1.1 The name of the League is the National School Cricket League, hereinafter referred to as “the League”
1.2 School Games Federation of India and IJPL Sports Management Private Limited (“Company”) are jointly responsible for the operation of League. They are committed to ensuring the integrity of the sport of cricket and promoting and safety and well-being of its members and the students playing in the League.
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE LEAGUE:
A true sportsperson is one who plays a game not only within the rules and regulations but also within the spirit of the game. Any action seen as abusing this spirit of the game of cricket, causes injury to the game itself. Embracing the spirit of the game means participating, either as a Player or as a Team Official, fairly and exhibiting respect for other Players and Team Officials and the game’s traditional values such as graciousness in defeat and humility in victory, the following are the main objectives of the League:
2.1 To promote the highest possible standards of cricket and playing facilities.
2.2 To endeavor at all times to uphold the high traditions, spirit and laws of the game.
2.3 To encourage equality in all aspects and to ensure a duty of care to all its participants and members regardless of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, colour, social status, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs.
2.4 The League will work diligently at all times to promote anti-racism and racial equality in the game.
2.5 Disciplinary action will be taken against any member, club, player or other person, who acts in any racist manner, or who is proven guilty of racial abuse.
3. MEMBERSHIP OF THE LEAGUE:
3.1 The participants, as shall have been admitted to the membership of the League and are still participating in the League structure.
4. GOVERNANCE OF THE LEAGUE:
4.1 The affairs of the League shall be governed by a Board of Management, hereinafter referred to as “the Board”.
5. APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS:
5.1 The Board shall consist of up to a maximum of seven members who shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. Members of the Board and shall serve for a period of three years, with a minimum of two members and a maximum of three, retiring each year by rotation. The retiring members shall be eligible for re-election.
5.2 The Board shall elect its own Chairman, Vice-Chairman and League Secretary.
5.3 At Board meetings, all members present shall have one vote with the Chairman, in addition, having a casting vote.
5.4 For Board meetings, four members shall constitute a quorum.
6. MANAGEMENT OF THE LEAGUE:
6.1 The League shall comprise of several governing bodies to undertake control, organization, management and administration of the League and its events at respective venues (“Purpose”). The governing bodies constituted for the Purpose shall be enumerated in this League Constitution.
6.2 The governing bodies shall be as follows:
6.2.1 MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:
I. The Management Committee has been formed to ensure that the League is conducted smoothly and compliance of various Codes, Rules and Regulations promulgated for the League.
II. The Managing Committee is the body responsible for the operation of the League and has promulgated various Codes of Conduct for Players and Team Officials to protect and enshrine important qualities and standards of the League.
III. The Management Committee of the League shall comprise of the following office bearers:
IV. All others Committees of the League shall derive their powers from the Management Committee.
6.2.2 DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE:
I. The Management Committee has formed, among others, a Disciplinary Committee which shall be the dispute resolution body for the League to implement and investigate the various Codes, Rules and Regulations and to adjudicate thereon, namely, Code of Conduct, Prevention of Malpractices Code, Anti-Doping Code, Anti-Racism Code, etc. All disputes related to ethics, racism, cheating, misconduct, corrupt practices, bribery, insider trading, doping issues and all other issues which the Management Committee may delegate to Disciplinary Committee during the course of the League, shall be adjudicated by the Disciplinary Committee.
II. The Disciplinary Committee of the League shall comprise of the following office bearers:
6.2.3 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
I. The Organizing Committee shall comprise of the following office bearers:
II. The Organizing Committee shall be responsible for the organization, management and conduct of the League including management of players and all arrangements with regard to the players and selection of the players who shall be shortlisted and finally selected to play in the League..
6.2.4 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE:
I. The Technical Committee shall comprise of the following members
II. The Technical Committee shall be responsible for all management and organization of all technical equipment and facilities required for the League.
7. TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE COMMITTEE
7.1 Each of the above mentioned committees shall constitute their Terms of Reference that shall enumerate its members, appointment and disqualification of members, powers and proceedings, role of chairman, etc.
8 RULES AND REGULATION OF LEAGUE
8.1 These Codes, Rules and Regulations are designed to deter participants from conducting themselves improperly on and off the ‘field-of-play’ or in a manner that is contrary to the ‘spirit of cricket’ and to put in place a robust disciplinary procedure pursuant to which all matters of improper conduct can be dealt with fairly, with certainty and in an expeditious manner.
8.2 All Players shall be subject to all the stipulated Codes.
8.3 The following codes, rules and policies have been laid down for the League:
I. Code of Conduct
II. Anti-doping Policy
III. Anti-Racism Policy
IV. Prevention of Malpractices Code
V. Anti-bullying Policy
VI. Missing children Policy
VII. Children safety and security policy
9. INVESTIGATIONS AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
9.1 Any allegation or suspicion of a breach of any of the Codes mentioned in Article 8 or any Rules and Regulations of the League, whatever the source, shall be adjudicated by the Disciplinary Committee. The Disciplinary Committee shall refer the dispute to the Designated Official/s appointed by the Disciplinary Committee (or his/her designee/s) for investigation and possible charge.
9.2 The Designated Official (or his/her designee) may conduct enquiries/investigations into the activities of any participant who he/she believes may have committed an offence under any Code, Rules and Regulations.
9.3 All participants must cooperate fully with such enquiries/investigations.
9.4 If a participant is found guilty of the charges leveled against them, his/ her Registration may be cancelled or any other suitable penalty may be meted out.
9.5 If the Registration is cancelled, the participant will not be able to participate further in the IJPL and the Disciplinary Committee shall commence further inquiry in the matter and adjudicate upon the same,.
9.6 The Disciplinary Committee’s decision shall be final and complete disposition of the matter and will be binding on all parties.
9.7 If the Registration is cancelled for any reason, the fee deposited will not be refunded back to the participant.
9.8The Management Committee/Disciplinary Committee’s decision shall not be subject to administrative and/or judicial review.
10. ALTERATION TO THE CONSTITUTION[*]
11. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be governed by laws of India and the fora situated in New Delhi shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise between the Parties with respect to this Agreement.