There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.1.2.7 Players
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.
1.3 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.
REGULATIONS FOR CRICKET LEAGUES
inary Code and Procedures
3.1 Any alleged breach of Paragraph 1 above shall be notified in writing (to be known as ‘a complaint’) to the Secretary of the League.
3.2 Any complaint so initiated must be referred to the Chairman of the League or the Chairman of the League Disciplinary Committee.
3.3 Upon receipt of such complaint, and as soon as reasonably practicable, the Chairman of the League or of the League Disciplinary Committee shall consider the complaint and resolve either:
3.3.1 To take no action except to record the complaint and notify the Club; or
3.3.2 To endorse the disciplinary action taken by the club; or
3.3.3 To refer the matter for a Disciplinary Hearing which shall be convened by the Chairman of the League or of the League Disciplinary Committee as soon as practicable.
4. Disciplinary Hearing
4.1 In any case which is referred for a Disciplinary Hearing, at least seven days’ notice in writing of the hearing and of the offence(s) alleged shall be given to the player, or in the case of a club. it’s Secretary.
4.2 The Chairman of the League or of the League Disciplinary Committee shall convene a hearing as soon as is practicable and in any event within 21 days of the decision to refer. Any adjournments may be granted at the discretion of the Chairman of the Disciplinary Hearing.
4.3 The player and club shall be entitled to attend the hearing, state their case (in the case of a club by its Secretary or other official), to be supported by a colleague and to call witnesses.
4.4 The Hearing shall be conducted by the Disciplinary Committee of the League which shall consist of not less than three persons, none of whom shall be connected with the player, the club or their opponents at the time of the alleged breach.
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:
5.2.2 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 one or more matches, or 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 Committee shall have the power to suspend the operation of any Part, or all, of the penalty it imposes for such period and subject to such terms and conditions it deems appropriate.
5.5 Decisions of the Disciplinary Committee (a finding that a complaint is proved or not proved or a decision on penalty} shall be by majority vote; where necessary the Panel Chairman shall have a casting vote.
6. Appeals Procedure
6.1 A player or club shall have the right of appeal to the Appeals Committee. Notice of Appeal setting out the grounds must be given in writing to the Secretary of the League within seven days of the decision of the Disciplinary Committee, together with a deposit of £50.
6.2 If Notice of Appeal is given the penalty shall not take effect pending the hearing of the Appeal, which shall take place as soon as it is practicable.
6.3 The Appeal shall be by way of re-hearing before a different Committee. The composition of the Committee shall be at the discretion of the Chairman of the league or of the League Disciplinary Committee and shall consist of not less than three persons, none of whom shall be connected with the player, the Club or their opponents at the time of the alleged breach. The player or club shall have the same rights of attendance and representation, and to call witnesses as they had before the Disciplinary Committee.
6.4 The Appeals Committee may confirm, vary or reverse the decision of the Disciplinary Committee and it shall have the power to increase the penalty and award costs of the Appeal hearing. Decisions of the Appeal Panel shall be by majority vote; where necessary, the Chairman shall have a casting vote.
6.5 The decision of the Appeal Committee or, if no appeal, of the Disciplinary Committee, shall be final and binding.
REGULATIONS FOR CLUBS
7. Internal Club Inquiry7.1 The Club of its own volition and without any need for the receipt of a written complaint or other prompting shall, where any alleged case of conduct which is not fair and proper occurs as stated in Paragraph 1 above, or otherwise as the club may think fit, forthwith convene an Internal Club Enquiry.
7.2 The purpose of the Internal Club Enquiry shall be to establish the facts and, where appropriate, to take the necessary disciplinary action so as to ensure that the club does not fail properly to control or discipline its player or players and to ensure that the club acts in a manner designed to protect the good name of the club and of cricket generally.
7.3 Any player requested to attend such an Internal Club Enquiry. or any appeal there from, shall be entitled to be accompanied at the Enquiry by a friend or other representative.
8.1 If the Internal Club Enquiry 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 Enquiry 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.
|YCA/YCB Policy Statement|
|ANTI-RACISM AND RACE EQUALITY|
“The YCA/YCB are opposed to all forms of racism and are committed towards the elimination of all forms of racism at all levels of sport and to address issues of racial inequality.
The YCA/YCB acknowledges that racial disadvantage and dis-crimination are still present in the sport and are key factors which influence the nature and the extent of the Black and Ethnic Minorities Communities and individuals.
The YCA/YCB acknowledges that the elimination of racial disadvantages and discrimination from cricket is an on-going task and alongside its commitment to working towards the elimination of racism, it will also take positive action to meet the cricketing needs and aspirations of Yorkshire Black and Ethnic Minority communities and individuals.
The YCA/YCB will encourage all affiliated leagues and organisations to have a strategy in place to inform their membership of their own anti-racism commitment and that existing procedures in place are used to take disciplinary actions against players and officials who racially abuse other players, officials or spectators during matches.”