The Match & Disciplinary Committee has been established as an independent body, made up of cricket administrators, players, umpires and Club representatives, to rule on any incidents of indiscipline or unsportsmanlike behaviour, affecting matches played in the various Hong Kong domestic cricket competitions.
The HKCA Match & Disciplinary Committee (MDC) is an Executive-approved Subcommittee elected annually by the HKCA League & Cup Management Committee (LCMC).
The MDC is empowered by the HKCA Executive to act impartially on its behalf in accordance with the Rules and Articles of the Association. This includes fixtures, match disputes, member/player complaints, eligibility, transfers and conduct. The MDC will also advise on interpretation of competition rules and the Laws of Cricket in consultation with the ACU&S (HK China).
The MDC shall consist of four members, chaired by the LCMC Chairman and elected by the LCMC annually. A quorum of three members is required to constitute a Meeting. Applications for election to the MDC will be called for by the LCMC annually.
Procedures & Guidelines
Applications for election to the MDC will be called for by the LCMC annually.
The following procedures are to be adopted with immediate effect:
- The MDC will meet as and when required to do so by its Chairman.
- The MDC will act upon reports received from HKCA/ACU&S(HKC) members within seven days, wherever possible.
- Umpires/Captains requesting MDC action will submit reports in writing to the HKCA Office (Attn: Chairman, MDC) within seven days of an incident.
- The MDC’s jurisdiction includes all HKCA members in Hong Kong and in representative events overseas.
- All members are required to respond to MDC requests for reports.
- MDC awards / sanctions will be posted on the HKCA website.
- Members may appeal to the Executive Committee, in writing, within seven days of a MDC award being made.
- The HKCA Executive may confirm, overrule, adjust or suspend an MDC award and such decision shall be final.
- The MDC may co-opt any person able assist in the decision-making process.
All correspondence with the MDC should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following links provide details on MDC rulings: