ISCC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials

ISCC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials

A DEFINITIONS

In this Code of Conduct the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:

Adjudicator

Shall mean the person adjudicating during the hearing. Where the Referee has jurisdiction in accordance with clause D9 then the Referee will be the adjudicator. Where under clause D11 the relevant Player's or Team Official's National Super-Cricket Federation is required to determine an alleged breach of the rules of conduct then the person, appointed for this purpose by the relevant National Super-Cricket Federation, shall be the adjudicator.

Code of Conduct

All those provisions comprising this Section, namely 'A - Definitions' and the following Sections B - L inclusive and the annexed Guidelines on the Principles of Natural Justice.

Name and Form of ISCC

The International Super-Cricket Committee/ISCC is the International umbrella organization of Super-Cricket & National Super-Cricket Federations (NSCF's) Sport-Game-Players. The ISCC is an International Non-Governmental, Non-Profit organization of unlimited duration.

The International Super-Cricket Committee, has been registered sport governing body under Indian Law established and managed by International Non-Olympic Committee-INOC with full of its legal control and administration on ISCC, The Super-Cricket is new sport, which invented by Mohammed Seraj ANSARI (India) Founder & Secretary General-INOC with the aims to popularize the Non-Olympic Charter as well as generating funds for Non-Olympic Sports, which are the members of International Non-Olympic Committee-INOC and National Non-Olympic Committee-NNOCs further funds for its International Sports Federations and National Sports Federations, which shall manage through INOC and NNOCs of their respective country. Visit at www.non-olympic.org ).

Aims of the ISCC

1. To promote Super-Cricket Game Internationally and take whatever measures are necessary to this end.

2. To represent the interests of its members at International level with regard to the authorities, other Games Committees, the mass media and the public, in as far as this is not left up to the members.

3. To promote sporting contact between all National Super-Cricket Federations-Sport-Game-Players, and to organize all ISCC Super-Cricket World Cup, the ISCC Champions Trophy, ISCC Women World Cup and other Events, the ISCC Under 19 Super-Cricket World Cup and the ISCC Trophy and Ansar Trophy etc.

4. To monitor and ensure the keeping of the existing system-specific rules, to develop a set of standard rules (in as far as the technical peculiarities of the stadiums allow it), and to draw up an International Sporting Calendar.

5. To strongly encourage, by appropriate means, the promotion of women in super-cricket game at all levels and in all structures, particularly in the executive bodies and sub-committees of National and International Super-Cricket Organisations with a view to the strict application of the principle of equality of men and women.

6. To dedicate its efforts to ensure that in sports the spirit of fair play prevails and violence is banned.

7. To support other institutions which devote themselves to Super-Cricket Education and Non-Olympic Education.

8.To participate in actions to promote peace and the rights of the members of the ISCC and act against any form of discrimination affecting the ISCC.

9. To support financially to all Non-Olympic Sports worldwide under the rules and regulations of the INOC-Charter

10. To fight against doping in the sense of the INOC-Charter and to support all measures for stopping the use of all forbidden stimulating means.

ISCC Headquarters and its Duration

1. The headquarters of the ISCC is in Lucknow, India.

2. The duration of the ISCC is unlimited.

Principles

1 The ISCC stands for freedom in game, its voluntary nature, and the community of game, members and Super-Cricket Sport-Game-Players cannot be forced, either by rules or in any other way, to play a different systems of Super-Cricket Sport-Game to their chosen one.

2. The ISCC makes no distinction of race or religion and is politically neutral.

3. The ISCC has purely Non-Profit-making aims.

4. The bodies and functionaries of the ISCC work on a honorary basis. Travel costs and expenses are paid strictly according to the expenses regulations of the INOC-Constitution and ISCC.

The First Founder Members.

The executive committee has approved First Founder members to Mr. Saraj Ansari (India) Mr. Meraj (India) Mr. Mohd Sarfaraz (India). Who have taken first initiative to create the ISCC. Their decisions in the affairs of the ISCC shall be the final. Not to challengeable in the executive committee delegates, conference & extraordinary delegation, conference. First Founder Members can appoint his/her successor at any time and successor will also have the same right & power of the first founder members.

1. The First Founder Member will be invitee for all meeting of the ISCC. The first founder member will be highly respected member for all of the ISCC's family.

2. If, any matter will not be decided in the Executive Committee so, matter will be sent to first founder members for his opinion, his opinion will be binding for all. The first founder members have full rights to make changes/amendment of any rules & regulations of the super-cricket.

3. The Chief Patron/Patrons

4. The Chief Patron/Patrons shall be appointed with the consent of the First Founder Members and Executive Committee.

5. The First Founder Members of ISCC and INOC will also be having full authority to appoint any Chief Patron/Patrons/full members of the executive committee in the larger interest of the ISCC.

Member

As defined by the ISCC Member Guidelines, any Member whose Super-Cricket Authority is recognised as a member of the ISCC.

National Super-Cricket Federation

The body, whether incorporated or not, of a Member charged with responsibility for the administration of super-cricket within the relevant Member Country and recognised by the ISCC as having such authority.

ISCC Chairman

The person from time to time holding office as chairman of the ISCC in accordance with ISCC & INOC-Charter.

The founder or his/her successor of the INOC & founders or his/her successors of ISCC will elect chairman of ISCC Executive Committee amongst nomination received from eligible condidates from INOC and ISCC, The founder or his/her successor of the INOC & founders or his/her successors of the ISCC will reveive the nominations, with majority of the votes of the founders or his/her successors will elect and announce of the Chairman of the ISCC Executive Committee for five years tenure.

The elected Chairman of the ISCC will nominate his/her full Executive Committee and Sub-Committees of the ISCC for full of one year or two tenure etc., The ISCC Chairman will have full right and power to nominate Chairman/President and its Executive Committee of National Super-Cricket Federations (NSCFs) of any country.

INOC

The International Non-Olympic Committee (INOC), is super controlling body of the International Non-Olympic Sports, a registered Super sports governing body and the INOC has been legally incorporated under Indian Law and established in 25th March 1997 and the INOC has taken new sport named as "Super-Cricket" and its International governing body i.e. International Super-Cricket Committee (ISCC), has been registered sport governing body under Indian Law established and managed by International Non-Olympic Committee-INOC with full of its legal control and administration on ISCC. The Super-Cricket, which invented by Mohammed Seraj ANSARI (India) Founder & Secretary General-INOC with the aims to popularize the Non-Olympic Sports and INOC-Charter as well as generating funds for Non-Olympic Sports, which are the members of International Non-Olympic Committee-INOC and National Non-Olympic Committee-NNOCs further funds for its International Sports Federations and National Sports Federations, which shall manage through INOC and NNOCs of their respective country.

ISE

The ISE cards India Ltd., ('ISE')

ISE is incorporated and domiciled in the India, Lucknow and is principally responsible for:

(i) Managing the commercial rights to super-cricket events owned by the members of the ISCC

(ii) Managing the ISCC Development Program, ISCC Audit Committee; and

(iii) Providing such administration services as are required by the ISCC.

ISE is owned by a company registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956 having its Registered Office situated at 3/106, 1st Floor, Vivek Khand-3, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010 (U.P.) has been made life-time legal agreement with ISCC and INOC to handle full of commercial rights etc.for the benefit of all members of the ISCC worldwide.

ISCC Executive Committee and ISE Board of Directors

The ISCC Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of ISE Cards India Ltd., (ISE) - the ISCC's commercial arm - comprises the ISCC-First Founder Members & Chairman and Chairman/President of the ISCC's member countries, plus representatives from Associate Member countries. These forums are the key policy bodies for international super-cricket.

The ISE Board is responsible for the major financial and commercial policies relating to worldwide super-cricket, while the ISCC Executive Committee takes recommendations from the Chairman' or its Executive Committee and oversees the affairs of the ISCC within the Committee's framework.

Over the course of the financial year the ISE Board and the ISCC Executive Committee each met three times.:

Rules of Super-Cricket

The Rules of Super-Cricket (2005 Code), or such further revision thereof as may come into force from time to time, as amended from time to time by ISCC Regulations and INOC-Charter.

Logo Policy

The ISCC Super-Cricket Clothing and Equipment Regulations as amended from time to time.

ODISC Match

A limited over international match classified as a One Day International Super Cricket in accordance with the ISCC's regulations headed 'Classification of One Day International Super-Cricket Matches'.

Member

Any Member of the ISCC as provided for in its INOC Charter.

Members of the ISCC are the National Super-Cricket Committees (ISCC's). There can be only one member for each Nation.

Member Country

Any country (or countries associated for super-cricket purposes) or geographical area, which the Member represents in being a Member of the ISCC.

Player

Any person selected as a player in any squad to represent a Member Country in an ODISC Match, a Tour Match including an U19 match whether that person actually plays super-cricket in such matches or not.

Referee

A person appointed by the ISCC and empowered to carry out, inter alia, the functions mentioned in Section D of this Code.

Rules of Conduct

The rules contained in the Player's and Team Official's Code forming Sections C and CC of this Code of Conduct.

Team Official

Any person, not being a player, who is employed by, is an agent of, represents or is affiliated to an international super-cricket team of a Member Country, including (without limitation) team managers, coaches, doctors, physiotherapists and team selectors.

Tour

A series of matches where at least one of the competing teams is an international team representing a Member Country playing in a country other than its own and comprising of series ODISC Matches. For the purposes of this Code of Conduct a Tour shall start on (and include) the first day when the touring squad of Players (or the first of the touring squad of Players) arrives in the country of the tour until (and including) the day on which the touring squad of Players (or the last of the touring squad of Players) leave to return to their Member Country.

Tour Match

Any match during a Tour, other than an ODISC Match, in which at least one of the teams comprises Players selected from the squad of Players chosen to represent a Member Country.

B PERSONS/MATCHES COVERED

1 This Code of Conduct shall apply to:

a Players; and

b Team Officials.

2 Umpires shall be bound by the Code of Conduct for Umpires.

3 Referees shall be bound by Section D of this Code of Conduct

4 This Code of Conduct shall apply to all Tours and to all series of ODISC Matches and Tour Matches save as otherwise stated herein.

C RULES OF CONDUCT - OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

1 Players and/or Team Officials shall at all times conduct play within the spirit of the game as well as within the Rules of Super-Cricket and the captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that this is adhered to (Rule CC 5.1 deals with the application of and penalties for breach of this Rule).

2 Players and/or Team Officials shall at no time engage in conduct unbecoming to their status which could bring them or the game of super-cricket into disrepute (Rule CC 5.1 deals with the application of and penalties for breach of this Rule).

3 Players and/or Team Officials shall be required to report to the captain and/or team manager or to a senior Federation official or to the Anti Corruption and Security Unit any approach made to them by a bookmaker or any other corrupt approach or knowledge of such approach made to any other Player or Team Official.

4 Players and/or Team Officials shall not bet on matches nor otherwise engage in any conduct of the nature described in Appendix A of the Code of Conduct Commission Terms of Reference and in the paragraphs below and, for conduct in breach of this Rule, the penalties to be considered are set out after the description of such conduct in each such paragraph.

(1) Bet on any match, or on any event connected with any match or series of matches ('Event'), in which such Player or Team Official or administrator took part or in which the Member Country of any such individual was represented

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of 2 years and a maximum period of 5 years for any such individual. In addition a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.2

(2) Induced or encouraged any other person to bet on any match or series of matches or on any Event or to offer the facility for such bets to be placed

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of 2 years and a maximum period of 5 years for any such individual if the Member carrying out the investigation or the Official Enquiry constituted by the ISCC Code of Conduct Commission (as the case may be) is satisfied that the bet was placed directly or indirectly for the benefit of the individual against whom the charge was found. Otherwise, a ban for a minimum period of 12 months. In addition, a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.2

(3) Gambled or entered into any other form of financial speculation on any match or on any Event

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of 2 years and a maximum period of 5 years for any such individual. In addition, a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.2

(4) Induced or encouraged any other person to gamble or enter into any other form of financial speculation on any match or Event

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of 2 and a maximum period of 5 years for any such individual if the Member carrying out the investigation or the Official Enquiry constituted by the ISCC Code of Conduct Commission (as the case may be) is satisfied that the bet was placed directly or indirectly for the benefit of the individual against whom the charge was found. Otherwise a ban for a minimum period of 12 months. In addition, a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.2

(5) Was a party to contriving or attempting to contrive the result of any match or the occurrence of any Event

Penalty

Ban for life

(6) Failed to perform on his merits in any match owing to an arrangement relating to betting on the outcome of any match or on the occurrence of any Event

Penalty

Ban for life

(7) Induced or encouraged any other Player not to perform on his merits in any match owing to any such arrangement

Penalty

Ban for life

(8) Received from another person any money, benefit or other reward (whether financial or otherwise) for the provision of any information concerning the weather, the teams, the state of the ground, the status of, or the outcome of, any match or the occurrence of any Event unless such information has been provided to a newspaper or other form of media in accordance with an obligation entered into in the normal course and disclosed in advance to the Super-Cricket Authority of the relevant Member Country

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of 2 years and a maximum period of 5 years for any such individual if the Member carrying out the investigation or the Official Enquiry constituted by the ISCC Code of Conduct Commission (as the case may be) is satisfied that the information was given for a bet to be placed directly or indirectly for the benefit of the individual against whom the charge was found. Otherwise, a ban for a minimum period of 12 months. In addition, a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.2

(9) Received any money, benefit or other reward (whether financial or otherwise) which could bring him or the game of super-cricket into disrepute

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of 2 years and a maximum ban for life.1, 2 In addition, a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.

(10) Provided any money, benefit or other reward (whether financial or otherwise) which could bring the game of super-cricket into disrepute

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of 2 years and a maximum ban for life.1, 2 In addition, a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.

(11) Received any approaches from another person to engage in conduct such as that described in any of the above paragraphs (1) to (10) and has failed to disclose the same to his captain or to his team manager, or to a senior Federation official or to the Anti Corruption and Security Unit

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of 5 years for any such individual. In addition, a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.2

(12) Is aware that any other Player or individual has engaged in conduct, or received approaches, such as described in (1) to (11) above, and has failed to disclose the same to his captain or to his team manager, or to a senior Federation official or to the Anti Corruption and Security Unit

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of 5 years for any such individual. In addition, a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.2

(13) Has received, or is aware that any person has received, threats of any nature which might induce him to engage in conduct, or acquiesce in any proposal made by an approach, such as described in paragraphs (1) to (12) above, and has failed to disclose the same to his captain or to his team manager, or to a senior Federation official or to the Anti Corruption and Security Unit

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of 5 years for any such individual. In addition a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.2

(14) Has engaged in any conduct which, in the opinion of the Executive Federation, relates directly or indirectly to any of the above paragraphs (1) to (13) and is prejudicial to the interests of the game of super-cricket

Penalty

Ban for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of 5 years for any such individual. In addition, a fine may be imposed, the amount of which shall be unlimited and left to be assessed in the light of the actual circumstances.2

1 The penalty of a ban for life shall mean a ban for a minimum period of 20 years and the use of the expression 'ban for life' in the regulations on penalties for match fixing, betting, gambling etc. shall be read and construed accordingly.

2 Any Player, Administrator, Team Official, Employee, Umpire or Referee found guilty of offences under the ISCC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials Code Item C4 and banned from International Super-Cricket for any period should also be banned by the relevant Federation for that period from all domestic first class and one day super-cricket.

5 A valid defence may be made to a charge in respect of any prohibited conduct set out in Paragraph C4 (11) to (13) above (as applicable to the person in question) if that person proves that this conduct was the result of an honest and reasonable belief that there was a serious threat to the life or safety of himself or any member of his family.

6 Players and/or Team Officials shall not use or in any way be concerned in the use or distribution of illegal drugs. For the avoidance of doubt illegal drugs shall mean those drugs which are classified as unlawful in the Player's or Team Official's home country or in the country in which he is touring. Any such conduct prohibited by this clause shall constitute behaviour prohibited under Clause C.2 above and shall be dealt with as such. Players and Team Officials shall also be subject to any doping policy which is applied by their National Super-Cricket Federation and such policies, which are introduced for ISCC Events from time to time. Any breach of such doping policy shall be dealt with under the terms of such policy itself and not under this Code.

CC OFFENCES AND PENALTIES (SUPPLEMENTAL)

Level 1

The Offences set out at 1.1 to 1.6 below are Level 1 Offences. The penalty for a Level 1 Offence shall be an official reprimand and/or a fine of up to the equivalent of 50% of the Player or Official's match fee (as determined in accordance with sections I (2) and I (3).

1.1 Breach of the Logo Policy save for breaches relating to a commercial logo or players bat logo as defined therein

1.2 Abuse of super-cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings

1.3 Showing dissent at an umpire's decision by action or verbal abuse

1.4 Using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or the making of an obscene gesture

1.5 Excessive appealing

1.6 Pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion in an aggressive manner by a bowler or other member of the fielding side upon the dismissal of a batsman.

Level 2

The Offences set out 2.1 to 2.10 below are Level 2 Offences. The Penalty for a Level 2 Offence shall be a fine of the equivalent of between 50% of the Player or Official's match fee up to their full match fee and/or a 2 ODISC Match ban

2.1 Repeat of any Level 1 Offence within 12 months of such offence

2.2 Showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision by action or verbal abuse

2.3 Breach of the Logo Policy relating to a commercial logo or a player's bat logo as defined therein

2.4 Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment on a match related incident or match official

2.5 Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between Players in the course of play

2.6 Charging or advancing towards the umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing

2.7 Deliberate and malicious distraction or obstruction on the field of play (this supplements and does not replace ISCC Standard ODISC Playing Conditions clause 42.2 and 42.3)

2.8 Throwing the ball at or near a Player, umpire or Official in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner

2.9 Using language that is obscene, offensive or of a seriously insulting nature to another Player, umpire, Referee, Team Official or spectator. (It is acknowledged that there will be verbal exchanges between Players in the course of play. Rather than seeking to eliminate these exchanges entirely, umpires will look to lay charges when this falls below an acceptable standard. In this instance, language will be interpreted to include gestures).

2.10 Changing the condition of the ball in breach of Rules 42.3 as read with Standard ODISC Playing Conditions clause 42.1 (this supplements and does not replace the provisions of the Rules of Super-Cricket and Standard ODISC Playing Conditions).

2.11 Any attempt to manipulate a match in regard to the result, net run rate, bonus points or otherwise. The captain of any team guilty of such conduct shall be held responsible.

Level 3

The Offences set out at 3.1 to 3.4 below are Level 3 Offences. The penalty for a Level 3 Offence shall be a ban for the Player or Team Official concerned of between 4 and 8 ODISC Matches

3.1 Repeat of any Level 2 Offence within 12 months of such offence

3.2 Intimidation of an umpire or Referee whether by language or conduct

3.3 Threat of assault on another Player, Team Official or spectator

3.4 Using any language or gestures that offends, insults, humiliates, intimidates, threatens, disparages or vilifies another person on the basis of that person's race, religion, gender, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin

Level 4

The Offences set out at 4.1 to 4.5 below are Level 4 Offences. The Penalty for a Level 4 Offence shall be a ban of between 10 ODISC matches up to a life ban for the Player or Official concerned

4.1 Repeat for any Level 3 Offence within 12 months of such offence

4.2 Threat of assault on an umpire or Referee

4.3 Physical assault of another Player, umpire, Referee, Official or spectator

4.4 Any act of violence on the field of play

4.5 Using any language or gestures that seriously offends, insults, humiliates, intimidates, threatens, disparages or vilifies another person on the basis of that person's race, religion, gender, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin

Notes

5.1 Where the facts of or the gravity or seriousness of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any of the above offences, the person laying the charge may allege one of the following offences

(A) breach of Rule C1 -unfair play; or

(B) breach of Rule C2 - conduct that brings the game into disrepute The person laying such a charge must specify the level of breach to accompany the charge: for example, 'unfair play - Level 2' or 'conduct that brings the game into disrepute - Level 1'

5.2 In deciding penalty, the adjudicator is entitled to and should take into account the prior record of the person charged.

5.3 If damage has been caused to any property, the adjudicator may order compensation to the aggrieved party as part of the penalty.

5.4 In respect of penalties, a weighting has been applied so that each 2 ODISC matches. Penalties are to be applied in the form of matches (ODISC) in which the Player is likely to play. If the Player usually plays only one or other form of the game, the adjudicator is to apply the ban for the form of the game played by the Player. The adjudicator is to specify the number of ODISC matches in respect of which the Player is banned.

5.5 Where there are separate incidents in the course of the match, the umpire should lay separate charges. If the adjudicator finds the person charged to be guilty of more than one offence, he should impose separate penalties in respect of each offence. Penalties in such cases are cumulative and not concurrent.

5.6 Plea bargaining is not permitted. It is open to the adjudicator to find a Player guilty of an offence in a level lower than that in which he is charged where the constituent elements of the lesser offence are the same. For example, if a Player is charged with serious dissent under clause CC2.2, it is open to the adjudicator to find the Player guilty under clause CC1.3 of dissent rather than serious dissent.

5.7 Nothing in this Code of Conduct alters the onus on the captain to ensure that the Spirit of the Game is adhered to, as stated and defined in the preamble to the Rules of Super-Cricket.

5.8 The Player or Official reported shall be entitled to appeal against a finding and/or a penalty imposed in respect of Level 3 or Level 4 offences as provided in section H8 and H9. Similarly, (save where he has laid the charge) the ISCC Chairman shall be entitled to appeal against a finding and/or penalty imposed in respect of Level 3 or Level 4 offences. In determining the appropriate penalty (if any) on an appeal, it is open to the person hearing the appeal to increase or decrease the penalty.

D ISCC REFEREE

1 An ISCC Referee shall:

a be appointed by the ISCC Chairman, and

b shall be independent of any Member or Member Country competing in an ODISC Match for which he is appointed, and

c neither team will have a right of objection to a Referee's appointment.

2 Each National Super-Cricket Federation of a Member shall nominate to the ISCC Chairman, when requested to do so, such persons as they consider appropriate to represent that Member as a Referee.

3 The Referee shall be the independent representative of the ISCC at all ODISC Matches and, in so far as appropriate, for any Tour for which he is appointed, respecting the authority of the host country which is promoting the series of matches or the Ground Authority which is administering an ODISC match or series of matches.

4 The Referee must not make any detrimental written or spoken comment in the media/press about any Tour, ODISC Match in which he is involved.

5 The Referee shall, at all times, liaise with the umpires on any matter the Referee considers appropriate provided that the Referee shall not interfere with the role of the umpires under the Rules of super-Cricket.

6 A Referee shall:

a whenever possible, have arrived in the location of the match by 12 noon on the day prior to the scheduled first day;

b be at the venue no later than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of play on any day of the match;

c remain at the venue for at least one hour after close of play on any day of the match;

7 It shall be the Referee's responsibility to ensure that all persons who are eligible to make a report in accordance with Section E know, or are able to readily discern, where the Referee shall be during the period of eighteen hours after the close of the day's play.

8 The Referee shall:

a ensure the full implications of Rules 42.1 are properly understood and upheld;

b ensure the Code of Conduct, together with the Rules of Conduct therein, is upheld;

c investigate and adjudicate upon alleged breaches of the Rules of Conduct notified to him;

d ensure the appropriate sanction is applied to any person found to be in breach of the Rules of Conduct;

e report to the ISCC on matters relating to player safety at the ground; the pitch and out-field preparations; adequacy of covers and equipment for pitch and out-field preparation; the condition and standard of facilities for players and umpires; the standard of practice facilities; adequacy of sight boards; bowlers with suspect actions and any matter which the Referee may be asked, from time to time, to observe and/or report upon by the ISCC Chairman and/or upon any further matter which the Referee considers appropriate.

f undertake any other function he may be asked to do by the ISCC Chairman or be required to do by any ISCC Regulation in force from time to time.

9 In respect of investigating and imposing sanctions for breaches of the Rules of Conduct, the jurisdiction of the Referee is limited to:

a any alleged breach of the Rules of Conduct (save in respect of Rules C3 and C4) occurring on the field of play during an ODISC match;

b any alleged breach of the Rules of Conduct (save in respect of Rules C3 and C4 ) occurring off the field of play, within the precincts of the ground, on any day of ODISC Match;

c any alleged breach of Rule CC 2.4 of the Rules of Conduct wheresoever alleged to have been committed provided that the alleged breach occurred during the period between the start of the first scheduled day of the first ODISC Match of the Tour and the end of the last day of the last ODISC Match of the Tour:

d any request by a National Super-Cricket Federation pursuant to Section D 12, which request the Referee shall accept if reasonably practicable to do so.

10 Alleged breaches of Rules of Conduct C3 and C4 shall be determined by the Code of Conduct Commission in accordance with its Terms of Reference.

11 In the event of the Referee not having jurisdiction over any alleged breach of the Rules of Conduct pursuant to Section D 9, any alleged breach of the Rules of Conduct (save for those relating to Rules of Conduct C3 and C4) shall be investigated and determined by the relevant Player's or Team Official's National Super-Cricket Federation who shall do so in accordance with Section G and with reference to the Guidelines on the Principles of Natural Justice which appear as an appendix to this Code of Conduct.

12 In the event of a Player or Team Official being alleged to have breached the Rules of Conduct during a Tour in circumstances where, pursuant to Section D 11, the matter falls to be determined by the relevant Player or Team Official's National Super-Cricket Federation, that National Super-Cricket Federation shall be entitled, in their absolute discretion, to request the Referee to determine the matter in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Code of Conduct.

13 It shall be the responsibility of the Referee to ensure that prior to the start of series of ODISC Matches (a series for these purposes comprising one or more ODISC Match) there shall be a pre-series meeting between the Referee, the team captains, and team managers of the competing teams, the umpires and any other person the Referee shall consider appropriate.

14 All persons attending the pre-series meeting shall be informed by the Referee where and at what time the meeting is to take place provided that, in any event, the meeting shall take place on the day before the first ODISC Match is scheduled to start.

15 Once the pre-series meeting has taken place there shall be no obligation on the Referee to hold a further meeting during the Tour. However the Referee shall be entitled, in his absolute discretion, to call such a further meeting if he considers it to be appropriate. Further, if at any stage during a Tour, any umpire who was not present at the pre-series meeting is scheduled to officiate or there is any new captain, or team manager appointed, it shall be the Referee's responsibility to ensure that that person is informed of the details of the matters discussed at the pre-series meeting if no new meeting is held.

16 At the pre-series meeting, the Referee shall:

a impress upon the captains their responsibilities under Rules 42.1 of the Rules of Super-Cricket;

b impress upon the captains, team managers and any other persons present that no public criticism of or dissent toward the umpires will be tolerated;

c impress to all present the importance of the Code of Conduct and the seriousness of a breach of any of the Rules of Conduct contained therein;

d inform the captains that in the event of an alleged breach of Rule CC2.10 where it is not possible to identify the Player who is in breach, the captain may be the person charged and subjected to any sanction which would otherwise have been imposed on the Player responsible, had that Player been identified;

e ensure that all present are aware of the ISCC Standard Playing Conditions for ODISC matches;

f specifically remind the captains, team managers and any other persons present of the Logo Policy, and in so doing further remind them that if the Logo Policy is not heeded a fine applicable to a Team Official may result in addition to a fine and/or ban for any Player;

g urge the umpires to be decisive in upholding the Rules of Super-Cricket whilst respecting the traditional role of the umpires;

17 At the pre-series meeting the Referee may also discuss any other matter he considers appropriate to ensure compliance with any ISCC Regulations in force at that time and this Code of Conduct.

18 At the pre-series meeting the Referee shall give those present the opportunity to ask him any questions they might reasonably require to be answered.

19 The Referee, before the start of ODISC Match, shall arrange with the scorers to be provided with all the information they require at such time(s) the Referee considers appropriate relating to and enabling them to calculate over rates.

20 The Referee must report to ISCC any suspicious or unusual characteristics in the conduct of the game.