Constitution - Elliott Davis London Cricket League
Competition now known, as "Elliott Davis London Cricket League" hereafter shall
be called "The League" and "Elliott Davis London Cricket Cup" shall be called "The
2. The Purpose &The Objective
The purpose of the league shall be to organize cricket on a league basis, with the
objective of playing cricket in the true spirit of the game and to maintain it at
a standard to which all members are normally accustomed. To organise a knockout
cup competition in addition to the league competition. To take any actions which
may be considered beneficial to member clubs and to the game of cricket.
League shall be organised into three divisions known as Premier Division, Division-1,
Division-2 Cup-Competition shall be played on knockout basis across all the divisions
In colour kits,white Ball.
Twenty 20 Tournament will be Played across all division in colour kits, white Ball.
Membership to the league would be strictly by invitation only. Once a club has been
invited to participate and the club has agreed to so, annual subscription fee will
become payable within 14 days.
5. Management Committee
The League Shall be governed by the management committee (thereafter called "the
committee") consisting of:
c) General Secretary
e) Head Of Umpire
f) Fixture Secretary
All members of the committee must declare any positions they may hold on committee
of other leagues.
6. Functions Of The Management Committee
a) The committee shall be fully responsible for
ensuring that the purpose and spirit of the league is upheld and it shall be empowered
to take any action it considers fit to achieve this
b) The committee shall be empowered to vet new
clubs and make recommendations to the Annual General Meeting concerning new entries.
c) The committee shall have the power to co-opt
new members on the committee for special purposes which it sees fit.
d) Minutes of all committee meetings shall be
kept in a file provided for the purpose and duly approved by the committee.
e) The committee shall be the authority to correct
the interpretation to enforce these rules and shall have full jurisdiction over
all matters not provided for in these rules.
f) Absence from two consecutive meetings of any
member without reasonable cause being stated may invalidate his/her seat. The committee
shall have full discretion in such matters.
g) In the event of an office becoming vacant or
vacancies occurring on the committee, the committee shall have the power to fill
such a vacancy without unnecessary delay.
h) No member of the committee shall be present
at any meeting thereof during the determination of any matter which his/her club
is directly concerned, except at the invitation of the committee.
i) The quorum shall be one third of the elected
members of the committee.
j) The committee shall be responsible for the
efficient running of the league and control its finances.
7. General Meeting
The annual general meeting of the league shall be held in January/February of each
year on a date fixed by the committee,
a) Each member club shall be titled to send two
delegates, only one of whom shall be entitled to vote upon resolutions submitted.
b) A quorum at all general meetings shall be 33%
of the registered clubs.
c) The printed annual report shall be presented
at this meeting. The members for the new committee shall be elected. All newly elected
committee members will hold their position till next AGM. In a separate meeting,
the members will appoint officers among themselves for the management committee
for year ahead. They shall be eligible for re-election.
d) The support of a simple majority of those voting
shall be necessary to carry a resolution at the AGM, and of two thirds majority
of those at an extraordinary general meeting. The officers of the league shall be
untitled to vote. In the event of a tie vote, the chairperson (or deputy) who normally
does not have a vote shall have a casting vote.
e) The voting on all resolutions shall be taken
by a show of hands but if the voting is challenged or is regarded by the chairperson
as unsatisfactory, he shall make an order for a card vote to be taken.
f) An extraordinary general meeting may be convened
at the discretion of the committee or shall be convened at the request of not less
than 5 member clubs who shall send their applications of the resolutions to be submitted
to the meeting. Such extraordinary general meeting shall be held not later than
1 calendar month after the receipt of the application.
g) Notice of the general meetings and its agenda
shall be sent to all member clubs at least seven days before the date of the meeting.
h) The chairperson of the league shall take the
chair of the meeting; in the event of his absent, the vice-chairperson of the league
shall take his position.
i) Minutes of all general meetings shall be kept
in a file provided the purpose.
8. Annual Subscriptions
a) The subscription fee shall be determined at the
b) All subscriptions become due on the AGM day and
must be paid within14 days from AGM.
c) Any club whose subscriptions remains unpaid by
any given date may be excluded from fixtures for the coming season. Official written
warning to this effect shall be given to the club prior to exclusion.
d) A club excluded form the league membership under
section (c) shall be not readmitted until full payment of all arrears is made.
9. Annual Accounts
An account shall be kept in the name of " Elliot Davis London Cricket League" at
a bank approved by the committee, in which the treasurer or other officers shall
pay all moneys received on behalf of the league. The committee shall authorise the
treasurer, chairperson and vice-chairperson to sign cheques for payment, the treasurer
shall keep the account of the league. An auditor shall be advised to audit such
accounts should the majority of the committee feels the need to do so. For the purpose
of annual audit the accounts shall be closed on last day of the month in which prizes
and awards' presentation ceremony be held.
10. Disputes & Disagreements
All objections against a club player or umpire shall be in writing and forwarded
to the league general secretary within seven days of the match to which the objection
is referred to.
In the case of objections or complaints by clubs, it is absolutely essential that
a duplicate copy of the letter forwarded to league secretary is also forwarded to
the secretary of the opposing club within seven days of the match to which the objection
or complaint refers to.
With regard to disciplinary issues i.e. verbal
abuse, intimidation or violence; all objections or complaints shall be referred
to the committee. The committee shall make all efforts to take appropriate action
as quickly as possible in accordance with league disciplinary rules. Their decision
shall be final. Chairman has the casting vote.
With regard to any other matter not concerning
disciplinary issues i.e. late start; interpretation of the laws of cricket, facilities
etc. the league committee shall be empowered to fully deal with the matter and shall
have the power to deduct maximum of five points for any incident.
No objection or complaint with regard to the
decision of an umpire, except with regard to wrongful interpretation of the laws
of cricket shall be considered.
11. Publication Of Committee Decisions
Decisions or reports of the committee may only be published in such manner as the
committee shall direct and every member club shall be deemed to have assented to
12. Entry Into Withdrawal From The League
a) Entry into the league shall be by invitation
followed by the application to the secretary of the league. Decisions regarding
acceptance into the league shall be dealt with in accordance to rule 4.
b) Any withdrawal from the league must be in writing
and must reach the secretary not later than 28 days prior to start of the season
to reclaim the fee paid for the year ahead. No refund of the fee is given after
the fixtures are decided.
c) In the event of a team being unable to fill at
least half of its fixtures during the season, its record shall be erased.
d) A new club shall pay the annual subscription
within 14 days after the invitation to join the league
13. Expulsion From Membership
The committee shall have the power to expel any club from the membership that has
contravened these rules or in the opinion of the committee otherwise brought discredit
upon the league except that no club shall be expelled without having the opportunity
of sending representatives to state a case before the committee.
14. Knowledge Of Rules
The rules of the league shall be deemed to be known to the officers of all member
clubs and through them to all members who shall be bound by them.
15. Alterations Of Rules
No alterations of these rules shall be made except at the Annual general meeting
or at an emergency meeting summoned for the purpose. In the former instance notice
in writing of any proposed alterations that must be proposed by the committee shall
be given not later than date of AGM to the secretary of the league who shall circulate
details of the proposals on the agenda when convening the meeting.
The league may be dissolved by a resolution of a general meeting the conditions
of voting in rule 7 being applicable. In the event of dissolution any surplus funds
held in credit of the league shall be used to pay off the league debts (if any)
or outstanding expenditure claims. Should there be insufficient funds at the time
of dissolution to meet the liabilities the member clubs in such proportions as the
general meeting dissolving the league shall determine how to meet the deficit.
17. Trophies & Cash Prizes
Winning and runner-up clubs will be presented with retainable trophies. Trophies
/ medals will be presented to each of the winning clubs. The bats men scoring 150
runs or the bowlers taking six (6) wickets in a match will receive higher recognition
with special trophies. These individuals awards will be given for both league and
cup games. An individual will be limited to one award for batting and bowling respectively.
league shall offers no cash prices to the winners, runners up and to the individuals
with outstanding performances. The cash awards have been abolished since 2014.
18. Club Secretaries
Each member shall notify the league secretary of the name and address of their respective
club secretary within fourteen days changes being made.
19. Public Liability
All member clubs should be insured for public liability.