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BY-LAWS OF THE SYDNEY CRICKET ASSOCIATION

4.2     Code of Conduct

(a)                  No person bound by this Code of Conduct shall engage in disorderly or improper conduct or behaviour.

(b)                   A person who engages in disorderly or improper conduct or behaviour breaches this Code of Conduct.

(c)                   Disorderly or improper conduct or behaviour includes, but is not restricted to, a person:

  (i)                assaulting or attempting to assault, or abusing, either orally or physically, an umpire, player or spectator;

  (ii)              disputing, as distinct from questioning, an umpire’s decision, or reacting in an obviously provocative manner towards an umpire;

  (iii)             using crude or abusive language, or hand signals or other gestures;

  (iv)            engaging in any form of conduct or behaviour detrimental to the spirit of the game or likely to bring the game into disrepute; or

  (v)               refusing to supply that person’s name and that person’s address when required by another person who is lodging a report.

(d)        The captain of a team shall ensure that the players (including the person acting as 12th man)  comply with the Code of Conduct.

(e)        The captain of a team breaches the Code of Conduct if a player in that team engages in  continuing disorderly or improper conduct or behaviour.

4.3     Effect of Penalties Imposed by Judiciary Committees


             (a)             No replacement player or substitute is allowed for any player who is suspended                         or disqualified by judiciary committee or Commissioner of any of the Associations,                       or has accepted an offer by the Commissioner of a suspension or disqualification                       during the course of a match.

     (b)             Any person, other than a person who is an employee of any of the Associations,               who has been suspended, disqualified or fined or otherwise dealt with by a                       judiciary committee or Commissioner of any of the Associations, or has accepted               an offer by the Commissioner of a suspension or other penalty may, at the                       discretion of the Judiciary Committee:
         (i)    be prohibited from acting in any administrative position or as an office-bearer of the person’s club or association or as captain of any team taking part in any match conducted by any of the Associations; and
         (ii)   not be eligible to act as a delegate member or an office-bearer of any of the Associations, until the annual general meeting of the relevant Association held after the expiration of such suspension or disqualification or held after the day on which such fine is paid to the relevant Association.



4.4            Suspended Players



(a)                  Any player who has been suspended or disqualified by a judiciary committee or Commissioner of any of the Associations or by any other properly constituted cricket disciplinary authority at club, association, NSW, ACB or international level will be ineligible for selection during the period of the suspension or disqualification in any team in a competition conducted by any of the Associations or in any team selected by or representing any of the Associations.

(b)                    For the purpose of clause 4.4 (a), the period of suspension or disqualification shall be

(i)                    the period from the first date until the last date, both dates inclusive, where a time period suspension or disqualification is imposed; and

(ii)                   each day of play of a match where a match based suspension or disqualification is imposed. Where a match is not played due to inclement weather or for any other reason, the original scheduled days of play shall constitute the period of suspension or disqualification.

(c)                  (i)        Any player who has been suspended or disqualified by a judiciary committee or Commissioner of any of the Associations or by any other properly constituted cricket disciplinary authority at club, association, NSW, ACB or international level will be ineligible to be appointed or to act as captain of a NSW team or any other team representing any of the Associations until the commencement of the Annual General Meeting of the NSWCA held after the expiration of the suspension or disqualification.

 (ii)        The provisions of clause 4.4 (c) (i) shall not apply where the SCA Judiciary   Committee exercises its discretion pursuant to Rule 21.3 of the constitution of the Sydney Cricket  Association.

(d)                   A player who lodges an appeal against a suspension or disqualification imposed by a judiciary committee of any of the Associations or by any other properly constituted cricket disciplinary authority at club, association, NSW, ACB or international level will be ineligible for selection in any team in a competition conducted by any of the Associations or in any team selected by or representing any of the Associations until the decision to suspend or disqualify the player has been overturned or amended by the appellate body or the period of the suspension or disqualification has expired.

(e)                  (i)        The Chief Executive shall inform the ACB, the NSWCA Selection Committee or the NSW Women’s Cricket Selection Committee, as appropriate, of any suspension or disqualification of a representative player or prospective representative player as soon as possible after the imposition of such suspension or disqualification comes to the attention of the Chief Executive.

(ii)                   For the purposes of clause 4.4 (e) (i), a “representative player” means a person who is a party to an ACB Player Contract or State Player Contract or who is a member of a NSW Squad or who has represented the ACB, NSW or any of the Associations in any cricket match within a prior period of 12 months. 


For the purposes of By-Law 4.4, Rule 21.3 (b) of the constitution of the Sydney Cricket Association and Rule 23.5 (b) of the constitution of the NSW Country Cricket Association, a player who is a party to an ACB Player Contract or a State Player Contract and is not otherwise an employee of any of the Associations is not an employee of any of the Associations.