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M02: DC vs KXIP – Match Highlights

 Page 1 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials - 2020 THE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials Effective as from 1st September 2020 Page 2 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials - 2020 TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLE 1 SCOPE AND  Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials - 2020 .


THE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS AND TEAM OFFICIALS INTRODUCTION BCCI is the body responsible for the operation of the League and the Code of 


Conduct for Players and Team Officials (the “Code of Conduct”) is adopted and implemented as part of BCCI’s continuing efforts to maintain the public image, popularity and integrity of the League by providing:



 (a) an effective means to deter any participant or other relevant person from conducting themselves improperly on and off the ‘field-of-play’ or in a manner that is contrary to the ‘Spirit of Cricket’; and 



(b) a robust disciplinary procedure pursuant to which all matters of improper conduct can be dealt with fairly, with certainty and in an expeditious manner. Unless otherwise indicated, references to Articles and Appendices are to articles and appendices of the Code of Conduct. 



Words in italicized text in the Code of Conduct are defined terms and their definitions are set out in Appendix 1. ARTICLE 1 SCOPE AND APPLICATION 1.1 All Players and Team Officials are automatically bound by and 



required to comply with all of the provisions of the Code of Conduct. Accordingly, by their participation (in the case of a Player) or assistance in a Player’s participation or other involvement (in the case of a Team Official) in a Match or IPL Event, such Players or Team Officials shall be deemed to have agreed: 1.1.1 that it is their personal responsibility to familiarise themselves with all of the requirements of the Code of Conduct, including what conduct constitutes an 

 
 1.1.2 to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Match Referee, Commission and Ombudsman convened under the Code for Conduct to hear and determine charges brought pursuant to the Code of Conduct (and any appeals in relation thereto); and 1.1.3 not to bring any proceedings in any court or other forum that are inconsistent with the foregoing submission to the jurisdiction of the Match Referee, Commission and Ombudsman. 1.2

 All Players and Team Officials shall continue to be bound by and required to comply with the Code of Conduct until three (3) months after the termination of his or her contract or other arrangement with a Franchisee and BCCI shall continue to have jurisdiction over him/her under the Code of Conduct thereafter in respect of matters relating to the League taking place prior to that point. 1.3 It is acknowledged that certain Players and Team Officials may also be subject to other rules of the relevant Franchisee, the ICC and/or National Cricket Federations that govern discipline and/or conduct, and that the same conduct of such Players and/or Team Officials may implicate not only the Code of Conduct but also such other rules that may apply. For the avoidance of any doubt, Players and Team Officials acknowledge and agree that: (a) the Code of Conduct is not intended to Page 4 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials - 2020 limit the responsibilities of any Player or Team Official under such other rules; and (b) nothing in such other rules shall be capable of removing, superseding or amending in any way the jurisdiction of the Match Referee, Commission or Ombudsman to determine matters properly arising pursuant to the Code of Conduct. 1.4 For the avoidance of any doubt, all Umpires officiating in any Matches are automatically bound by and required to comply with all of the provisions of the IPL Code of Conduct for Match Officials and Match Officials Support Personnel. ARTICLE 2 CODE OF CONDUCT OFFENCES The Preamble to the Laws of Cricket, sets out the definition of the Spirit of Cricket, as follows:

 “Preamble – The Spirit of Cricket Cricket owes much of its appeal and enjoyment to the fact that it should be played not only according to the Laws (which are incorporated within these Playing Conditions), but also within the Spirit of Cricket. The major responsibility for ensuring fair play rests with the captains, but extends to all Players, Match officials and, especially in junior cricket, teachers, coaches and parents. Respect is central to the Spirit of Cricket. Respect your captain, Team-mates, opponents and the authority of the Umpires. Play hard and play fair. Accept the Umpire’s decision. Create a positive atmosphere by your own conduct and encourage others to do likewise. Show self-discipline, even when things go against you. Congratulate the opposition on their successes and enjoy those of your own Team. Thank the officials and your opposition at the end of the match, whatever the result. Cricket is an exciting game that encourages leadership, friendship and Teamwork, which brings together people from different nationalities, cultures and religions, especially when played within the Spirit of Cricket.” The conduct described in Articles 2.1 to 2.22 amounts to conduct which breaches the Spirit of Cricket and therefore, if committed by a Player or Player Support Personnel, shall amount to an offence by such Player or Player Support Personnel under the Code of Conduct. COMMENT:

 Where considered helpful, guidance notes have been provided in text boxes beneath the description of a particular offence. Such notes are intended only to provide guidance as to the nature and examples of certain conduct that might be prohibited by a particular Article and should not be read as an exhaustive or limiting list of conduct prohibited by such Article. Page 5 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials - 2020 The Code of Conduct offences cover a variety of different behaviours and levels of seriousness. It is not intended to penalize trivial behavior. For the purpose of determining the appropriate sanction for an offence, levels of charging have been assigned for each offence, ranging from Level 1 for conduct of a minor nature, up to Level 4 for conduct of an extremely serious nature. Where an offence is alleged to have been committed, the individual Reporting the alleged offence must determine which of the assigned levels of offence is appropriate for the conduct in question. Reports can only be laid at the levels identified in respect of each particular offence below. For the purposes of the Code of Conduct, the phrase “during a Match” should be interpreted broadly to cover all conduct which takes place at the ground on the day of a Match

, and not just conduct which takes place on the field of play, for example in the changing rooms, or during any of the intervals in the Match. 2.1 Excessive appealing during a Match Note: For the purpose of Article 2.1, ‘excessive’ may include (a) repeated appealing of the same decision; (b) repeated appealing of different decisions when the bowler/fielder knows the batter is not out with the intention of placing the Umpire under pressure; (c) charging or advancing towards the Umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing; or (d) celebrating a dismissal without appealing to the Umpire when a decision is required. It is not intended to prevent loud or enthusiastic appealing. Level 1 ✓ Level 2 Not applicable Level 3 Not applicable Level 4

 Not applicable 2.2 Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a Match. Note: Article 2.2 includes any action(s) outside the course of normal cricket actions, such as hitting or kicking the wickets and any action(s) which deliberately (i.e. intentionally), recklessly or negligently (in either case even if accidental) results in damage to the advertising boards, boundary fences, dressing room doors, mirrors, windows 

and other fixtures and fittings. For example, this offence may be committed, without limitation, when a Player swings his/her bat vigorously in frustration and causes damage to an advertising board. Level 1 ✓ Level 2 Not applicable Level 3 Not applicable Level 4 Not applicable 2.3 Use of an audible obscenity during a Match. Note: Article 2.3 covers the use of words commonly known and understood to be offensive, obscene and/or profane (in any language) and which can be heard by the spectators and/or the viewing public whether by way of the stump-microphone or otherwise. This conduct may include, for example, swearing in frustration at one’s own play or fortune. Level 1 ✓ Level 2 Not applicable Level 3 Not applicable Level 4 Not applicable Page 6 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials - 2020 2.4 Disobeying an Umpire’s instruction during a Match Note: Article 2.4 includes any repeated failure to comply with the instruction or directive of an Umpire during a Match. Level 1 ✓ Level 2 Not applicable Level 3 Not applicable Level 4 Not applicable 2.5 Using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during a Match. Note: Article 2.5 includes any language, action or gesture used by a Player and directed towards a batter upon his/her dismissal which has the potential to provoke an aggressive reaction from the dismissed batter,

 whether or not any reaction results, or which could be considered to disparage or demean the dismissed batter, regardless of whether the batter him/herself feels disparaged or demeaned (in other words, a ‘send-off’). Without limitation, Article 2.5 includes: (a) excessive celebration directed at and in close proximity to the dismissed batter; (b) verbally abusing the dismissed batter; and (c) pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion. Nothing in this Article 2.5 is, however, intended to stop Players celebrating, in an appropriate fashion, the dismissal of the opposing Team’s batter. Level 1 ✓ Level 2 Not applicable Level 3 Not applicable Level 4 Not applicable 2.6 Using a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during a Match. Note: Article 2.6 includes, 

without limitation, obscene gestures which are not directed at another person. When assessing the seriousness of the breach, the following factors (without limitation) shall be taken into account: (i) the context of the particular situation; and (ii) whether the gesture is likely to: (a) be regarded as obscene; (b) give offence; or (c) insult another person. This offence is not intended to cover any use of gestures that are likely to offend another person on the basis of their race, religion, gender, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and/or maternity status. Such conduct is prohibited under the IPL Anti-Discrimination Code and must be dealt with according to the procedures set out therein. Level 1 ✓ Level 2 Not applicable Level 3 Not applicable Level 4 Not applicable Page 7 Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials - 2020 2.7 Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in a Match or any Player, Team Official, Match Official or Team participating in any Match, 

irrespective of when such criticism or inappropriate comment is made. Note: Without limitation, Players and Team Officials will breach Article 2.7 if they publicly criticise the Match Officials or denigrate a Player or Team against which they have played in relation to incidents which occurred in a Match. When assessing the seriousness of the breach, without limitation, the context within which the comments have been made and the gravity of the offending comments must be taken into account. For the avoidance of doubt, any posting by a Player or Team Official of comments on a social media platform (including, without limitation, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn) shall be deemed to be ‘public’ for the purposes of this offence.