CCL Overseas Players Statement January 2018 click
The Club Debate: Are overseas players worth the risk in club cricket in 2018? – Important updatehttps://t.co/S9cJugk1Mv
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In advance of the 2018 season, it is imperative that all accredited ECB Clubs and Leagues are aware of the updated information regarding Managed Migration in Club Cricket.
The ECB has been working with accredited ECB Premier Leagues since September 2016, assisting them with the monitoring and enforcement of the Immigration Rules set by the Home Office. Having reviewed levels of compliance as part of the ECB’s 2017 season review, it is vital that ECB Clubs and Leagues take note of the information and assistance available to them.
ECB Document November 2017 Update
CCL OS1 Professional Overseas Player Information Form Professional Overseas Player Information Form 2018OS1
CCL OS2 Amateur Overseas Player Information Form CCLOverseasDeclarationFormOS2
CCL OS3 Overseas Club Checklist CCL Overseas Check List Form OS3
ECB / Home Office Visa Overview Final-Home-Office-Visa-Overview-231117
CCL Overseas Eligibility Chart OverseasEligibility2018
CCL Overseas Definitions Chart OverseasDefinitions
CCL Player Registration Rules 2018 Cornwall Cricket League Player Registration Rules 2018
Email ECB at email@example.com
For advice that might save clubs spending money unneccessarily in trying to obtain visas etc email CCL Overseas Player Administrator Dave Eggins at firstname.lastname@example.org m 07740 049324
During the 2016/17 close season the ECB and Home Office advised changes to the criteria regarding bringing in of Overseas Players to Cricket Leagues, with stricter regulations in place. This page brings together all the information from ECB, the CCL, forms and explanatory documents.
ECB Managed Migration Statement & Q & As (Dec 2016) Managed Migration Dec 2016
CCL Statement regarding Overseas Players (Feb 2017) CCL Statement regarding overseas players
The extent of the term ‘professional’ has yet to finally defined, but in order to be rather more safe than sorry, the League must advise that where there is any doubt whatsoever the club holds fire on any expenditure and commitment on any potential agreement with a non-Tier 5 overseas player, no matter what the agent may say. The ECB are saying that they are expecting a final definition on the wording behind ‘professional’ from the Home Office within the next three weeks.
If any club is found to have engaged such a player without performing themselves (not taking the agent’s word) rigid background checks (cricinfo, google, native country cricket stats) to ensure the player is a legitimate amateur, then the club chairman, who is deemed in the eyes of HMRC to be ‘the employer’, will be personally liable for the hefty penalties that may be imposed for illegally employing a professional cricketer
The League will be expected to vet applications, although the final responsibility does lie with the individual clubs and chairs of clubs. If we suspect there is any doubt, the player will not get clearance, so clubs henceforth will have to notify the league of their intentions before going ahead and engaging an overseas player. An appeal through the Home Office may be lodged and if successful the LMC will review the application, but we emphasise that we must be seen to apply the regulations strictly.
The Tier 5 professional by the way will count as both the one overseas and the one paid player allowed per club (rules 14.2 -14.5)