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CCCGBA Disciplinary Procedure

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  1. This procedure sets out the actions to be taken to deal with Disciplinary matters within the Cumbria County Crown Green Bowling Association (CCCGBA).
  2. The following will be considered as warranting this Procedure being implemented:

(i)      Allegations of bringing the game into disrepute.

(ii)     Cases of misconduct occurring at events which are the direct responsibility of, or are directly organised by, the CCCGBA.

(iii)    A breach of the Bye Laws of the CCCGBA.

(iv)    Failing to appear at a County Game having been selected as Player or Reserve without due cause

3. Protests or complaints shall be determined by the CCCGBA in the first instance. No protest or complaint shall be determined by the British Crown Green Bowling Association (BCGBA) unless the matter has been considered by the CCCGBA.

4. Complaints should be set down in writing the submitted to the CCCGBA Secretary.

5. Complaints will be considered by a Sub-Committee of the CCCGBA Management Committee at the soonest opportunity.

6. The Sub-Committee will consist of five people (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and two others from the main Committee). If a complaint is against a member of the Management Committee, then they should be excluded from being on the Sub-Committee for the period of the specific complaint.

7. Parties to the Complaint will be given a chance to respond to the allegation.

8. The adjudication on the Complaint will be set down in writing and communicated to those involved.

9. Appeals must be made in writing to the CCCGBA Secretary within 21 days of the adjudication being issued.

10. Various sanctions may be taken against those involved in a Complaint including the imposition of bans from playing in Games either within or for Cumbria.

11. The CCCGBA shall report the facts of all suspensions to the BCGBA who may also extend the area of suspension, providing it is considered the circumstances warrant it.

12. An Appeals Sub-Committee shall consist of five people (President, and four others from the main Committee who did not sit on the initial complaint). If a complaint is against a member of the Management Committee, then they should be excluded from being on the Sub-Committee for the period of the specific complaint.

13. The adjudication on the Appeal will be set down in writing and communicated to those involved.

14. If a player makes a complaint and fails to get satisfaction from the CCCGBA, they shall have the right to appeal to the BCGBA in pursuance of BCGBA Bye Law 12.

15. Application for early reinstatement by offending players from suspensions must be made in writing to the Secretary of the CCCGBA. Such applications (together with a report and recommendation from the County Secretary, countersigned by the Chairman), must be sent to the Chief Executive of the BCGBA. The CCCGBA shall have the power to deal with offending players and application for reinstatement, subject to appeal to the next meeting of the BCGBA Management Committee. Any Club or player under suspension for an offence other than provided for in BCGBA Bye Law 11, may, on application, be reinstated at the discretion of the BCGBA Management Committee.