1.1 Code Of Conduct
1.2 Spirit Of Cricket
Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws, but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the captains.
Responsibility of Captains
The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws.
In the event of any player failing to comply with the instructions of an umpire, criticising his decision by word or action. showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, the umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other umpire and to the player's captain, requesting the latter to take action.
According to the Laws the umpires are the sole judges of fair and unfair play. The umpires may intervene at any time, and it is the responsibility of the captain to take action where required.
Damaging the pitch.
Dangerous or unfair bowling.
Tampering with the ball.
Any other action that they consider to be unfair.
Your own captain and team.
The role of the umpires.
The game's traditional values.
To dispute an umpire's decision by word, action or gesture.
To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire.
To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, for instance.
a) appeal knowing the batsman is not out.
b) advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing,
c) seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one's own side.
There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.
Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is expected to make an important contribution to this.
Failure to comply with the provisions of this Paragraph 1 may lead to disciplinary action, irrespective of an alleged breach being related to a match not under the jurisdiction of the League.
2 Aims and Jurisdiction
These regulations shall apply to any player who plays for any club in the JCT600 Bradford League and in matches at any level under the auspices of the ECB/YCB.
If only five penalty runs are awarded the details should be recorded on the umpires report card before submission to the League.
If five penalty runs are imposed, the player(s) and captain MUST be informed and also advised if, in addition, the incident will be reported. The umpires will also ensure that any penalty runs have been noted by the scorers at the point of award. Umpires should only, when appropriate, impose five penalty runs on the first occasion they are confronted by any on-field indiscipline, in any one innings. Any further offences by the same team, in either innings, will be subject to disciplinary action by submitting a report form to the League. The player(s) and captain, who will also be reportable, must be informed of the intended action.
4 Disciplinary Hearing
5.1 If at the hearing the Disciplinary Committee finds the alleged offence proved it shall have the power to impose one or more of the following penalties, together with such order as to costs as it deems appropriate:
5.2 In the case of a player:
5.2.1 To require the player to submit appropriate letter(s) of apology within a specified time.
5.2.2 To record a reprimand and to give a warning as to further conduct.
5.2.3 To impose a fine.
5.2.4 To suspend the player for a stated period of time.
5.2.5 To deduct League points from the player's team.
5.2.6 To expel the player from the League.
5.3 In the case of a club:
5.3.1 To require the club to submit appropriate letter(s) of apology within a specified time.
5.3.2 To record a reprimand and to give a warning as to future conduct.
5.3.3 To impose a fine.
5.3.4 To deduct League points from the club’s team(s).
5.3.5 To relegate to any lower division of the League.
5.3.6 To expel the club from any competition of the League.
5.3.7 To expel the club from the League.
5.4 The Disciplinary Panel shall have the power to suspend part of the penalty it imposes for such period and subject to such terms and conditions it deems appropriate.
5.5 Decisions of the Disciplinary Panel: A finding that a complaint is proved or not proved or a decision on penalty shall be by majority vote, where necessary the Disciplinary Panel Chairman shall have a casting vote.
6 Appeals Procedure
7 Internal Club Inquiry
8.1 If the Internal Club Inquiry finds the misconduct proved, the club shall have the following powers:
8.1.1 To require the player to write letter(s) of apology within a specified time.
8.1.2 To record a reprimand and to give a warning as to future conduct.
8.1.3 To impose a fine.
8.1.4 To suspend the player's right to be considered for selection by the club to play in one or more matches.
8.1.5 To suspend the player's membership of the club for a period.
8.1.6 If the conduct constitutes gross misconduct the club shall have the power to terminate the player’s membership forthwith.
8.2 The club for the same offence may, if it is thought fit, impose more than one of the above penalties.
9 Appeal Procedure
9.1 The player shall have the right to appeal to the President of the club or to the President's nominee for a review of the findings of the Internal Club Inquiry and of the penalty or penalties imposed.
9.2 The decision of the President or his nominee in all cases shall be final and binding.