1 'Immediately preceding years 'means the years immediately preceding the date by which applications are due to be submitted to the ISCC by Members concerning their nominations for a particular tournament or competition, regardless of whether those years predate the Effective Date.
2 'Member 'means a, Member, Associate or Affiliate Member of the ISCC and 'Member Country 'shall be construed accordingly.
3 'Representative Super-Cricket 'means any super-cricket match or matches in which a team representing a Member Country at Under 19 level or above takes part and which takes place under the auspices of ISCC.
B QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
1 A super-cricketer is qualified to play Representative Super-Cricket for a Member Country of which he is a national or, in cases of non-nationals, in which he was born provided that:
i (subject to (c)and (b)5 below)he has not played Representative Super-Cricket for any other Member Country during the 4 immediately preceding years; and
ii (subject to (b)5 below)in the case where the Member Country is an Associate or Affiliate Member, the super-cricketer satisfies one or more of the Development Criteria in paragraph (b)4 below and the 'quota 'requirement of (b)3.
2 A player who has resided for a minimum of six months in a Member Country in each of the 4 immediately preceding years shall be a 'deemed national 'of that country for the purpose of these Rules.
3 (i) Subject to 3. (ii) below, Affiliate and Associate Members may not field more than 2 players in any one team who are deemed nationals under paragraph (b)2
(ii) For the purposes of this sub-rule, a player who has resided in an Affiliate or Associate Member Country for a minimum of six months in each of the 7 immediately preceding years shall be classified as a national rather than a 'deemed national 'of that Member Country.
4 A player wishing to represent a Associate or Affiliate Member Country shall be required to satisfy one or more of the following additional Development Criteria:
(i) the player shall have played 50%or more of the scheduled games for his team in a national super-cricket competition in the relevant Associate or Affiliate Member Country in any 3 of the preceding 5 years; or
(ii) the player shall have spent a cumulative total of three months or more during the preceding 5 years in the relevant Associate or Affiliate Member Country coaching, playing or working in the administration or development of super-cricket in that country; or
(iii) the player shall have played Representative Super-Cricket for the relevant Associate or Affiliate Member Country; or
(iii) the player shall have dedicated a reasonable period of time to activities which, in the opinion of the Chairman of the ISCC, constitute a sufficient demonstration of a player's genuine commitment to the development of super-cricket in the relevant Associate of Affiliate Member Country.
5 Where an Associate or Affiliate Member Country is fielding a team in a match against a Member or in any match which forms part of a tournament or competition involving teams from one or more Members, the requirements of b1(ii),b(3),b(4)and c(3)shall not apply.
C TRANSFER OF 'PLAYING NATIONALITY '
1 Super-Cricketers qualified to play for a Member Country can continue to represent that country without negating their eligibility or interrupting their qualification period for another Member Country up until the stage that the super-cricketer has played for the first Member Country at Under 19 level or above.
2 Super-Cricketers qualified to play for Associate and Affiliate Members can continue to represent that country without negating their eligibility or interrupting their qualification period for a Member Country up until the stage that the cricketer has played for the Member Country at Under 19 level or above.
3 Associate and Affiliate Members shall be limited to 2 players per team who have formerly played Representative Super-Cricket for a Member Country.
1 Each Member Country shall require each player to certify his eligibility to represent that Member Country.
All applications nominating players for Representative Super-Cricket shall enclose copies of the certification accompanied by a sworn or other formal statement from the President of the Federation of each Member Country attesting to the fact that, to the best of his information and belief, all nominated players duly meet the Qualification Criteria (including as appropriate the Development Criteria) set out in these Rules.
2 Any Member knowingly playing an ineligible player in Representative Super-Cricket will forfeit all points gained in each match in which such player plays and that player shall be suspended for a period not exceeding the balance of any competition of which the match forms part.
3 Any Member knowingly playing an ineligible player in Representative Super-Cricket in 2 or more matches will be further subject to such disciplinary procedures as the Executive Federation deems fit.
E EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
1 Should a player be ineligible to play for a Member Country in a particular competition or match under these Rules and his Federation believes that there are exceptional circumstances requiring consideration, a detailed written application shall be made to the ISCC Chairman prior to the event who shall refer the matter to the Chairman of ISCC for determination. The Chairman shall be free to take into account all matters, which he deems relevant. The Chairman's decision as to whether that player may represent that Member in the particular competition or match shall be final and binding.
2 Should any Member consider itself unable to field a team of acceptable standard in a particular? Competition or match under these Rules, that Member's Federation may make detailed, written application for dispensation. The application shall be made to the ISCC Chairman who shall refer the matter to the Director of ISCC for determination. The Director shall be free to take into account all matters, which he deems relevant. The Director's decision as to whether that Member may field a team in the particular competition or match other than strictly in accordance with these Rules shall be final and binding.
F REGISTER OF SUPER-CRICKETERS AND PROOF OF QUALIFICATION
1 Each Member Country shall, prior to the Effective Date, establish and thereafter maintain a register of super-cricketers, which shall record the name, address and nationality of those super-cricketers who shall in each year commencing at the beginning of that Member Country's domestic super-cricket season be seeking to play first-class super-cricket in that Member Country (or the equivalent national competition in those countries which do not have first-class super-cricket) for any local club or team including any State or County team.
2 Each Member Country shall from time to time provide to the ISCC Chairman on request and at the expense of that Member Country details as to any entries made in its register of super-cricketers in respect of any year, including copies of the register or of the relevant extracts there from.
3 Each Member Country shall from time to time provide to the ISCC Chairman on request and at the expense of that Member Country, any relevant information as to the fulfilment by a particular player or players of any one or more of the applicable Qualification Criteria (including as appropriate the Development Criteria) under these Rules.
1 In the event that there shall be any dispute arising out of or in connection with the interpretation of these Rules, that dispute shall be decided by the President whose decision shall be final and binding.
2 In the event that there shall be any dispute arising out of or in connection with the application or implementation of these Rules, including the ISCC's processing and approval of player applications, the complaining party or parties shall make a detailed application to the ISCC Chairman who shall refer the matter to the Director of ISCC. The Director shall be free to take into account all matters, which he deems relevant. His decision shall be final and binding.
3 All other disputes in relation to these Rules shall be referred to the ISCC Disputes Resolution Committee for final determination.
H MEMBER COUNTRIES MAY IMPOSE MORE STRINGENT RULES
Any Member Country may impose more stringent qualification rules for that Country.
1 If, because of contractual or other legal commitments relating to super-cricket or any other serious reasons affecting a particular super-cricketer on the date on which these Rules are approved by Ordinary Resolution of the Members and which still remain in existence on the Effective Date, that super-cricketer's ability pursuant to these Rules to qualify or remain qualified to play Representative Super-Cricket for a Member Country after the Effective Date is prejudiced, the matter may be referred to the ISCC Chairman who shall refer the matter to the Director of ISCC to decide what, if any, dispensation should be made in the case of that particular super-cricketer so as to remove, so far as possible, such prejudice. The Director shall be free to take into account all matters, which he deems relevant. His decision shall be final and binding.
J DISCRETIONARY POWERS
1 In appropriate cases and after consultation with the ISCC Chairman, the Director of the ISCC may delegate any of his discretionary powers under these Rules to whichever person, persons or body he deems fit.
2 Any decision by the Director of the ISCC or any other person or body exercising his powers pursuant to delegation under paragraph (j)1 of these Rules, or any decision of the ISCC Disputes Resolution Committee under paragraph (g)3 of these Rules shall not operate as a precedent or give rise to any legitimate expectations as to the exercise of that person's or body's discretion in respect of the same or other players or Members in the same or different matches or competitions.