Proposal of a Rule governing Infringements of the Rules
As requested at the last League Meeting, the Committee has worked out a Proposal for a Rule governing the way the Committee deals with Infringements of The Rules.
It is proposed that a Rule be added with the following wording:
Team Captains should point out Infringements of The Rules to the opposing Team Captain for rectification. Minor Infringements should be settled by agreement of the Team Captains during the Match.
The Committee shall meet to consider and impose penalties for Infringements of The Rules when notification of an Infringement is received in writing or a Committee Member knows that an Infringement has taken place.
The Committee shall always consider cases of Fielding Illegal Players and Fixing or Falsifying of Match or Players’ Results. The Committee may decide to consider other cases including Team Conduct Infringements, non-rearranged Postponed Matches and Facilities Violations. If the Committee decides the Infringements were unintentional then a warning shall be issued. Any repeated Infringement shall be considered as intentional. If the Committee decides the Infringements were intentional then the Committee shall impose a penalty on the Team and/or Player(s) involved up to or including disqualification from play for the remainder of the Competition.
Minutes shall be taken as a record of a Committee Meeting held to consider any Infringements of The Rules.
As per the requirements of the new Constitution this Proposal is being distributed to all League Members by Wednesday 19th September in order to be included on the Agenda of the Competition 14 Pre-Season League Meeting on Wednesday October 3rd 2001.
Any League Member may put in a Counter-Proposal (additional proposals on this subject or alternative wording) in writing to a Committee Member to be received not later than Wednesday 26th September, in order that the Counter-Proposal may also be put on the Agenda for the League Meeting.