Rules for members of American College Cricket*
1. Our member clubs only participate in American College Cricket events and may not join other leagues, tournaments etc. (unless grandfathered from before 2009). In the USA college teams compete against other college teams, NOT non-collegiate teams. (unofficial practice matches are allowed).
Playing in events not approved by American College Cricket will cause penalties, such as loss of your American College Cricket membership, & NOT being invited to participate in American College Cricket events – Nationals, Regionals & Home & Away games.
2.Read and post www.AmericanCollegeCricket.com www.americancollegecricket.com articles on *Facebook ,Google + & Twitter* (every team member can do this easily)
3.Club commits to having a Hardball team to qualify for eligibility in the annual American College Cricket Championship every March, the regional Championship in the Fall, and ‘Home & Away’ matches.
4. encourage the development of cricket by taking steps for bringing new people into the game (e.g Americans who have never played) using more accessible forms of the game like tapeball and tennis ball
5. get positive Media, on & off campus for your club & American College Cricket.
6. work with the relevant Admin of your school to get facilities and support for cricket.
7. *NO *unauthorized logos on uniforms (including practice wear). Uniforms shirts must ‘tucked’ in at all times.
8. Any team sponsors must be approved by American College Cricket
9. No individual, or team is bigger than our Mission, and the organization we have created to further that Mission. Negative behavior, on or off the field, that reflects negatively on your school and/or American College Cricket is subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or being expelled from American College Cricket.
10. Report – Being a member of American College Cricket means clubs can not just show up for tournaments, you must be involved with what we do year round – a Report must be submitted to the President of American College Cricket on your activities as requested.
11. ROSTERS – must be verified & emailed to the American College Cricket President by a College Official such as your Faculty Advisor, Director of Club Sports, Asst Registrar etc. NO questioning of any team’s players or Rosters should take place during the competition – such unsportsmanlike conduct, & disregard for ethics may result in you, or your team being penalized.
12 – Reduction of Match overs & calculation of Duckworth-Lewis : can ONLY be approved by Lloyd or other designated tournament manager & done using Crichq.
13 – SCORING : all matches must be scored on Crichq. A team can not play another game if its previous game is not on Crichq.
14 – PLAYING Rules – we generally follow the International Cricket Council rules for T20, except where noted here & by tournament : WIDES – balls within 6 inches of the leg stump will NOT be called as wides & a maximum of 6 fielders can be on any 1 side of the field.
15 – HELMETS – are mandatory against any bowler who is not a spinner. Also for close fielders such as Wicketkeepers standing up to the stumps.
16 – The UMPIRES decisions are final. There are NO reviews or 3rd umpires.
All Clubs, as official clubs of your school, have rules of conduct for your club which you must abide by (read your Club Sports rules)
Every club member should “Like” the AmericanCollegeCricket.com Facebook Fanpage so you can keep up on what we are accomplishing. Also the larger our group is, the bigger we look to potential sponsors and the world, which in turn helps every club . Encourage people to “Like” us on Facebook.
*We have kept the formalities to a minimum, to make it easy for all concerned. We expect that situations will arise that will make it necessary to add to, or change the above, and accordingly reserve the right to make changes, and to apply rules in the “Spirit of cricket”,