Players Code of Behaviour
EDCC has adopted the following “Players Code of Behaviour” as developed in alignment with Sport Australia and the Spirit of Cricket.
EDCC’s expectation is always for players to adhere to these guidelines when at the Club, representing the Club at matches or Club activities:
- Play by the rules.
- Never argue with an umpire. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the umpire in an appropriate manner during a break or after the game.
- Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, and deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent, are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in cricket.
- Work equally hard for yourself and your teammates. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you.
- Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
- Treat all players in cricket as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
- Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
- Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents or coaches.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
- Disrespectful or bad language within the club rooms at EDCC is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.