Players code of conduct
Player’s Code of Conduct
This code of conduct applies to all matches played when representing the Club. It also applies to all training and practice sessions organised by the Club.
- Players, officials or club members must not assault or attempt to assault an umpire, another player or a spectator.
- Players, officials or club members must not use crude, racist and/or abusive language, or otherwise engage in conduct commonly known as “sledging”. An umpire would be expected to caution the player and advise the captain of his/her concern before reporting any player for this type of behaviour.
- Players, officials or club members must not indulge in conduct detrimental to the game, or the spirit of the game.
- Players, officials or club members must in no way use crude or abusive hand signals whether directed to another player or an umpire or a member of the public.
- Players, officials or club members must not engage in public acts of misconduct, or unruly public behaviour whilst representing their club or the Association.
- A player must not consume alcohol during the actual hours of play during the match in which he or she plays. Play is not deemed finished until bails have been lifted to signal the end of a day’s play. Umpires, badged or otherwise, will report offending players and clubs to the Executive Committee so that disciplinary action can be taken.
- Players must only wear and use approved clothing, equipment, and standard of dress and footwear. The wearing or display of an unauthorized logo is not permitted. An umpire would be expected to caution a player and advise the captain of his/her concern as to the player’s standard of dress and use of equipment before reporting any players for a breach of this rule.
Brisbane Super King (“the Club”) is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect, be encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Club. A Junior Member is an individual under the age of eighteen and a member of the Club. A Parent is a Parent of a Junior Member.
As a Junior Member or a Parent you are expected to abide by the following Junior Club Code of Conduct as it applies appropriately to Junior Members and/or Parents of Junior Members. Parents are expected to set good a good example as regards their own behaviour (and those accompanying them) for the benefit of Junior Members.
Responsibility of Captains
The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws.
In the event that any player failing to comply with the instructions of the Umpire, criticising his decision by word or action, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, the Umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other Umpire and to the player’s Captain requesting the latter to take action.
Fair and Unfair Play
According to the Laws, the Umpires are the sole judges of Fair and Unfair play. The umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the Captain to take action when required. The umpires are authorised to intervene in the cases of: tIme wasting, damaging the pitch, tampering with the ball, or any action that they consider to be unfair.
Spirit of the Game
The Spirit of the Game involves respect for your opponents, your own captain and team, the role of the umpires and the game’s traditional values. It is against the Spirit of the Game to – (a) dispute an umpire’s decision by word, action or gesture; (b) direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire; (c) seek to distract an opponent either verbally or with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one’s own side.
There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.
Captains and Umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match and every player is expected to make an important contribution to this