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North Shore Cricket Club
Senior Code of Conduct
NSCC expects all Players, Captains, Coaches, Managers and Supporters at all levels within our club to uphold the following values:
NSCC requires all Players, Coaches, Managers and Supporters to be familiar and comply at all times with the appropriate Code of Conduct.
By taking the field to play for NSCC you acknowledge that you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct for senior Players & Coaches
Responsibility of Captains
The Captains of both teams are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the 'Spirit of the Game', as well as within the Laws of the Game.
Players’ and Coaches' Conduct
In the event of any Player or Coach failing to comply with the instructions of an Umpire, criticising their decisions (by word or action), or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, the Umpire concerned will, 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 of the Game, 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 cases of:
The Spirit of the game involves RESPECT for:
It is against the spirit of the Game to:
Distraction and Harassment
It is not acceptable to seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment in any way, including 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 on violence on the field of play.
Consumption of Alcohol and Illegal Substances
The consumption of alcohol and illegal substances by players/coaches participating in the game in progress will not be tolerated, and any breaches will be severely punished.
Players, Coaches, Captains, Managers 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.
Senior player and Coach/Manager Behaviour
Traditionally, cricket has maintained the highest levels of conduct and sportsmanship. While always a competitive game, the continued strength of the sport relies upon the acceptance of the Umpire’s decision and preparedness to play within the spirit of the game.
The following is not acceptable:
NSCC is invested in having all cricket played within the spirit and traditions of the game.
NSCC has two processes for the reporting and consideration of unsatisfactory behaviour
In both instances, should a player/coach be found guilty of an act of misconduct, they may be suspended from playing by NSCC’s Disciplinary Committee.