereby creating significant challenges for the AECL in the enforcement of rules of conduct. As a consequence, the AECL needs to be empowered to seek information from and share information with competent authorities and other relevant third parties, and to require Participants to cooperate fully with all investigations and requests for information.

 

1.1.5 The AECL is committed to taking every step in its power to prevent corrupt practices undermining the integrity of the sport of cricket, including any efforts to influence improperly the outcome or any other aspect of any Match or Event.;

 

1.2 The Anti-Corruption Code is to be interpreted and applied with reference to the fundamental sporting imperatives described in Article 1.1 (including without limitation where an issue arises that is not expressly addressed in the Anti-Corruption Code). Such interpretation and application shall take precedence over any strict legal or technical interpretations of the Anti-Corruption Code that may otherwise be proposed.

 

1.3 Unless otherwise indicated, references in the Anti-Corruption Code to Articles & Appendices are to articles and appendices of the Anti-Corruption Code. Words in italicised text in the Anti-Corruption Code are defined terms. Unless set out in the Articles below, their respective definitions are set out in Appendix 1.

 

1.4 This Anti-Corruption Code applies to all Participants. For these purposes, a “Participant” is:

 

1.4.1 any cricketer (a “Player”) who: 1.4.1.1 is selected (or has been selected in the preceding twenty-four (24) months) in any playing or touring team or squad that is chosen to represent any Member Cricket Association to participate in any Domestic Match; and/or

 

1.4.1.2 is selected (or has been selected in the preceding twenty-four (24) months) in any playing or  touring team or squad that is chosen to represent an IPL Team in any Match; and/or

 

1.4.1.3 is selected (or has been selected in the preceding twenty-four (24) months) in any playing or touring team or squad that is chosen to participate in a Match or Event organized by or falling within the jurisdiction of the AECL or a Member Cricket Association; and/or

 

1.4.1.4 is subject to an unexpired period of Ineligibility imposed on him/her pursuant to this Anti-Corruption Code, ICC Anti-Corruption Code and/or anti-corruption rules of any National Cricket Federation; and/or

 

1.4.2 any coach, trainer, manager, selector, Team Official, doctor, physiotherapist or any other person (a “Player Support Personnel”) who:

1.4.2.1 is employed, represents or is otherwise affiliated (or who has been employed by, has represented or has been otherwise affiliated to in the preceding twenty-four (24) months) in any playing or touring team or squad that is chosen to represent any Member Cricket Association to participate in any Domestic Match or a series of such Matches; and/or

 

1.4.2.2 is employed, represents or is otherwise affiliated (or who has been employed by, has represented or has been otherwise affiliated to in the preceding twenty-four (24) months) in any playing or touring team or squad that is chosen to represent any IPL Team in any Match; and/or

 

1.4.2.3 is employed by, represents or is otherwise affiliated to (or who has been employed by, has represented or has been otherwise affiliated to in the preceding twenty-four (24) months) to a team that participates in a Match or Event organized by or falling within the jurisdiction of the AECL a Member Cricket Association; and/or

 

1.4.2.4 is subject to an unexpired period of Ineligibility imposed on him/her pursuant to this Anti-Corruption Code, ICC Anti-Corruption Code and/or anti-corruption rules of any National Cricket Federation;

and/or

 

1.4.2.5 any AECL Official, Match Referee, Pitch Curator, Player Agent, Umpire or Umpire Support Personnel. NOTE: for avoidance of doubt, the AECL’s jurisdiction to take action against a Participant under this Anti-Corruption Code is limited, subject to the provision of Article 1.10 below, to Corrupt Conduct taking place in, or in relation to, Domestic Matches and/or Match organized by or falling within the jurisdiction of the AECL or a Member Cricket Association or any matches featuring IPL.Team(s).