Code of Conduct

Bca cricket League expects all members to abide by the conditions laid down in this code of conduct.

This also contains additional codes of conduct for:

Officials, Coaches & Volunteers


1.     The Captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of Cricket as well as within the Laws.


2.     Players and Club Members 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 disappointing manner towards an Umpire at any time.


3.     Players and Club Members shall not intimidate, assault or attempt to intimidate or assault an Umpire, another Player or a Spectator.


4.     Players and Club Members shall not use crude and/or abusive language, nor make offensive gestures and/or hand signals nor deliberately distract an opponent.


5.     Players and Club Members shall not make racially abusive comments or indulge in racially abusive actions against fellow players, officials, members and supporters.


6.     Players and Club Members will observe the highest standards of sportsmanship and behavior both on and off the field of play.

7.  Players must not use social media to post abusive or insulting "statuses" relating to opposition, umpires, players or spectators.

8.  At no time are cameras, of any form, allowed to be used in the changing rooms while they are in use.

9.  All players/officials/spectators/volunteers are to respect all property and grounds at all times.



Any breach of this Code of Conduct will lead to disciplinary action being taken



The Laws of Cricket, 2000 Code - The Preamble, The Spirit of Cricket


Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the captains.


1. There are two Laws which place the responsibility for the team’s conduct firmly on the captain.


Responsibility of captains
The captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws.


Player’s conduct
In the event of a player failing to comply with instructions by an umpire, or criticizing by word or action the decisions of an umpire, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, the umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other umpire and to the player’s captain, and instruct the latter to take action.


2. Fair and unfair play
According to the Laws 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 where required.


3. The umpires are authorised to intervene in cases of:

·       Time wasting

·       Damaging the pitch

·       Dangerous or unfair bowling

·       Tampering with the ball

·       Any other action that they consider to be unfair


4. The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for:

·       Your opponents

·       Your own captain and team

·       The role of the umpires

·       The game’s traditional values


5. It is against the Spirit of the Game:

·       To dispute an umpire’s decision by word, action or gesture

·       To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire

·       To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, for instance:
a) to appeal knowing that the batsman is not out
b) to advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing
c) to seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one’s own side

6. Violence
There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.


7. Players
Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is expected to make an important contribution to this.