Code Of Conduct

This Code of Behaviour applies to all players and officials of affiliated clubs and organisations participating in, or attending any fixtures organized by Winter Cricket:

Players and officials subject to this Code of Behaviour must not:

1.  Assault or attempt to assault an Umpire, a Player or a Spectator.

2.  Dispute or repeatedly question an Umpires decision, or react in an obviously provocative or disapproving manner towards an Umpire (following an umpiring decision).

3.  Use crude and/or abusive language or abusive hand signals or other gestures or engage in any form of conduct detrimental to the spirit of the game that is likely to bring the game into disrepute.

4.  As a dismissed batsman, fail to leave the crease promptly on being given out, or bang his or her bat on the ground, or throw his or her bat on returning to the pavilion, or strike any object with his or her bat, or use audible unacceptable language either on or after leaving the field of play.

5.  Engage in any other conduct, either on or in the vicinity of the field of play, that is detrimental or prejudicial to the best interest of the game of cricket, the Winter Cricket, or of any affiliated club or organisation.

6. Consumption of alcohol or illicit drugs during hours of play is prohibited. Breach of this will result in a 2 match suspension & match forfeiture.

7. Any form of Racial, Gender or otherwise Stereotypical discrimination will be in immediate breach of the Winter Cricket Player Code of Behaviour.

Players and officials subject to this Code of Behaviour accept that:

8.  An alleged breach of this Code of Behaviour may be reported by:

a.  A player participating in the particular match in which an alleged breach occurs;

b.  Either or both Umpire(s) officiating in the match;

c.   An office bearer or committee person of either club involved in the match;

d.  Any member of Winter Cricket representatives

9.  Umpires may report any case of obvious dissent or misconduct, even though the player’s Captain may have taken effective action and nothing in this Code of Behaviour is intended to downgrade or be a substitute for the Umpire’s duties under the Laws of Cricket. Each player and official subject to this Code of Behaviour acknowledges that any judicial hearing shall take place prior to the commencement of the next grade fixture following the incident.

10.  Umpires may mention in their match report any player whose conduct is contrary to the spirit and traditions of the game as outlined in the preamble to the Laws of Cricket. Any such conduct will be drawn to the attention of the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

11.  The Captain of a player cited to appear before the Judiciary Committee must attend the Judiciary Committee hearing. Failure to do so will result in the player and the Captain being automatically suspended until such time as they appear before the Judiciary Committee, unless there are extenuating circumstances acceptable to the Judiciary Committee.

12. Charges arising from one particular incident shall be considered together. The penalty for composite offences arising from one particular incident shall be the penalty for the most serious of the offences plus up to six (6) playing days.

a.  The actual sentence(s) duration shall be stated as “suspended to a certain date”, which shall take into account Grade fixtures, Age and Representative fixtures or any other

matches in which a player may be involved. The Judiciary Chairman reserves the right to extend the date of suspension if wet weather results in wash-outs during the suspension period. b.  Suspended sentences and reprimands are to be avoided except in exceptional circumstances.