New York Cricket Region “Code of Conduct”

NEW YORK CRICKET REGION

   CODE OF CONDUCT

 

The New York Cricket Region Code of Conduct is taken in part from the ICC code of conduct and is meant to be a regulation regarding the conduct of players participating in any cricket event sanctioned by the New York Cricket Region.

The following are the general categories of serious offenses, carrying the highest penalties. These offenses are categorized as Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 as follows:

Level 1

  • Showing dissent at an umpire‘s decision by word or by action.
  • Using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting.
  • Excessive appealing.

Level 2

  • Repeat of any Level 1 Offence within 12 months.
  • Showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action.
  • Public criticism of a match related incident or match official.
  • 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 cricket 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.

Level 3

  • 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 offend race, religion, color, descent or national or ethnic origin.

Level 4

  • Repeat for any Level 3 Offence within 12 months.
  • Threat of assault on an umpire or referee.
  • Physical assault of another player, umpire, referee, official or spectator.
  • Any act of violence during play.
  • Using language or gestures that seriously offends race, religion, color, descent or game suspension from all cricket activities within the NYCR
  • Level 2: 3 game suspension from all cricket activities within the NYCR
  • Level 3: 6 game suspension from all cricket activities within the NYCR

The penalties available for each offence are based on the level. The penalties are as follows:

  • Level 1: 2 from all cricket activities within the 
  • Level 4: 1 year suspension from all cricket activities within the NYCR

 

VIOLATION PROCEDURE AND HEARING

A.

Any individual may report an incident that they believe constitutes a violation of the NYCR Code of Conduct to the NYCR board members via the secretary of the NYCR. If the NYCR board members believe a violation may have taken place, they shall report in writing the alleged fact to the code of conduct committee who shall notify the purported violator of the time, date and location of a hearing to be held before the code of conduct committee. Also, the committee shall provide a brief description of the alleged violation within the notice. The nature shall be by regular mail certified mail or electronic mail

B.

Any person receiving such a notice who wishes to contest same shall appeal to the NYCR code of conduct committee within seven calendar days of the mailing of said notice by forwarding a copy of said notice with a written request for appeal specifically setting forth the basis of such persons contest of the notice of violation via electronic  email to the chairperson of the code of conduct committee.

C.

Upon receipt of such an appeal, the code of conduct committee shall convene within seven days and provide an opportunity for said person and any interested person to appear and be heard with respect to the occurrence of any violation and the action taken by the NYCR.

D.

The code of conduct committee shall be authorized to hear testimony, review affidavits and such other and further information or documentation relevant to the alleged violation. Upon a majority vote of the members of the committee present at such hearing, the committee may impose sanctions limiting or precluding the violator’s participation in any and all cricket activities sanctioned by the NYCR for a period of up to one year. The committee may also, at anytime, decide that the matter be referred to the NYCR Chairman.


 

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