Code of Conduct

Cornwall Cricket Board (CCB) is committed to the player’s well-being, future development and realisation of achievement. Our principles that underpin our Safeguarding Policy that relate to this Code of Conduct are:

The child’s welfare is paramount;

  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin; religious belief or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse;

  • All children have the right to be safe and treated with dignity and respect.

Any breach of the Code may lead to the player or coach being warned as to his/her future conduct or in more serious cases being suspended or barred from participation in CCB activities.

During festivals or tours players may be sent home for serious breaches of discipline.

This code applies to all activities run by the CCB.

Any matters regarding this code should be addressed to the Cornwall Cricket Board, Cornwall Cricket Centre, College Road, Truro, TR1 3XX and marked for the attention of the Chief Cricket Officer.

THE CCB AGREES TO PROVIDE:

  • A safe environment in which the player can learn and develop without fear or abuse

  • Monitoring and support for the player

  • A structured cricket learning programme, appropriate to the age, ability and growth of the player

  • Participation in cricket matches arranged or approved by the CCB

  • Trained and qualified coaching and other staff and facilities

  • Guidelines to the players and parents/guardians on the best ways for them to contribute to the player’s cricketing and personal development

  • Comprehensive insurance cover.

THE PLAYER AGREES TO:

  • Work towards the attainment of his/her full potential

  • Attend CCB events regularly and punctually, behave with self-discipline and give notice of and reasons for any absence

  • Abide by instructions given by the Team Coach and/or Manager

  • Listen to and take on board guidance given by coaching and other CCB officials

  • Practice the techniques and skills taught by the CCB coaching team and attempt to apply them in matches

  • Abide by the Spirit, as well as the letter, of the laws of cricket (Copies of the Spirit of Cricket are available from your Manager)

  • Accept the umpire’s decision at all times and not to show any dissent - umpires will be advised prior to a match of the high standards demanded from a CCB team

  • Behave and dress in an appropriate manner (both on and off the field) when participating in CCB activities

  • Arrive and leave matches dressed in clothing appropriate to the team for which you are playing as specified by the team manager

  • Not to take alcohol or tobacco, or any other stimulant or harmful substance whilst participating in a CCB fixture, tour or festival

  • Neither possess nor use any prohibited drugs

  • Not take any unnecessary risks

  • At no time to behave in such a manner to cause offense to Ground Authorities or any other person

  • Abide by local practice rules

  • During festivals and tours to behave in residences and in free time activities in a way not to cause inconvenience or annoyance to anyone - players must be in their own rooms by the time specified by the Team Manager (who has sole responsibility on and off the field)

  • Play cricket in a competitive manner but maintain the highest standards of sportsmanship

  • Accept victory and defeat with dignity and grace

  • Not to use foul or abusive language on or off the field

  • Not to attempt to intimidate or deliberately distract opponents by acts of gamesmanship or aggressive behavior

  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated

  • Co-operate with coaches, team-mates and opponents - remember without them there would be no game; Not to refer to any Cornwall Cricket Board activity, official, player or parent on Facebook/Twitter/Internet and other social networking sites. Ensure that, when applicable, strict confidentiality is adhered to in respect of any Board activity, official, player or parent. Abide by the CCB EPolicy

  • Follow a lifestyle appropriate to development and sporting excellence - for example by spending leisure time positively - eating, drinking, relaxing and sleeping sensibly

  • CCB matches and activities taking precedence over all, club and school matches

  • Remember playing cricket is fun - don’t do it simply to please parents and coaches

THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS (FAMILIES) AGREE TO:

  • Attend matches as often as possible to support your child and the team they are representing, without your support the Cornwall Youth structure would not be able to function Encourage and help the player meet targets, including abiding by this Code of Conduct

  • Support the player without pressure, praise good work and refrain from criticising lapses

  • Set a good example to the player

  • Respect the opportunity given to the player

  • Communicate with the CCB officials, keeping them informed about matters affecting the player

  • Not go on to the field or to give advice about the game to their child at any stage of the match

  • Not enter the dressing room at any stage of the match except in exceptional circumstances, such as injury, when this may be waived at the discretion and invitation of a team official

  • Ensure their child remains with the team during the duration of the match to ensure greater team spirit and aid their child’s cricket education

  • Not interfere, unless specifically requested, with the warm up, or comment on involvement of your child in the match

  • Not enter the scorebox, unless specifically requested to do so, or interrupt the scorer during the course of an over

  • Not undermine the role of the manager/coach during or after matches, by giving different advice to that which your child has been given

  • Appreciate that catering is provided for players and officials only and, unless invited by the home manager, refrain from using the meal area during intervals

  • Provide transport to matches or meeting point and, although it is understood that it is sometimes difficult to make arrangements, not request Managers and Coaches to assist

  • Express areas of concern, cricket or otherwise, with the Management after the game and in private

  • Ensure that your child adheres to the dress code, which will be specified by the team manager.

This code is not intended to cause offense to parents/guardians, but managers/ assistants and coaches are entrusted by the CCB to educate players to a consistent cricket standard. It applies to all activities organised by the CCB.

Whilst the CCB fully accepts that many parents/guardians have played the game and feel they could do or advise better, EXPERIENCE SHOWS THAT THIS ONLY LEADS TO CONFUSION. Each official as well as your child are subject to strict codes. This is merely intended to guide and help you become part of the team involved in Cornwall Cricket

THE MANAGER/COACH AGREES TO:

  • Be responsible for the conduct of all players and officials during the period they are representing the CCB, on or off the field, at festivals and on tours and deal with any matter arising, taking the appropriate action;

  • Undertake the selection and administration of all teams under his control, reporting regularly to the CCB on all pertinent matters and producing an end of season report;

  • Ensure that there is always an adult, connected with the representative side, present throughout the duration of matches or practices or coaching sessions to ensure the supervision of players at all times, giving due consideration to their privacy;

  • Ensure, before the commencement of the match, that the umpires are made aware of the standards expected from the CCB and request any incident to be reported at the earliest opportunity;

  • Ensure that the pavilion and ground areas are left in a tidy condition, with all local practice rules and ground regulations observed;

  • Undertake good Safeguarding Young Cricketers / child protection practice in all dealings with his/her players;

  • Hold a valid ECB DBS check and vetted prior to their involvement.

  • Hold a relevant in date emergency First Aid certificate

  • Be a paid-up member of the ECB Coaches Association

  • Abide by the CCB E-Policy, any breach of this code or, if the integrity of the CCB is put into question, will be dealt with by the CCB in a prescribed manner.

IN GENERAL:

  • Team Tactics will be the sole responsibility of the Management team (Manager, Coach, Captain and Vice-Captain).

  • They should not be publicly criticised by players, parents/guardians or non-participants.

  • Batting Order will be determined by the Management team.

  • Players Performances will not be the subject of judgement and criticism by other players, parents/guardians and non-participants.

Selectors and Umpires Decisions:

  • Players and non-participants must accept without question decisions made by selectors and umpires during the course of the game.

Helmets:

  • It is CCB practice that, in all matches, wicket-keepers, standing up to the wicket, and all batsmen will wear a helmet. A wicket-keeper face protector cannot be worn.

Kit:

  • We would encourage players not to wear county kit in club/school matches.

Updated:

20th April 2021