Ealing 3 Bridges CC - Code of Conduct

(E) -Three Bridges Cricket Club

Code of Conduct

 

Three Bridges Cricket Club Code of Conduct is a regulation regarding the conduct of players in the sport of cricket. Traditionally, cricket requires “gentlemanly” conduct from all players. The code of conduct is written and enforced by the International Cricket Council.  The Cricket Committee will take into consideration youthful exuberance, emotional excitement and mitigating circumstances prior to the enforcement of the rules mentioned below.

The various transgression of what is considered “ungentlemanly” conduct, bringing the name of “cricket” or the club into “disrepute” may not always be explicitly hereby mentioned in the addendum below. In these circumstances the committee will thereby apply the rules broadly in order to meet the circumstances in any act of transgression. Where it is considered the act of transgression is of criminal propensity in these circumstances the rule of law will apply and the matter will be reported to the police and any other official body

The following are the general categories of offences:

Offences are categorized as Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4:

Level 1

  • Abuse of equipment, clothing or any part of the ground.
  • Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or by action.
  • Using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting.
  • Excessive appealing
  • Aggressive pointing towards the pavilion by a member of the fielding side upon the dismissal of a batsman.
  • Repeat of any Level 1 Offence within 12 months.
  • Showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action.
  • Public criticism of a match related incident or match official.
  • Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players during play.
  • Aggressively charging towards an umpire or player while appealing.
  • Deliberate distraction or obstruction on the field.
  • Throwing the cricket ball at a player, umpire or official in a dangerous manner.
  • Using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player, umpire, referee, team official or spectator.
  • Changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3.
  • Any attempt to manipulate a match in regard to the result (in a negative way), net run rate, bonus points or otherwise. (Example: Intentionally losing so that a team will face a weaker opponent in the Finals.)
 

 

Level 2
  • Repeat of any Level 1 Offence within 12 months.
  • Showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action.
  • Public criticism of a match related incident or match official.
  • Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players during play.
  • Aggressively charging towards an umpire or player while appealing.
  • Deliberate distraction or obstruction on the field.
  • Throwing the cricket ball at a player, umpire or official in a dangerous manner.
  • Using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player, umpire, referee, team official or spectator.
  • Changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3.
  • Any attempt to manipulate a match in regard to the result (in a negative way), net run rate, bonus points or otherwise. (Example: Intentionally losing so that a team will face a weaker opponent in the Finals.)
  • Repeat of any Level 1 Offence within 12 months.
  • Showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action.
  • Public criticism of a match related incident or match official.
  • Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players during play.
  • Aggressively charging towards an umpire or player while appealing.
  • Deliberate distraction or obstruction on the field.
  • Throwing the cricket ball at a player, umpire or official in a dangerous manner.
  • Using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player, umpire, referee, team official or spectator.
  • Changing the condition of the ball in breach of Law 42.3.
  • Any attempt to manipulate a match in regard to the result (in a negative way), net run rate, bonus points or otherwise. (Example: Intentionally losing so that a team will face a weaker opponent in the Finals.)

Level 3

  • Repeat of any Level 2 Offence within 12 months.
  • Intimidation of an umpire or referee.
  • Threat of assault on a player, team official or spectator.
  • Any acts of violence during play
  • Using language or gestures that offends race, religion, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.
  • Consumption of alcohol during a game.
  • The use of illicit/ banned substances during a game or in vicinity of the Pavilion/ Club House and while Minors are present.

 

Level 4

  • Repeat of any Level 3 Offence within 12 months.
  • Threat or actual assault on an umpire or referee.
  • Physical assault of another player, umpire, referee, official or spectator.
  • Using language or gestures that seriously offends race, religion, colour,    descent or national or ethnic origin.

 

 

 

.  The penalties are as follows:

  • Level 1 – a written warning
    • Level 1: Fine- £ 10
    • Level 2: Fine-  £20
    • Level 3: Ban, fine or both , fine not exceeding £50 and  ban as decided by the committee
    • Level 4: Ban-Fine. A Ban and a fine for which the duration will be decided by the committee. No refund of annual subscriptions.

 

APPEALS

A right of appeal against the Level 1- 4 offences must be received in writing  providing evidence or mitigating circumstance, no later than 07 days after notification (verbal or in writing) of the fine/ban has been received.