Thursday 27 August 2015

Code of Conduct for Cricket Umpires

  • Carry a responsibility to act in a manner becoming of a professional person. The conduct of the umpire influences the public attitude towards the sport and the umpire.
  • Shall accept responsibility for all actions taken.
  • Bear a responsibility for promoting a positive public image of the sport.
  • Shall prepare themselves both physically and mentally; shall dress neatly and appropriately before, during and after an event and shall conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of the profession.
  • Will respect the basic tenets of history, integrity, neutrality, respect, sensitivity, professionalism, discretion and tactfulness.
  • Shall be impartial and fair in all deliberations.
  • Shall uphold the traditions, etiquette and dignity of cricket.
  •  Shall master the Laws of Cricket and the mechanics to enforce the Laws in an impartial, firm and controlled manner.
  •  Shall display and execute superior communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal.
  • Must avoid conflicts of interest both real and perceived.
  • Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players.
  • Shall be punctual and professional in the fulfilment of their duties.
  • Must not make false or misleading statements in regard to any matter arising from their officiating.
  • Place the welfare of the individual player above all other consideration.
  • Maintain confidence and control at all times when in the role of the umpire.
  • Devote time, thought and study to improving his understanding of the Laws, Playing Conditions and craft to provide an effective and creditable performance in a fair and unbiased manner.
  • Work with fellow umpires in a spirit of harmony and cooperation for the betterment of cricket.
  • Under all circumstance avoid promoting the special interest of any person or group other than the sport we serve.
  • Always act in a dignified manner in all personal conduct with players, coaches, club officials, and the public whist acting as the official.
  • Be prepared both physically and mentally, dress according to expectations and maintain a proper appearance befitting the importance of the event.
  • Not make public comment or statement to news media that is critical of any stakeholder in the sport.
  • Not smoke in the vicinity of the playing area and not present in public in an intoxicated state.

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