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Disciplinary action against Cignatures and Tigers XI team players

Disciplinary action against Cignatures and Tigers XI teams

DCL Community members,
DCL management received a formal complaint from the Cignatures team in August 2019 about a physical altercation that occurred during the T20 summer league game between Tigers XI and Cignatures team. In addition, umpires that officiated the game sent detailed reports on the game and reported specific players for physical altercation and unsportsmanlike conduct – sledging, Instigating, commenting from bench. DCL conducted a thorough investigation of the incidents that occurred through-out the game and found several violations from the teams and players. In fact, one of the teams had recorded the entire game, which allowed the committee members to watch the unedited videos of the game completely.

Before we announce the decision taken by the DCL management, we wanted to bring to everyone’s attention the statement that we have in our DCL By-laws document

‘Everyone should follow the rules and regulations of appropriate conduct on the field and respect cricketing equipment's. as informed earlier, everything fights happened on ground falls under the jurisdiction of the city/town police department’

Hope this statement makes it very clear to everyone about the potential consequences of any verbal and/or physical abuse or altercations on the field. Please note, DCL management and the community will not have any control in how players/teams impacted will decide to pursue any such incidents. We strongly urge every community member to play within the spirit of the game and stay away from getting in trouble with any kind of verbal or physical abuse.

In line with our code of conduct, following decisions/actions have been taken by the DCL Management.

Nikunj Boda from Cignatures will be penalized 1 game for disrespecting cricket equipment, kicking stumps twice (He cannot play game on 12/8/2019).

Sandeep Shamirpet from Tigers XI will be penalized 2 game for getting physical with players. (He cannot play game on 11/17/2019 and 12/7/2019)

Shekhar Panwar captain and senior members of Tigers XI team is been reprimanded to tone down sledging and passing comments and play game in right spirit. Next incident of such behavior will impact entire team to miss out game.
Incidents of Umpires reporting a team or a player for unsportsmanlike conduct will be dealt with sternly. This may result in points deduction, suspension for players, suspension of the captain/vice-captain from games etc.  

Teams are here to have fun and enjoy the game of cricket. Provoking players through sledging, foul language or physical abuse often result in untoward incidents; Captains, vice captains and managers of the teams should take responsibility of their team’s behavior and curb any such occurrences in the initial stages itself.

Disrespecting cricket equipment is absolutely not accepted in Dallas Cricket League.
Most importantly, stay away from any physical altercation and abuse. Everything that happens in the field falls under the jurisdiction of the city/town police department’.

As always, DCL Management reiterates the importance of playing in the spirit of the game and using right judgement at all situations.

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