NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE

Level 1 Offences, Level 2 Offences and Minimum Over Rate Offences:

4.1 Where a Match Referee receives a Report lodged under Articles 3.2.1.1, 3.2.1.2, 3.2.2.1 or where the matter relates to an alleged Minimum Over Rate Offence which is reported to the Match Referee under the procedure in Appendix 2, he/she must promptly provide a copy of the Report, together with a summary of any other relevant details of the matter (such documents comprising the “Notice of Charge”), to the following individuals:

4.1.1 the Player or Team Official named in the Report, or, where appropriate in the case of an offence under either Article 2.2.9 (changing the condition of the ball), 2.2.10 (manipulating a Match), or 2.5 (failure to meet the Minimum Over Rate), the relevant Team Captain;

4.1.2 the Team Manager of the relevant Player or Team Official named in the Report;

4.1.3 the BCCI Honorary Secretary.

4.2 The Notice of Charge referred to in Article 4.1 shall specify that the Player or Team Official shall have the following three options:

4.2.1 he/she may admit the offence charged and accede to the proposed sanction specified in the Notice of Charge (which sanction shall be strictly at the Match Referee’s discretion, but at all times within the appropriate range for the level of offence). In such circumstances, and provided that such admission has been received by the Match Referee prior to the commencement of the hearing at the time/place specified in the Notice of Charge, the hearing before the Match Referee shall not be required and no further action shall be taken (and he/she will be taken to have waived his/her right to bring any appeal under the Code of Conduct and/or to bring any proceedings of any kind in any other court or similar forum), save that BCCI shall promptly issue a public statement confirming: (a) the commission of an offence under the Code of Conduct; and (b) the imposition of the applicable sanction specified in the Notice of Charge; or

4.2.2 he/she may admit the offence charged but dispute the proposed sanction specified in the Notice of Charge, in which case the matter shall proceed to a hearing in accordance with Article 5.1.1; or

4.2.3 he/she may deny the offence charged, in which case the matter shall proceed to a hearing in accordance with Article 5.1.1.
Level 3 Offences and Level 4 Offences:

4.3 Where the IPL Chief Operating Officer receives a Report lodged under Articles 3.2.1.3, 3.2.2.2 or 3.2.3, he/she must promptly conduct a review to determine whether the Player or Team Official named in the Report has a case to answer.

4.4 If the initial review of the Report reveals that there is no case to answer, then BCCI shall notify the person who filed the Report of that fact, and the matter shall not proceed any further.

4.5 If the initial review of the Report reveals that there is a case to answer, then BCCI shall promptly provide a copy of the Report, together with a summary of any other relevant details of the matter (such documents comprising the “Notice of Charge”) to the following individuals:

4.5.1 the Player or Team Official named in the Report; and

4.5.2 the Team Manager of the relevant Player or Team Official named in the Report.

4.6 The Notice of Charge referred to in Article 4.5 shall specify that the Player or Team Official shall have the following options:

4.6.1 he/she may admit the offence charged and accede to the proposed sanction specified in the Notice of Charge (which sanction shall be strictly at BCCI’s discretion, but at all times within the appropriate range for the level of offence). In such circumstances, and provided that such admission has been received by the IPL Chief Operating Officer prior to the commencement of the hearing at the time/place specified in the Notice of Charge, the hearing before the Commissioner shall not be required and no further action shall be taken (and he/she will be taken to have waived his/her right to bring any appeal under the Code of Conduct and/or to bring any proceedings of any kind in any other court or similar forum), save that BCCI shall promptly issue a public statement confirming: (a) the commission of an offence under the Code of Conduct; and (b) the imposition of the applicable sanction specified in the Notice of Charge; or

4.6.2 he/she may admit the offence charged but dispute the proposed sanction specified in the Notice of Charge, in which case the matter shall proceed to a hearing in accordance with Article 5.1.2; or

4.6.3 he/she may deny the offence charged, in which case the matter shall proceed to a hearing in accordance with Article 5.1.2.

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