Appeal Commission. A panel of three persons appointed by BCCI from the members of the Commission to perform the functions assigned to the Appeal Commission under the Code of Conduct.

BCCI. The Board of Control for Cricket in India.

BCCI Honorary Secretary. The person appointed by BCCI from time to time to act as the BCCI Honorary Secretary (or his/her designee).

Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct promulgated by BCCI on the Effective Date.

Commission. The IPL Code of Behaviour Committee established, amongst other things, to provide enquiries, investigations and rulings in relation to matters brought to its attention pursuant to the Code of Conduct.

Commissioner. The person appointed by BCCI from the Commission, to perform the functions assigned to the Commissioner under the Code of Conduct.

Effective Date. As defined in Article 10.3.

Franchisee. An entity which owns and operates a Team and which has entered into a Franchise Agreement with BCCI.
Franchise Agreement. An agreement between BCCI and a third party (a Franchisee) under which such Franchisee has agreed to field a Team in the League.

ICC. The International Cricket Council or its designee.

International Duty. The participation by the Player in (i) any officially recognised International Test Match, One Day International or International Twenty20 match involving the senior national men’s cricket team representing the Player’s home country; or (ii) any tour or ICC Tournament involving such cricket team which includes such international matches; or (iii) any short training camp (not to exceed 7 days in length) which the Player is required to attend by his country’s National Cricket Federation which occurs shortly before and by way of preparation for any such officially recognised international cricket match or any such tour or such ICC Tournament or (iv) any other matches or commitments for the Player’s home domestic cricket team in or with which the Player is obliged to comply under the terms of the No Objection Certificate granted to the Player in relation to the relevant Season.

IPL Central Accreditation. The accreditation provided by BCCI to persons by which such persons become entitled inter alia to access to all Match venues of the IPL.

IPL Chief Operating Officer. The person appointed by BCCI from time to time to act as the IPL Chief Operating Officer (or his/her designee).

IPL Clothing Regulations. The IPL Clothing Regulations in force from time to time.

IPL Code of Conduct for Umpires. The IPL Code of Conduct for Umpires, in force from time to time.

IPL Event. Any event or function taking place in relation to the League which is designated by BCCI as an official event or function including, without limitation, any opening ceremonies, concerts, closing ceremonies, opening dinners, closing dinners, press conferences, interviews, press launches, receptions, award dinners or ceremonies, promotional events and development clinics.

League. The Twenty20 cricket league (known at the date of adoption of this Code of Conduct as the Pepsi Indian Premier League) which has been established by BCCI and which shall take place in March/April/May of each year (or such other time as may be determined by BCCI).

Level 1 Offence. Any of the offences described in Articles 2.1.1 – 2.1.8.

Level 2 Offence. Any of the offences described in Articles 2.2.1 – 2.2.11.

Level 3 Offence. Any of the offences described in Articles 2.3.1 – 2.3.3.

Level 4 Offence. Any of the offences described in Articles 2.4.1 – 2.4.4.

Match. Any cricket match (including any part or aspect thereof) in the League including for the avoidance of doubt the Play-Offs.

Match Fee. In relation to a Player or Team Official shall mean the League Fee (in relation to Players and as defined in the Player Contract) or salary/other remuneration (in relation to Team Officials) payable to him/her in respect of the relevant Season/year (as appropriate) divided by the total number of Matches scheduled to be played by the relevant Team in such Season (excluding the Play-Off Matches).

Match Playing Conditions. The IPL Match Playing Conditions as the same may be amended from time to time (it being acknowledged that BCCI reserves the right to amend such Match Playing Conditions).

Match Referee. The independent person appointed by BCCI (or any other relevant party) as the official match referee for a Match, whether such Match Referee carries out his/her functions remotely or otherwise. Where a Match Referee is not physically present at a particular Match, he/she may be assisted in the administrative performance of his/her duties under the Code of Conduct by any official ‘Match Manager’ who may be appointed to officiate at such Match.

Minimum Over Rate. As defined in Appendix 2 of the Code of Conduct.

Minimum Over Rate Offence. Any of the offences described in Article 2.5.

National Cricket Federation. A national or regional entity which is a member of or is recognised by the ICC as the entity governing the sport of cricket in a country (or collective group of countries associated for cricket purposes).

Notice of Charge. As defined in Article 4.1 and/or Article 4.5.

Operational Rules. The document adopted by BCCI as the rules pursuant to which the League shall be administered, as amended by BCCI from time to time.

Player. Any cricketer who is selected to represent a Franchisee’s Team in any Match or who forms part of such Franchisee’s squad of players.

Play-Off Match. The matches which take place at the end of the regular Season to determine the winner, runner-up, third and fourth placed team in the League.

Player Contract. Shall mean the IPL player contract signed by the Player in relation to the relevant Season.

Regulations. Shall have the meaning ascribed to that term in the Operational Rules.

Report. As defined in Article 3.1.

Season. The period during each year during which the League shall take place including the Play-Off Matches.

Suspension Date. The date on which a decision is made to suspend a Player or Team Official under the Code of Conduct.

Team. Any team participating in the League from time to time which shall include those persons named as substitute fielders.

Team Captain or Vice Captain. The captain or vice captain of any Team participating in a Match as designated on the official team sheet for the Match.

Team Manager. The official manager of any Team participating in a Match.

Team Official means any person who (a) has been provided an IPL Central Accreditation on behalf of a Team or Franchisee and (b) is a director, secretary, officer, management staff, employee, coach, physio (or other medical personnel) or duly authorised (express or implied) agent of a Team or Franchisee or a consultant to or other person serving in any official capacity for a Team or Franchisee.

Umpire. Any umpire (including any third or other umpires) appointed to officiate in a Match.