JCT 600 Bradford Cricket League – Umpires Association Rules

1. Name
That this Association be called the JCT 600 Bradford Cricket League Umpires Association and that all umpires on the official list of the League be members thereof.

2. The objectives of the Association:
(a) To create and maintain a spirit of comradeship, to improve the efficiency of all
Umpires and to secure uniformity of action on the field of play.
(b) To co-operate with the League Management Board in suppressing all rowdyism and unsportsmanship and to assist the Board in their efforts for further progress of the League

3. Annual subscriptions
The Association’s annual subscription shall be equivalent to one match fee (including Insurance and Handbook) plus a levy, if deemed necessary, which shall then be paid on or before the date of the first meeting of the Umpires Association, prior to the start of the season.
Any umpire not having paid subscriptions in accordance with this rule shall not be allowed to officiate in the League until all outstanding dues are paid.

4. Officials
The Association shall be governed by a President, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Appointments Secretary. These will be known as the “Officers”.  In addition, there will be an Executive Committee of not more than four members, plus one Representative from the League Management Board.
All officers and members of the Executive Committee, other than the President, shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting to serve for a period of two years in rotation.
The Annual General Meeting will be held as soon as convenient after the League agm. and no later than six weeks after that meeting.
Nominations for Officers and Executive Committee shall be in the hands of the Secretary by October 31.  (The Nominations must be submitted in writing and comprise the Nominee’s name along with the names and signatures of the Proposer and Seconder).
Any contested position shall be decided by paper ballot at the Annual Meeting.
The position of Association President shall be by invitation from the Officers and Executive Committee and if accepted, shall be announced at that year’s AGM.  The term of office is for life, or until the recipient of the position decides to stand down.
The Executive Committee shall have power to invite persons to be Life Vice-Presidents.  Such appointments shall only be made at the Executive Meeting prior to the Annual General Meeting and shall be announced at the meeting.
Proposals for alterations to the Rules of the Association shall be made in writing and shall be in the hands of the Secretary by October 31.

5. Meetings
The Association shall meet during 2008 on the following Thursday evenings –
April 10, May 15, June 26, August 7 and December 4 (AGM).  All meetings will be held at Cleckheaton C.C. commencing at 7.30pm.

6. Attendance
Members are required to attend all meetings.

7. Appointments
Any umpire accepting an appointment shall adhere to the Rules in the Official Handbook of the League.

8.Matters not covered in the rules
In case any questions should arise in connection with this Association, which are not dealt within these Rules, the Officer’s & Executive Committee shall have full power to deal with them and inflict such penalties as they may deem expedient, their decision shall be final and binding on all parties.
Matters requiring urgent attention may be dealt with by a sub-committee of not less than three Officers & two members of the Executive Committee.

9. Misconduct
Having informed the player(s) and the players’ captain of an intention to submit a report for alleged misconduct, the umpires will submit a joint written account of the alleged occurrence which, should be in the hands of the League Secretary within 72 hours of the conclusion of the matter.

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