An allegation of a breach of the Code of Conduct by a Participant made against another Participant which arises from an incident during the course of a match or on the field of play should be reported by a team’s captain to the umpire(s). (3.4.1)
Unless resolved by the umpire the Umpire Report Process should apply
An allegation of a breach of the Code of Conduct by a Participant made against another Participant which does not arise from an incident during the course of a match or on the field of play. (3.4.2)
(Report must be received by League Secretary within 72 hours of the incident giving rise to the allegation)
The League Secretary will immediately pass any such report directly to the DC.
Subject to any direction from the DC, a written report should be produced, which should allow the DC to understand;
a) The background to the alleged incident,
b) Why a breach of the Code of Conduct is alleged
c) The level of breach alleged.
Where possible, notifications and reports should be submitted to the League Secretary by a club secretary (or in such other manner as may be directed by the DC).
The DC shall have an overriding discretion to accept or decline reports submitted under paragraph 3.4.2. Save for exceptional circumstances, such reports shall not be accepted relating to any alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct which have been, or could have been, reported by an umpire pursuant to paragraph 3.3.6 (the DC may contact an umpire for his observations/views on allegations/the content of any report) or where there has been undue delay in making a notification or report.
Any complaints submitted under paragraph 3.4.2 must be made in good faith. The submission of a report which is trivial, vexatious, made for tactical reasons or otherwise improper may itself be treated as a breach of the Code of Conduct under paragraph 2.1.10.