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ACC CODE OF CONDUCT

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ACC Code of Conduct is a regulation regarding the conduct of cricket players playing in ACC. The league expects a "gentlemanly" conduct from all players.  The code of Conduct is as follows:  

 


Level 1  

 

1.1              Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings: Includes actions outside the course of normal cricket actions such as hitting or kicking the wickets and actions which intentionally or negligently result in damage to the advertising boards, boundary fences, and other fixtures and fittings. 

1.2              Showing dissent at an umpires decision: Includes excessive, obvious disappointment with an umpire’s decision, an obvious delay in resuming play or leaving the wicket, shaking the head, pointing or looking at the inside edge when given out LBW, pointing to the pad or rubbing the shoulder when caught behind, snatching the cap from the umpire, a bowler or fielder arguing or entering into a prolonged discussion with the umpire about his decision. 


1.3              Using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or the making of an obscene gesture: This includes swearing and obscene gestures which are not directed at another person such as swearing in frustration at one’s own poor play or fortune. Note: This offence is not intended to penalize trivial behavior. The extent to which such behavior is likely to give offence shall be taken into account when assessing the seriousness of the breach. 


1.4              Excessive appealing: Excessive shall mean repeated appealing when the bowler/fielder knows the batsman is not out with the intention of placing the umpire under pressure. It is not intended to prevent loud or enthusiastic appealing. However, the practice of celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given may also constitute excessive appealing. 


1.5              Pointing or gesturing: Pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion in an aggressive manner by a bowler or other member of the fielding side upon the dismissal of a batsman. 

1.6              Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment on a match related incident or match official.: Without limitation, players and team officials will breach this rule if they publicly criticize the match officials or denigrate a player or team against which they have played in relation to incidents which occurred in a match.

 

Penalty for the Level 1 Code:  the player or the team will charge a $50.00 fine for each occurrence  during a game and/or the player or players will be disqualify for the rest of the remaining game and/or both.  Repeating the same code of conduct during the same game may escalate the penalty to level 2.  

Level 2 

2.1              Showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision: Dissent, including the examples given in 1.2 above will be classified as serious when the conduct contains an element of anger or abuse which is directed at the umpire or the umpire’s decision or where there is excessive delay in resuming play or leaving the wicket. 

2.2              Serious public criticism of, or inappropriate comment on a match related incident or match official.: Without limitation, players and team officials will breach this rule if they publicly criticize the match officials or denigrate a player or team against which they have played in relation to incidents which occurred in a match. When assessing the seriousness of the breach, the context within which the comments have been made and the gravity of the offending comments must be taken into account. 

2.3              Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play. Without limitation, players will breach this regulation if they deliberately walk or run into or shoulder another player. 

2.4              Charging or advancing towards the umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing. 

2.5              Throwing the ball at or near a Player, umpire of official in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner. This regulation will not prohibit a fielder or bowler from returning the ball to the stumps in the normal fashion. 

2.6              Using language that is obscene, offensive or of a generally insulting nature to another Player, umpire, Referee, Team Official or spectator. (It is acknowledged that there will be verbal exchanges between Players in the course of play. Rather than seeking to eliminate these exchanges entirely, umpires may look to lay charges when this falls below an acceptable standard. In this instance, language will be interpreted to include gestures). This is any language or gesture which is directed at another person or persons. In exercising his judgment as to whether the behavior has fallen below an acceptable standard, the umpire seeking to lay a charge shall be required to take into account the context of the particular situation and whether the words or gesture are likely to: A) Be regarded as obscene; or B) Give offence; or C) Insult another person.   This offence is not intended to penalize trivial behavior. The extent to which such behavior is likely to give offence shall be taken into account when assessing the seriousness of the breach. Any attempt to manipulate a match in regard to the result, net run rate, bonus points or otherwise. The Captain shall be held responsible. 

Penalty for the Level 2 Code:  the player or the team will charge a $100.00 fine for each occurrence during a game and/or the player or players will be disqualify for the rest of the remaining game and may be banned for next one (1) game. Repeating the same code of conduct during the same game may escalate the penalty to level 3.  

Level 3

 3.1              Intimidation of an umpire or Referee whether by language or conduct. Includes appealing in an aggressive or threatening manner 

3.2              Using any language or gesture that offends insults, humiliates, intimidates, threatens, disparages or vilifies another person on the basis of that person’s race, religion, gender, color, descent or national or ethnic origin.  In assessing the seriousness of a breach the degree to which the behavior was likely to give offence (to the ordinary person) and whether it was directed specifically towards any person or persons shall be taken into account. 

3.3              Threat of assault on an umpire or Referee, Physical assault on another Player, umpire, Referee, official or spectator. Any act of violence on the field of play. 

Penalty for the Level 3 Code:  The player and/or the team will charge a $200.00 fine for each occurrence  during a game and/or the player or players will be disqualify for the rest of the remaining game. The team will banned for the next one (1) game. For the scheduled next game the opponent team will be given two points repeating the same code of conduct during the same season may escalate to the ACC board members and they may be disqualified for the rest of the season. 

4.         Umpiring Code of Conduct and team’s responsibility 

4.1       Each team has to nominate two umpires for the season, it is the Umpiring committee’s responsibility to educate and train the nominated umpires. 

4.2       Each team should provide the contact information of their umpires i.e. phone number and email addresses where they can be reached. 

4.3       Umpire not available for Toss: If the official umpire is not available for the toss; then both team should not wait for the umpire, both captains should conduct the toss, both captain should notify this occurrence to the umpiring committee after the game. The umpire will be given two (2) chances for the not being on time for the entire season, then on the third occasion the umpire’s team will be fined $10.   

4.4       Umpire Late to start the game on time: If the official umpire is not available for the toss and to start the game; then both team should not wait for the umpire, both captains should conduct the toss and start the game on time, it the responsibility of both captains to start the game on time with the mutual understanding and nominating umpire from the batting side.  They should notify this occurrence to the umpiring committee after the game. The umpire will be given two (2) chances for the not being on time for the entire season, then on the third occasion the umpire’s team will be fined $20.   

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 May 2012 11:54 )  

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