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Code of Conduct

 

1. Lapworth Cricket Club is committed to maintaining the highest standards of behaviour and conduct, both on and off the field, including online. This Code of Conduct incorporates the Spirit of Cricket and applies to all actions directly linked to Lapworth Cricket Club.

2. The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted with the spirit of cricket as well as within the laws of the game and their decisions are final.

3. Players and Team Officials must at all times accept the umpire’s decision. Players must not show dissent at the umpire’s decision or react in a provocative or disapproving manner towards an umpire at any time.

4. Player and Team Officials shall not intimidate, assault or attempt to intimidate or assault an umpire, another player, or a spectator.

5. Players and Team Officials shall not use crude and /or abusive language nor make offensive gestures or hand signals. Nor shall they deliberately distract an opponent.  No derogatory comments or inflammatory remarks shall be made directly to an opponent in any attempt to intimidate or distract.

6. Players and Team Officials shall not make racially, religious or homophobically abusive comments nor indulge in racially, religious or homophobically abusive actions against fellow players, officials, members and supporters. Lapworth Cricket Club operates an active open door membership policy, respecting player qualification regulations and welcome players and members irrespective of ethnic origin, religion or sexuality.

7. Players and Team Officials shall not use or in any way be involved in the use or distribution of illegal drugs.

8. Lapworth Cricket Club will take adequate steps to ensure the good behaviour of members and supporters towards players and umpires.

9. Lapworth Cricket Club has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding, ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and enabling them to have the best outcomes and requires that all members, visitors, partners and volunteers share this commitment.

NOTE: Lapworth Cricket Club will take adequate steps to ensure the good behaviour of members and spectators towards players and umpires mindful of the sanctions available to the League by way of point’s deduction and fines if offences occur.

As a member and player of Lapworth Cricket Club I agree to uphold the good name of the club and the game of cricket, following the above code of conduct at all times.  I understand that any breach of the code may result in disciplinary actions being recommended and upheld by captains and committee.