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Etobicoke & District Cricket League
Amended BY-Laws Assembled and Distributed in 1998 Season
Revised and Distributed in 2001-2004 Seasons
These By-Laws will reflect the inception date of their introduction into the League and reflects amendments that were made to existing By-Laws Of the E.D.C.L. by the Executive Board at that time and by the General Membership (where stated).
BY-LAWS (Executive Board & Membership ? Over Last 6 Years Period)
Article Four (4) - Officers (a) & (b) 2000 Annual General Meeting - Full Membership
This article was reviewed and amemned by the full membership in attendance and in accordance with all other Articles & By-Laws regarding membership and voting rights. The following were the agreed to amendments;
~ the Executive Board was increased from Nine(9) to Eleven(11) members. This number can be increased as required (e.g. additional Divisions)
~ The Executive Officers were readdressed to be 1) the President 2) the Vice President 3) the Treasurer 4) the Secretary 5) the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer 6) the Premier Division Coordinator/Statistician 7) the Mayors Division Coordinator/Statistician 8) the Commissioners Division Coordinator/Statistician 9) the Umpire Coordinator 10) the Assistant Umpire Coordinator 11) a League Head Statisticial
~ these Officers were to be nominated and elected, on the floor, at each Annual General Meeting (Election Year .. end of term)
2002 Annual General Meeting (Election)
~ the Eleven Members were increased from Eleven(11) to Twelve(12) with the addition of a New Division Three(3) Coordinator/Statistician
2004 Annual General Meeting (Election)
~ the Twelve Members were increased from Twelve(12) to Thirteen(13) with the addition of a New Division Three(3) Conference 'B' Coordinator/Statistician
Playing Time (All Divisions) 1998 Executive Board
All Divisions will start and play under the same time and guide lines:
Prior to September: 12:30 PM ====> 7:50 PM (3 hrs 30 min Batting Time Per team - including two 5 min water breaks)
September And Later: All games will start 30 minutes earlier
Overs Per Divisions: 1998 Executive Board
All divisions will play -------- 50 OVERS with all associated rules
Penalties To Late Arrivals (Late Starts) 1998 Executive Board
There will be no GRACE period for any division.
The team that is late will be penalized as follows:
~ One (1) over for every four (4) minutes that the game is delayed until start time e.g. 40 minutes will result in 10 overs being deducted from the allotted 50 overs (or required number of overs the team is legally allowed to face).
Type Of Ball 1998 Executive Board
~ Premier Division:
Mandatory Four (4) Piece Ball: Platypus, Kookaburra, or any other League Approved Ball
~ Division One: 2004 Executive Board
Mandatory Four (4) Piece Ball: Platypus, Kookaburra, or any other League Approved Ball
NO BALL (All Divisions) 1998 Executive Board
~ any ball over the shoulder will be called
~ As of 2002 Season this will be per the New MCC Revised Rules and 2000 Revisions to various Laws Of Cricket
~ All Divisions will play with the 15 Overs -- 30 Yard Circle rule if effect, commencing with the 1998 season
The above modifications are in conjunction with all rules as per the current BY-LAWS (System Of Match Play & Penalties) which will be amended in the relevant places with the decisions as stated above.
Trophies & Awards 1996 Executive Board
~ there will be an MVP trophy per division, commencing in the 1998 season. This will be done based on statistics for the current season and selected by the Executive Board (Statisticians)
~ there will be a Sportsman Award Per Division, commencing with the 1998 season. This procedures and process of determining the recipient of this award will be finalized by the 1998 Executive and published at that time
~ the ?revolving? trophies (all division) will not be given to the winning teams and will remain with the Executive Body of the EDCL
Amendment To BY-LAW 20 (TROPHIES)
1. Registration Of Teams & Players: 1996 Executive Board
~ Returning Teams to the E.D.C.L. (Board & Membership Ratification). Teams having left the E.D.C.L and is reentering will be charged an additional Surcharge Fee of $500.
~ Playing Members on any given team will be limited by registration only, regardless of the fact that they may be players in another league
~ Players Qualified for the Playoffs must be registered members who have participated in at least 50% of the current season scheduled games
~ All New Teams will be subject to an Additional Fee of $300 that is in addition to all existing Membership Fees
~ No Player can be Registered & Play in more than One (1) Club in the E.D.C.L
Amendments to BY-LAW 2 (REGISTRATION).
1. Transfer Of Players: (May 15, 1997)
Members transferring form one Club to another must have the following:
~ a signed letter of release from the departing (old) club
~ a signed letter of acceptance from the new club
~ said letters to be delivered to the Secretary or Division Co-ordinator (to be forwarded)
A three (3) part letter to be designed by the Executive Board for availability to the membership.
Amendments to BY-LAW 3 (TRANSFER OF PLAYERS)
1. Registration Cut Off and Additional Players Cost (May 15, 1997)
~ payment of additional members beyond the allotted 25 members will be charged at:
$10 per additional member payable on (or within reasonable time) after registration
~ Deadline for the registration of NEW members will be as of July 15 of the current season.
~ registration can be by telephone to the appropriate executive member (Secretary & President or Division Co-ordinator) by 10 AM game day.
~ all umpires will be given a LIST of registered members per club to aid in the confirmation of players. This will be in addition to the League?s ID Card, Driver?s License or Passport (for new members without an ID).
1998 Executive Board
~ all registration, on of before the day of the game, will be duly noted by the Umpire, with supporting documentation (as defined above), and will be verified with the appropriate division representative.
2004 Executive Board
~ all Clubs will be given a period of time, upto one week prior to the commencement of the Season to Register all New Members and Deactivate all 'non-returning' members.
~ respective division Co-ordinators will then verify all Active Members at that point. All members registered from that point to July 15th will then be counted towards the 25 member quota.
~ collection of the additional Fees Due as a result of members over the 25 member quota will be done in three(3) stages billed to the club.... May 15th, June 15th & July 15th of the Calendar Year of the Season.
Amendments to BY-LAW 3 (REGISTRATION).
1. Clubs Annual Dues:
~ Teams with their own facility will be given a $100 deduction from the regular annual fee for the current season. 1994 Executive Board.This has now been amended to reflect a $250 Deduction by the 2002 Executive Board. This has now been amended to reflect a $350 Deduction by the 2004 Executive Board.
~ Teams failing to comply with the ?deadline? for the minimum fee required (as decided by the current executive board) to indicate active return and participation in the up coming season will be fined $200.
Both amounts are to be paid, in due time, with failure to do so resulting in immediate expulsion for the E.D.C.L 1998 Membership
Amendments to BY-LAW 1. (FEES).
1. Seeding (Seating) Of Players 1996 Executive Board
Clubs having more than one team will have five (5) members of the Senior Team selected by the executive board. These members will be considered ?seaded? and will forfeit the right of playing in the lower division team.
This selection will be based on the prior season?s statistics of the players in the league?s competition. This must be established before the commencement of the current season.
It has been decide that the Seading will be as follows:
~ two (2) best batsmen
~ two (2) best bowlers
~ one (1) all rounder
2. Two Teams Of The Same Club Playing In The Same Division (decision Made By Membership at the 1998 AGM)
In the event that one team in demoted or promoted, as per the constitution, the teams will be required to change name and register members individually per team.
The teams will also be required to compete against each other and operate as two distinct entities under the EDCL.
Amendments to BY-LAW 4. (CLUBS WITH TWO OR MORE TEAMS).
1. Umpiring Guidelines & Payments: (May 15, 1997)
Player Qualification For Playoffs:
~ all umpires must duly sign both game report sheets before getting paid
~ all umpires must collect the names of the eleven (11) players at the commencement of each game and ensure that both sheets reflect those names before signing said sheets
~ sheets must be duly filled and signed for all abandoned game
These sheets will be the only means of validating the active participation of a member in a game when it is required to check on the number of games played for qualification for the playoffs.
Payments By the League (for games to be paid by league):
~ all reports must be submitted to the Co-ordinator
~ all payments will be made in Cheque by the treasure to the Co-ordinator and in turn to the Umpire.
Note: All Umpires & Captains must ensure that the above rules are enforced, failure to comply will result in non-payments and non-qualification of members for playoffs.
2004 Executive Board Amendments:
1. All Special Committees Decisons are to be reported back to the Executive Board for sanctions and approval before becoming effective. All such Committees are empowered to formulate 'Sub-committees' as circumstances dectitate. Such sub-committees can be comprised of volunteers from the League's Membership.
2. Dress Code:
Players: Coloured Clothing and all associated attire and playing requirements (e.g. white Ball, Coloured Pads etc) will be Mandatory as of the 2005 Cricket Season for All Premier And Division One (1) Teams. This will be implemented as per ICC ODI regulations and stipulations.
Amended -- 2010: The entire (B-EDCL) is now subject to the above BY-Law - all Formats and All Divisions - with no exceptions.. THERE WILL BE NO WHITE PADS ALLOWED FOR BATSMEN IN ANY GAMES. All Teams must be attired in the TEAM UNIFORM - no exceptions will be made - a player must be in the team uniform & colors.
Umpires: All Umpires in the above Two Divisions will have to be attired in either a Black or Kakhi Long Pants and a Blue shirt.
2012: Ammeneded to the current BLUE & Red top shirt, matching vest when required and Floppy hat - all fully approved and provided by the BEDCL - bearing the League's Logo and name. This applies to all Foramts & all Divisions.
3. Pitch & Playing Field Markings:
It is the responsibility of the Home Team to ensure that all regulation required Pitch Markings, Boundaries and 30 Yard Circle etc are clearly defined and visible prior to the spinning of the Toss. Failure to do so will result in the appropriate penalties as defined elsewhere.
Revised By 2002 Executive Board ?s Umpiring Committee In Three (3) Meetings.
Effective Immediately: Revised & Circulated In 2001 Season
Revised & Circulated in 2002 Season
1) Umpires will be charged 25% of game fee for failing to submit game card (they will be supplied pre-addressed envelopes). 10% of game fee for not insuring cards are appropriately filled out.
Methods Of Submission (2002):
~ pre-printed Labels for the Four (4) Divisions Co-ordinators / Statisticians
~ envelopes of appropriate game card size
~ said envelopes will be prepared with stamps and labels (after the umpire allocation per Game is Completed by Umpiring Committee).
~ each umpire will be given 5 additional envelopes with separate labels and it is his/her responsibility to get additional ones if required
~ Game Cards should be mailed by Monday and received by Thursday following the weekend.
Failure to comply with this is subject to 25% of game Fee as stated herein. The mail date will be verified by post office seat stamp.
2) Players will be suspended a minimum of one (1) game for not respecting the umpires decision and any indiscipline actions (clubs may be fined also).
This disciplinary action is subject to a written report being made and submitted to the Umpire Co-ordinator of the E.D.C.L.
3) Captains will be fined the equivalent of the 10% of the umpire fees for not insuring that Game Cards are properly filled out at conclusion of game (please note this is not a punishment but a determent).
Game Cards must be submitted prior to the beginning of the game with the Captain clearly indicated by an asterias (*?).
The Captain?s signature must only be added at the End Of Game in consultation with the Umpire in ensuring that the information is accurate. If a Captain refuses to perform this duty, the Umpire will submit the Card without his signature thereby invoking the fine.
4) List of Officials Cricket Balls recognized by the EDCL:
Platypus (1) Googly
Gray/Nickels Super Test
Kookaburra Special Test & Kookaburra Club Match
Kookaburra Tough Pitch & Kookaburra Regulation
FCS Super Test
Five (5) Star Four Piece
The Four (4) Piece balls are mandatory in the Leagues Top Division (Premier & Division One(2004)).
Any of the Lower Divisions have a choice of either the Four (4) or Two (2) Piece Ball.
~ Division One: 2004 Executive Board
Mandatory Four (4) Piece Ball: Platypus, Kookaburra, or any other League Approved Ball
League supplied "BAS Venom" balls with th EDCL stamp on it are the only valid balls that can be used in the match games. All other balls are deemed unofficial as of the 2008 season and onwards.
5) Umpire fees will be $70.00 per game if one umpire is presiding and $60.00 each if two (2) umpires are presiding.
This payment structure has been revamped and will be based on the Classification of the Umpire in question. The following schedule has been approved;
Umpire Level Number Of Umpires Per Game
Level One (1) $70 each $60 each
Level Two(2) $60 each $50 each
Level Three(3) $60 each $50 each
To simplify the payment for the Teams involved the following was decided, regardless of the Umpires Level;
Two(2) Umpires $50 Each Umpire
One(1) Umpire $60 Each
The League will absorb the difference ($10) for all Level One (1) umpires.
6) Starting next season, umpires fee will be included into league fees (umpires will be divided into four equal payments. The first payment will be due at the due date for league fees).
This By-Law was withdrawn and is no longer effective as part of the E.D.C.L?s Laws.
7) Teams that do not show up for play-off games will be demoted and the runner up of that team will replace said team in the play-offs/finals.
8) No rainout games will be moved to a different venue/ground.
9) Teams will lose a minimum of one (1) point to a maximum five (5) points, for not completing game cards (this amount will be deducted at the end of the season from games points accumulated).
This is to be added to the Game Playing Rules (Number 1 below).
10) Depending on the availability of umpires, Premier Division and Division One (1) will have two (2) Umpires per game also teams requesting two (2) umpires.
11) Net run rate will be used to decide the winner in the event of ties at the end of the season.
12) Twelve (12) points will be the maximum game points awarded per game.
Important: Please Note the Following Game Playing Rules:
1. During May to August all games will start at 12:30pm and conclude at 7:50 pm. Beginning in September all remaining games will start at 12:00 PM. Each innings is 3.5 Hours with two (2) five minute water break inclusive. Lunch break shall be twenty (20) minutes between innings.
Teams will lose a minimum of one (1) point to a maximum five (5) point, for not completing game cards (this amount will be deducted at the end of the season from games points accumulated).
2. Both teams must declare their players on their appropriate game cards, which must be given to the official umpire fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled start time. There will be a five (5) minute maximum for the decision to be made by the winning captain.
3. Players? identification would be required at the beginning of the game. Any mutually agreed exemption to this must be written on the scorecard and duly signed by the Captains of both teams. Captains may request identification of a player if that player?s identification is unsure (this must be noted on the game card).
If either Captains waive this right, it will be considered as having been for forfeited and cannot be requested during or after the game is concluded. In addition, it cannot be utilized as the basis of filing a Grievance/Protest with respect to the outcome of the game.
4. A game can be claimed forty one (41) minutes after the legal start time. This is reflective of the new by-law that stipulates a one (1) over loss for every four (4) minutes of loss time to a maximum of ten (10) overs or forty (40) minutes.
5. All divisions will be limited to fifty (50) overs.
6. Premier Division teams will continue to use four (4) piece balls. Other Divisions will have a choice of either 2 or 4 Piece Balls.
7. All teams must completely fill out their game cards, signed and submitted to the official umpire. The umpire is responsible for submitting the game cards to the league. Failure to ensure this is completed within all guidelines specified by the league would result in penalties against the officiating umpire (s) and teams involved (See bylaw 1 and 8).
8. All completed game cards are the responsibility of the officiating umpire(s) for submission to the respective Division statistician. (See 2002 Amendment)
9. The official score board at the Centennial facility must be utilized by both teams without any exemptions
10. The matches will consist of one innings per side. Each inning will be limited to fifty (50) overs. All matches start at 12:30pm and conclude at 7:50pm (from May to August). The team batting first will stop at 4:00pm (unless fielding team fails to bowl fifty overs. Interval will be twenty (20) minutes
11. All teams are expected to complete bowling fifty (50) overs within the allotted time (3.5 Hours). Two water breaks of five (5) minutes each is included per team.
12. In a match where play is delayed during the innings of the team batting first, the calculation of the total numbers to be bowled by each team shall be determined by deducting one (1) over eight (8) minutes lost due to weather conditions For example, eighty minutes (80) lost due to rain will reduce the match to forty (40) overs. (80/8 = 10 overs loss) The team batting first will now stop at 2:50pm.
13. If play is suspended during the innings of the team batting second, the calculation of the number of overs to be bowled by the scheduled close of play will be determined at one (1) over for every four (4) minutes of lost play.
14. If the team fielding first fails to bowl the allotted overs in the specified time, they will continue to bowl until they have done so (the over in progress at this time will be counted as complete). They will however bat only the amount of overs bowled at the schedule time of stop (i.e., 47 overs bowled at 4:00pm. Only 47 overs will be allowed to the defaulting team).
15. If, at the schedule close of play, the allotted number of overs has not been completed by the team bowling second, play will continue past the time, until the allotted numbers have been bowled or the umpire determines that the playing conditions are unsuitable to continue. The team with the better run rate will be declared the winner.
16. The team batting second will not bat a greater number of overs than the team batting first, unless the team was dismissed before the completion of fifty (50) overs and provided they have not lost overs due to late start.
17. If, at the schedule time of play, a team does not have at least seven (7) players (dressed in white and ready to play) they will lose one (1) over of batting time for every four (4) minutes of play lost. The host team must have the wicket and out field properly marked, also. A team that loses overs due to a late start will only bat the reduced number of overs, even if they bowl the opponent out.
Example # 1: Late Start due to late team
Team A is twenty (20) minutes late for play
Team A lose five (5) overs (20/=5) of batting
Therefore, even if Team B is all out prior to the fifty (50)overs, Team A will only be allowed to bat the forty five (45) overs
Example #2: Run Rate
The run rate of the team batting first will be calculated by dividing the total runs scored by the number of overs bowled at the scheduled close of the innings (i.e., at 4:00pm fielding team has completed 47 overs, at this time the score is 187 runs). At fifty(50) overs, which must be bowled unless it is reduced by bad weather, the score is 207 runs. The run rate is calculated at 207/47 and not 207/50
18. Should a captain declare before fifty (50) overs, his run rate will be calculated as if his team received fifty (50) overs.
19. If the innings of the team batting first ends more than thirty (30) minutes prior to the scheduled stop time, a ten (10) minute break will be taken and the second team will start its innings. Lunch will be taken at the schedule time (4:00pm). If the innings end within thirty (30) minutes of stop time, lunch will be taken immediately.
20. If a game starts at fifty (50) overs match, bowlers will be allowed to bowl ten (10) overs even if the game is later reduced to forty (40) overs due to poor conditions.
21. For the first fifteen (15) overs of each innings, at the instant of delivery, a minimum of nine (9) fielders, including the Wicket Keeper and Bowler, must be within the area bounded by two (2) thirty (30) yard radius semi-circle, drawn from the middle of the stump and joined by parallel lines on each side of the wicket. After the fifteen (15) overs have been bowled, a maximum of five (5) fieldsmen are allowed outside of the circle. No more than five (5) fieldsmen will be placed on the leg/pn side. The umpire will call and signal a no-ball when this rule is infringed.
22. A bowler who leaves the field due to external injury, as opposed to an internal one, will be allowed to bowl immediately upon his/her return, irrespectively of the time spent off the field.
23. Any high pitched ball that passes, or will have passed, on the full above the waist height of a batsman, standing upright at the crease, will be called a no-ball by the umpire at the non-strikers end.
The defaults allowed for a club/team during a season were 3 games. This has now been amended by the below by-law governing defaults by member clubs/teams:
~ Teams defaulting one game will automatically incur a fine of $200, payable immediately before playing the next game. Failure to do so will disqualify them from participating further in the season.
~ The second defaulted game of the season will result in an automatic expulsion from the league. The league is not obligate to inform the defaulting team/club about this. For this context, "default" is applicable when a game does not take place due to non-availability of the players (7 players dressed and ready to take the field) from the defaulting club/team, and/or refusal of the club/team to take the field when instructed to do so (by the match official, or in absence of one, refusal to co-operate with the rival team to get the game underway by assigning umpires from the players).
~ If the first defaulted game of the season is one of the last 4 scheduled games of the team in that season, this will result in an automatic demotion to the lower division.
Umpire Committe & Seminar (April 25th, 2004)
This rule has been revoked and the MCC Rule will apply , as stated therein.
24. If a team fails to show up at forty (40) minutes after the scheduled start of play (12:30), they will have forfeited the match. Full points (10) will be awarded to the team present, provided that they have met the players condition (see #17)
The following were added during the 2002 Seasons, as decided by the Umpiring Committee of the E.D.C.L?s Executive Board;
1. Umpires Clothing:
This will consists of the following attire items;
~ Black Or kakhi Long Pants
~ White Or Blue Shirt (long or Short Sleeve)
~ Tie is an optional attire
~ An E.D.C.L. approved Umpires Coat
2004 Umpire Seminars & Umpire Committee amended this to add the Kakhi Pants and Blue Shirt.
2. Umpire allocation will be based on the attendance to the Umpiring Courses and the Written Exams conducted by the E.D.C.L
3. Sight & Hearing:
In the event of repeated complaints against an Umpire, the Board will request the appropriate Eye and/or Ear Exams and certified proof that it was completed.
Until this is received, said Umpire will not be scheduled to umpire and League Games.
4. In any event where there is no League By-Law ,as an exception or supplement, the MCC Rules applies.
5. All League Game Toss must be Spun fifteen (15) minutes prior to the Start Time by which time the Game Cards must have been submitted to the Umpire(s).
The Winning Team?s Captain must notify the Losing Team?s captain within five (5) Minutes Maximum of the Toss.
By-Law Additions - 2008