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Adult Disciplinary Procedures, 2010

Adult Disciplinary Procedures, 2010


Level One Offences

• Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures/ fittings
• Showing dissent of an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse
• Using language that is obscene or insulting or making obscene gestures
• Public criticism of, or an inappropriate comment on a match related incident or match official
• Where facts of an alleged incident are not adequately covered by any of the above, conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game, which brings the game into disrepute or brings the Hills CC into disrepute

Level Two Offences
• Repeat of any Level One offence within 12 months or committing 2 or more Level One Offences in the same match
• Showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse
• Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of a game
• Charging towards an umpire in an aggressive manner
• Deliberate or malicious obstruction on the field of play
• Throwing the ball at or near a player, umpire or official in an inappropriate or dangerous manner
• Infringement of the Spirit of Cricket by a Captain
• Where facts of an alleged incident are not adequately covered by any of the above, conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game, which brings the game into disrepute or brings the Hills CC into disrepute

Level Three Offences
• Repeat of any Level Two offence within 12 months or committing 2 or more Level Two Offences in the same match
• Intimidation of an umpire by gesture or language
• Using language that offends, insults or disparages another person on the basis of race, colour, descent or national origin
• Threat of assault on another player, umpire, official or spectator
• Violent conduct in the clubhouse or grounds
Level Four Offences
• Repeat of any Level Three offence within 12 months or committing 2 or more Level Three Offences in the same match
• Threat of an assault on an umpire
• Physical assault on another player, umpire, official or spectator
• Violent conduct in the clubhouse or grounds

Sanctions
Level One

A reprimand and /or written warning

Level Two
One or Two suspension points (these can be matches or time-related)

Level Three
Four to six suspension points (matches or time-related)

Level Four
From eight suspension points to a time-related penalty (matches or ban of a minimum of 1 month’s duration)

Procedures
• When offence has been reported to the Executive of the Hills CC, the Chairman will establish a disciplinary sub-committee.
• This sub-committee will consist of 3 members.
• The accused person will have the right to be accompanied to the disciplinary hearing
• The accused person will have the right of appeal
• Members of the original sub-committee cannot sit on the appeals committee

Adopted By The Executive Committee 26th April 2010

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