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Cricket Australia (CA) has amended its Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel after a review by the CA Head of Integrity.
The CA Board requested a Code of Conduct review at its October board meeting. The recommendations from this review have been accepted and given formal approval.
Under the changes, players and support staff can now apply to have long-term sanctions modified.
Any applications will be considered by a three-person Review Panel, comprising independent Code of Conduct Commissioners, which must be satisfied that exceptional circumstances exist to justify modifying a sanction.
These circumstances and considerations will include whether the subject of the sanction has demonstrated genuine remorse; the subject’s conduct and behaviour since the imposition of the sanction; whether rehabilitation programs have been completed undertaken (if applicable) and the length of time that has passed since the sanction was imposed and whether sufficient time has passed to allow for reform or rehabilitation.
The code of conduct states this process: “Acknowledges that Players and Player Support Personnel are capable of genuine reform or rehabilitation and is intended to provide the Player or Player Support Personnel with an opportunity to resume their previously held positions or responsibilities in specific circumstances.”
The hearing of an application is not an appeal, or a review of the original sanction imposed.
The CA Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel can be found here.
About the Code of Conduct
CA’s Code of Conduct is an important part of our continuing efforts to maintain the integrity of cricket and provides for an independent and fair disciplinary procedure to deal with improper conduct.
CA regularly reviews its Integrity Codes and Policies to ensure that they align with community standards and expectations.
Anything that threatens the integrity of Australian Cricket should be reported either:
- directly to CA’s Integrity Unit at email@example.com or
- via the Core Integrity Hotline (which can be done anonymously) phone – 1300 FAIR GAME (1300 3247 4263) or email firstname.lastname@example.org