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Players Code of Conduct and Tariff of Disciplinary Offences

This is the Code of Conduct and Penalties incurred as Implemented by the League from the 2005 season. All players must be aware off these rules. Copies will be placed on the notice board and in the home dressing room.
 
Introduction
The league constitution together with the ECB Disciplinary Model Rules, provide for the taking of disciplinary action for misconduct by players and clubs. It is important that clubs and players note the standard tariffs of warnings, fines, point deductions and suspensions that will now apply. All offences to be reported should be made in writing by the umpires (or club). Before leaving the ground the umpires (or an official of the club) must notify the player, where appropriate, and a representative of both clubs of their intention to submit a report. The report should be sent to the League Secretary as soon as practical, but no later than 5 days after the event. Should a club accept the Umpire's or club report and take action themselves against the offending player, in line with the tariff, they should inform the League Secretary immediately that such action is being taken and subsequently, of any ban imposed and the starting date. The Disciplinary Panel will take this into account and, if satisfied, may decide not to invoke the League disciplinary process and take no further action other than to record the facts and ensure the ban is implemented. If clubs deal with indiscipline at source it will help the League Executive and go a long way to improving behaivour on the field.

Code of Conduct
— Level 1 Offences

— Abuse if equipment or clothing, or any part of the ground
— Using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting
— Excessive appealing
— Aggressive pointing towards the pavilion by a member of the fielding side upon the dismissal of a batsman
— A Captain failing his reponsibilities under the "Spirit of Cricket"

Penalties for Players
— Level 1 Offences

The offending player will receive a written warning

Penalties for Teams/Clubs (including where no individual has been cited)
— Level 1 Offences

The offending club will receive a fine of £50 and/or a written warning

 

Code of Conduct
— Level 2 Offences

— Repeat of any Level 1 Offence within 12 months
— Showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action
— Public criticism of a match-related incident or match official
— Making public statements or actions detrimental to the League, or its officials, or which may bring the League into disrepute
— Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players during play
— Aggressively charging towards an umpire while appealing
— Deliberate distraction or obstruction on the field
— Throwing the ball at a player, umpire or official in a dangerous manner
— Using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another player, umpire, referee, team official or spectator
— Changing the condition of the ball in breach of law 42.3
— Any attempt to manipulate a match in regard to the result, net run rate, bonus point or otherwise

Penalties for Players
— Level 2 Offences

The offending player will be banned for a period of 14 days from the date of the decision of the Disciplinary Panel

Penalties for Teams/Clubs (including where no individual has been cited)
— Level 2 Offences

The offending club will receive a fine of up to £100 and/or a 20 point deduction from one, or both, league teams in that season

 

Code of Conduct
— Level 3 Offences

— Repeat of any Level 2 Offence within 12 months
— Intimidation of an umpire or referee
— Threat of assault on a player, team official, or spectator
— Using language or gestures that offends race religion, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin

Penalties for Players
— Level 3 Offences

The offending player will be banned for a period of 28 days from the date of the decision of the Disciplinary Panel

Penalties for Teams/Clubs (including where no individual has been cited)
— Level 3 Offences

The offending club will receive a fine of up to £100 and a 20 point deduction from both league teams in that season

 

Code of Conduct
— Level 4 Offences

— Repeat of any Level 3 Offence within 12 months
— Threat of assault on an umpire or referee
— Physical Assault of another player player, team official, or spectator
— Any act of violence during play
— Using language or gestures that seriously offends race religion, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin

Penalties for Players
— Level 4 Offences

The offending player will be banned for a period of from 3 months to life at the discretion of the Disciplinary Panel, depending on the gravity of the offence

Penalties for Teams/Clubs (including where no individual has been cited)
— Level 4 Offences

The offending club will receive a fine of up to £100 and a 40 point deduction from both league teams in that season

Note: The Disciplinary Panel may at its sole discretion, specify that all or any part of a ban may be carried over until the following season where a decision to ban a player is made in the latter stages of a season. The Disciplinary Panel may suspend any part of a ban for a stated period of time against the future good behaivour of the player.

Note: Where no individual player has been identified in a report, the club will be held responsible when disciplinary action is taken. Additionally, a club will be held responsible for any offence committed by an official of a club, or a spectator (where it can be shown the club has made no effort to diffuse the incident).

Any player, or club, may appeal against a Disciplinary Panel decision or penalties imposed in accordance with the ECB Guidelines on the Conduct of Hearings and Appeals.