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 ARTIST EVENT CRICKET LEAGUE 

Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials

Effective as from  March 2019 Page 2 AECL 2019 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE 1 SCOPE AND APPLICATION ………………………………………………………………………… 3

ARTICLE 2 CODE OF CONDUCT OFFENCES ………………………………………………………………….. 4

ARTICLE 3 REPORTING AN ALLEGED OFFENCE UNDER THE CODE OF CONDUCT ………………… 12

ARTICLE 4 NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE ……………………………………………………………………. 15

ARTICLE 5 THE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE……………………………………………………………….. 17

ARTICLE 6 STANDARD OF PROOF AND EVIDENCE ………………………………………………………. 21

ARTICLE 7 SANCTIONS ON PLAYERS AND TEAM OFFICIALS …………………………………………… 22

ARTICLE 8 APPEALS FROM ORDERS OTHER THAN THOSE PASSED BY THE OMBUDSMAN ……. 27

ARTICLE 9 RECOGNITION OF DECISIONS ………………………………………………………………….. 29

ARTICLE 10 AMENDMENT AND INTERPRETATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT …………………… 29

APPENDIX 1 – DEFINITIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 30

APPENDIX 2 – MINIMUM OVER RATE REQUIREMENTS, CALCULATION, REPORTING AND DISCIPLINARY PROCESS AND SANCTIONS ………………………………………………………………………………….. 34 Page 3AECL 2019 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials

 

ARTIST EVENT CRICKET LEAGUE 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS

AND TEAM OFFICIALS

INTRODUCTION

BCCI is the body responsible for the operation of the League and the Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials (the “Code of Conduct”) is adopted and implemented as part of BCCI’s continuing efforts to maintain the public image, popularity and integrity of the League by providing: (a) an effective means to deter any participant or other relevant person from conducting themselves improperly on and off the ‘field-of-play’ or in a manner that is contrary to the ‘Spirit of Cricket’; and (b) a robust disciplinary procedure pursuant to which all matters of improper conduct can be dealt with fairly, with certainty and in an expeditious manner.

Unless otherwise indicated, references to Articles and Appendices are to articles and appendices of the Code of Conduct. Words in italicized text in the Code of Conduct are defined terms and their definitions are set out in Appendix 1.

 

ARTICLE 1 SCOPE AND APPLICATION

1.1 All Players and Team Officials are automatically bound by and required to comply with all of the provisions of the Code of Conduct. Accordingly, by their participation (in the case of a Player) or assistance in a Player’s participation or other involvement (in the case of a Team Official) in a Match orAECL Event, such Players or Team Officials shall be deemed to have agreed:

1.1.1 that it is their personal responsibility to familiarise themselves with all of the requirements of the Code of Conduct, including what conduct constitutes an offence under the Code of Conduct;

1.1.2 to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Match Referee, Commission and Ombudsman convened under the Code for Conduct to hear and determine charges brought pursuant to the Code of Conduct (and any appeals in relation thereto); and

1.1.3 not to bring any proceedings in any court or other forum that are inconsistent with the foregoing submission to the jurisdiction of the Match Referee, Commission and Ombudsman.

1.2 All Players and Team Officials shall continue to be bound by and required to comply with the Code of Conduct until three (3) months after the termination of his or her contract or other arrangement with a Franchisee and BCCI shall continue to have jurisdiction over him/her under the Code of Conduct thereafter in respect of matters relating to the League taking place prior to that point.

1.3 It is acknowledged that certain Players and Team Officials may also be subject to other rules of the relevant Franchisee, the ICC and/or National Cricket Federations that govern discipline and/or conduct, and that the same conduct of such Players and/or Team Officials may implicate not only the Code of Conduct but also such other rules that may apply. For the avoidance of any doubt, Page 4AECL 2019 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials

Players and Team Officials acknowledge and agree that: (a) the Code of Conduct is not intended to limit the responsibilities of any Player or Team Official under such other rules; and (b) nothing in such other rules shall be capable of removing, superseding or amending in any way the jurisdiction of the Match Referee, Commission or Ombudsman to determine matters properly arising pursuant to the Code of Conduct.

1.4 For the avoidance of any doubt, all Umpires officiating in any Matches are automatically bound by and required to comply with all of the provisions of theAECL Code of Conduct for Match Officials and Match Officials Support Personnel.

 

ARTICLE 2 CODE OF CONDUCT OFFENCES

The Preamble to the Laws of Cricket, sets out the definition of the Spirit of Cricket, as follows:

“Preamble – The Spirit of Cricket

Cricket owes much of its appeal and enjoyment to the fact that it should be played not only according to the Laws (which are incorporated within these Playing Conditions), but also within the Spirit of Cricket.

The major responsibility for ensuring fair play rests with the captains, but extends to all Players, Match officials and, especially in junior cricket, teachers, coaches and parents.

Respect is central to the Spirit of Cricket.

Respect your captain, Team-mates, opponents and the authority of the Umpires.

Play hard and play fair.

Accept the Umpire’s decision.

Create a positive atmosphere by your own conduct and encourage others to do likewise.

Show self-discipline, even when things go against you.

Congratulate the opposition on their successes and enjoy those of your own Team.

Thank the officials and your opposition at the end of the match, whatever the result.

Cricket is an exciting game that encourages leadership, friendship and Teamwork, which brings together people from different nationalities, cultures and religions, especially when played within the Spirit of Cricket.”

The conduct described in Articles 2.1 to 2.22 amounts to conduct which breaches the Spirit of Cricket and therefore, if committed by a Player or Player Support Personnel, shall amount to an offence by such Player or Player Support Personnel under the Code of Conduct. Page 5AECL 2019 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials

COMMENT: Where considered helpful, guidance notes have been provided in text boxes beneath the description of a particular offence. Such notes are intended only to provide guidance as to the nature and examples of certain conduct that might be prohibited by a particular Article and should not be read as an exhaustive or limiting list of conduct prohibited by such Article.

The Code of Conduct offences cover a variety of different behaviours and levels of seriousness. It is not intended to penalize trivial behavior. For the purpose of determining the appropriate sanction for an offence, levels of charging have been assigned for each offence, ranging from Level 1 for conduct of a minor nature, up to Level 4 for conduct of an extremely serious nature. Where an offence is alleged to have been committed, the individual Reporting the alleged offence must determine which of the assigned levels of offence is appropriate for the conduct in question. Reports can only be laid at the levels identified in respect of each particular offence below.

For the purposes of the Code of Conduct, the phrase “during a Match” should be interpreted broadly to cover all conduct which takes place at the ground on the day of a Match, and not just conduct which takes place on the field of play, for example in the changing rooms, or during any of the intervals in the Match.