1.1 All Rules and Regulations for this Tournament, the Conditions of Play and the
Applicable Laws of the Game, have been unanimously approved and recommended by the Tournament Committee,
received ratification and authorization to implement by the Interim Committee
of the BCCSL, at a meeting held on 27th September 2001 as per Rule 28(b)
of the BCCSL constitution and adopted to apply for the Division I Tournaments,
with effect from 28th September 2001.
1.2 However, the Tournament Committee shall receive and study proposals
for any appropriate amendments to them. If acceptable, they shall then
recommend such proposals to the Executive Committee of the BCCSL, for
their approval and implementation, from the subsequent year.
1.3 The rules and regulations cannot be changed, after commencement of
each year's Tournament.
1.4 The Tournai-nent Rules and Regulations - PART (A) and the Playing
Conditions and Applicable Laws of the Game - Part (B), the BCCSL Code
of Conduct and Regulations PART (C) and any other such that may come into
effect for any reason, shall be applicable and receive the absolute compliance
of all the participating Clubs, District Cricket Associations, Individual
Players, Club/Association Officials and Umpires.
1.5 They shall undertake to comply fully with (1.4) above, at the time
of the acceptance of the Tournament Committee's invitation to take part
in this Tournament or (for Umpires) assignment to officiate at this Tournament.
1.6 The Tournament Committee shall have the sole power and authority
to deal with and take appropriate decisions, in respect of any dispute(s)
arising out of.
(a) Tournament Rules and Conditions and/or Playing Condition and Laws
applicable, in conducting this Tournament, and/or
(b) Other rules, regulations and conditions that may come into effect
(c) Any matter or eventuality for which no specific rule has been laid
down nor provided for, under PARTS (A), (B) or (C).
1.7 In the event of a violation of these rules, the Tournament Committee
shall have the power to recommend to the Ex. Co of the BCCSL, any one
or more of the following punishments. However, the Ex. Co. of the BCCSL
shall be the sole authority on the punishment to be imposed.
Ex Co may delegate authority to a sub committee appointed by the
Ex Co as the final authority on the punishment to be imposed.
(i) Fine of a minimum of Rs.2500/- to a maximum of Rs.30,000/-.
(ii) Deduction of points from a minimum of 5 to full points obtained
in the match. If the Club/ DCA has gained no such points at the time it
shall be set off if and when obtained by the Club/ DCA.
(iii)Suspended, "suspension" of the defaulting team for a particular
period for that particular tournament. However, any further violations
whilst this suspension is on the Ex. Co shall impose any punishment/ punishments
mentioned in this section.
(iv) Imposing of any punishments mentioned in paragraphs i, ii, iii and
suspending it till the particular Tournament is over. It will take immediate
effect if that club violates any of the rules during this suspended period.
In addition any further punishments could be imposed after inquiry for
the 2 d offence.
(v) Suspension of a team for a period not exceeding Two Seasons and suspension
of a player for period not exceeding one (1) season.
(vi) Wherever, the word immediate suspension/ suspension has been used
in these rules in part A or B, it shall not have any effect and suspension
shall be by the Ex. Co. for any violation as mentioned in 1.7.
1.8 "Any action thus arrived at under (1.7) by the Ex. Co of the
BCCSL shall be final and binding on all the participants of the Tournament
including the Officials of the Clubs participating in this Tournament."
1.9 In cases where points are deducted as per paragraphs 5.11, 10.2 and
10.3 the Tournament Committee will have the authority to impose such penalties
1.10 In the event a match referee is appointed by the BCCSL for a match
or matches, relevant rules applicable inclusive of powers of punishments
will be informed to the respective clubs prior to the commencement of
the match. Thereafter, the clubs are bound to abide by such rules, instructions
1.11 Wherever, the term Executive Committee or Ex Co has been used it
applies to the Executive Committee of the BCCSL, as per the constitution
or to an Interim Committee or to a Special Committee appointed by the
Minister of Sports to run the administration of the BCCSL in place of
the Executive Committee of the BCCSL.