IAS Cricket Club - Disciplinary Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct
IAS CC is affiliated with South East Sunday Cricket League(SESCL) and follow disciplinary guidelines set by the SESCL.

SESCL Disciplinary Code of Conduct

This shall apply at all divisions. Certain conduct, whether on or off the field of play of play, amounting to a breach of the Laws of Cricket and/or the Spirit of Cricket have been categorised into 4 levels which are set out below:

Level 1

  • Time wasting by either the fielding side or the batting side
  • Abuse of the cricket ground, equipment or fixtures
  • Showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action
  • Using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or the making of an obscene gesture
  • Excessive appealing

Level 2

  • Showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action
  • Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play
  • Charging or advancing towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing
  • Deliberate and malicious distraction or obstruction on the field of play, regardless as to whether such conduct is deemed to be fair under Law 42.5
  • Throwing the ball at or near a player, umpire or official in an inappropriate and dangerous manner
  • Using language or gesture that is obscene or of a serious insulting nature to another player, umpire, team official or spectator
  • Changing the condition of the ball other than as permitted by Law 42.3
  • The bowling of fast short pitched balls that result in the bowler being disallowed from bowling further in that innings
  • Causing avoidable damage to the pitch contrary to Laws 42.13 and/or Law 42.14 that results in a five run penalty being awarded

Level 3

  • Intimidating an umpire or referee
  • Threatening to assault another player, team official or spectator
  • Using language or gesture that offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify another person on the basis of that person's race, religion, sexual orientation, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin
  • The deliberate bowling of any high full-pitched ball contrary to Law 42.8

Level 4

  • Threatening an umpire or referee
  • Physical assault of another player, umpire, referee, official or spectator
  • Any act of violence on the field of play
  • Using language or gestures that seriously offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify another person on the basis of that person's religion, sexual orientation, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.

Penalties

The following is a guide to the penalties recommended for each level of breaches:-

  • Level 1 - Suspension for 2 to 6 matches 
  • Level 2 - Suspension for 2 to 8 matches 
  • Level 3 - Suspension for 4 to10 matches 
  • Level 4 - Suspension for a minimum of 10 matches

The Disciplinary Committee will take the following into account when considering the suspension to impose:-

  • If the player has pleaded guilty
  • The players previous discipline record
  • If the player is also the captain
  • The conduct of the player subsequent to him being warned and told that he will be reported

Captains who fail to control their players after being requested to do so by the umpires or after cautions/warnings have been given to one or more of their players may be given a warning and/or a suspension by the Discipline Committee. The Disciplinary Committee may also deduct points from clubs and fine clubs whose player(s) have been guilty of breaches of discipline. Players may also be fined.