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ECA Fixed Penalties

ECA Fixed Penalties for season 2023/24

REASON

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PENALTY/ACTION

Previous Good Behaviour applies

PENALTY/ACTION

Level 1

Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match.

1 Match Fixed

Formal Caution & 1 Match Suspended*

Showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action.

2 Match Fixed

1 Match Fixed & 1 Match Suspended*

Using language that, in the circumstances, is obscene, offensive or insulting.

2 Match Fixed

1 Match Fixed & 1 Match Suspended*

Making an obscene gesture.

2 Match Fixed

1 Match Fixed & 1 Match Suspended*

Appealing excessively.

1 Match Fixed

Formal Caution & 1 Match Suspended*

Advancing towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing.

1 Match Fixed

Formal Caution & 1 Match Suspended*

Any other misconduct, the nature of which is, in the opinion of the umpires, equivalent to a Level 1 offence.

1 Match Fixed

Formal Caution & 1 Match Suspended*

Level 2

Showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action.

3 Match Fixed

2 Match Fixed & 4 Match Suspended*

Making inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with another player.

Disciplinary Committee.

Not available

Throwing the ball at a player, umpire or another person in an inappropriate and dangerous manner.

Disciplinary Committee.

Not available

Using language or gesture to another player, umpire, team official or spectator that, in the circumstances, is obscene or of a serious insulting nature.

3 Match Fixed

2 Match Fixed & 4 Match Suspended*

Or any other misconduct, the nature of which is, in the opinion of the umpires, equivalent to a Level 2 offence.

3 Match Fixed

2 Match Fixed & 4 Match Suspended*

Level 3

Intimidating an umpire by language or gesture.

Disciplinary Committee.

Not available

Threatening to assault a player or any other person except an umpire. See 42.5.1.

Disciplinary Committee.

Not available

Level 4

Threatening to assault an umpire.

Disciplinary Committee.

Not available

Making inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with an umpire.

Disciplinary Committee.

Not available

Physically assaulting a player or any other person.

Disciplinary Committee.

Not available

Committing any other act of violence.

Disciplinary Committee.

Not available

ECA

Breaching the code of conduct.

1 Match Fixed

Formal Caution & 1 Match Suspended*

Captains failing to control players.

1 Match Fixed

Formal Caution & 1 Match Suspended*

Racial vilification

Mediation as per VMCU Policy

Not available

Good Behaviour Penalty/Action can be requested by the club by 8pm on the day after the match. The following conditions must be met in full for the ECA Disciplinary Officer to consider the request.

  1. The player has not been reported and found guilty (including accepting fixed penalty) in the past three seasons.
  2. The player has not received an official caution in the last two seasons.
  3. The players club has had no more than 2 players found guilty (or accepted default/Good Behaviour fixed penalty) in the current season
  4. The player provides a signed letter of regret (or apology if the incident is against an umpire or player)

If either the Default Penalty/Action or the Good Behaviour Penalty/Action is not requested by the club by 8pm on the day after the match, then it will be assumed that a fixed penalty will not be accepted and the matter will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee.

Suspended* - All suspended sentences will be for a period of 12 months from the date of the incident. If in that time any of the following occur:

  • a player receives a caution,
  • a player is reported and accepts a fixed penalty
  • a player is reported and found guilty by disciplinary committee
  • a player is suspended by either the Executive or an investigation committee

Then the full suspended sentence will be added onto the end of any addition penalty.

ECA – Breaching the code of conduct

Where a captain is automatically reported for Breaching the code of conduct, (due to a player in the same game being reported), if it is determined (between the umpire and/or ECA Disciplinary Officer) that the captain could not have reasonably stopped the player from committing the breach, then the acceptance of a good behaviour fixed penalty will not count towards 1c above.

Disciplinary Committee

A minimum of 1 Match is to be added to the Default Penalty/Action if a player is found guilty by the disciplinary committee.


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