ACCESS TO THE PLAYERS' AND MATCH OFFICIALS' AREA ("PMOA")

2.1 At each IPL Match, the PMOA shall comprise of the following areas:

2.1.1 each of the dressing rooms (including any adjoining medical or other similar rooms) that are used by the teams participating in the relevant Match;

2.1.2 each of the dressing rooms (including any adjoining medical or other similar rooms) that are used by the Match Officials in the relevant Match;

2.1.3 each of the match viewing areas (whether internal or external, including any ‘dug-out’ area) used by the teams participating in the relevant Match;

2.1.4 the operational room(s) used by any Match Official (including third or other Umpires) during the course of the relevant Match;

2.1.5 the operational room(s) used by the Match Referee during the course of the relevant Match;

2.1.6 the dining area(s) used by the Players, Player Support Personnel and Match Officials during and after the relevant Match; and

2.1.7 all other areas that the ICC Regional Security Manager determines should be included, such determination to be entirely at his/her discretion.

2.2 In relation to each IPL Match taking place at its home ground, the relevant Franchisee with regard to Articles 2.2.1, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.2.10, 2.2.11, 2.2.12 and 2.2.13 or BCCI with regard to Articles 2.2.2, 2.2.5, 2.2.6, 2.2.7, 2.2.8 and 2.2.9 must:

2.2.1 ensure that there are no static / landline (or other) telephone communication devices within the PMOA on the day of the Match;

2.2.2 put in place an accreditation system that enables access to the PMOA to be strictly and easily controlled and monitored by the ICC Regional Security Manager and/or such other members of the security or stewarding team appointed for such purpose. Such accreditation system must include, at a minimum, the use of accreditation cards that bear a clear and easily identifiable photograph and the name of the individual to whom such card has been issued;

2.2.3 provide adequate security at each entrance to the PMOA at all times from the moment that the stadium has commenced its access control for the Match right through until all Players and Match Officials have left the stadium after the Match has been completed;

2.2.4 ensure that each of the members of the venue stewarding / security team allocated to be on duty pursuant to Article 2.2.3, above:
(a) has been security-vetted by the appropriate authorities and has sufficient skill and experience to control and, wherever necessary, prevent entry to the PMOA from time to time;

(b) is thoroughly briefed, in advance, by an appropriate representative of the Franchisee (and, where considered necessary, by the ICC Regional Security Manager) about what they are required to do to satisfactorily perform their duties in this regard;

(c) is provided with appropriate identification so as to make him/her instantly recognisable as a member of the security or stewarding team; and

(d) will ensure that the rules regarding the display of accreditation cards for the PMOA (as described in Article 3, below) are strictly adhered to at all times.

2.2.5 issue, reasonably in advance of the start of the IPL season, all accreditation cards permitting access to the PMOA to each of the relevant Players, and Player Support Personnel;

2.2.6 issue, reasonably in advance of the IPL season, all accreditation cards permitting access to the PMOA to each of the relevant Match Officials;

2.2.7 maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date list of all individuals to whom such cards have been issued and provide a copy of such list to the ICC Regional Security Manager at his/her request;

2.2.8 refer any additional requests for accreditation cards with access to the PMOA from time to time to the ICC Regional Security Manager for his/her consideration and approval;

2.2.9 provide a fixed photograph board at each entrance to the PMOA that bears a duplicate photograph of each person to whom accreditation cards for access to the PMOA have been issued pursuant to Articles 2.2.5 and 2.2.6, above, and a copy of the type of accreditation card(s) that allows entry to the PMOA;

2.2.10 install CCTV covering all access points to each of the team dressing rooms and shall ensure that such footage is copied at the end of the Match to a hard-drive or any other device provided by the ICC’s Regional Security Manager;

GUIDANCE NOTE: It is not a requirement of these Minimum Standards, but as a matter of ‘best practice’, the ICC’s ACSU recommends that, unless otherwise agreed by the ICC Regional Security Manager, each of the team dressing rooms should only have one entry/exit point.

2.2.11 ensure that there are no fixed or temporary video cameras or other recording equipment set up within any dressing room (including any adjoining medical or other similar rooms) used by the teams or Match Officials for the purposes of broadcasting video or audio footage from the moment that the stadium has commenced its access control for the Match right through until the Match has been completed (i.e. the last ball has been bowled);


2.2.12 provide a safe and secure locker (or other similar storage facility), into which all Players and Player Support Personnel (subject to the limited exceptions set out herein) must deposit any Mobile Device prior to entering the PMOA; and

2.2.13 provide a safe and secure locker (or other similar storage facility), into which all temporary visitors (including BCCI and Franchisee staff) to the PMOA must deposit any Mobile Device prior to entering the PMOA, together with a logbook facility that allows such storage to be accurately recorded and monitored.

2.3 In relation to each IPL Match, the Match Referee must:

2.3.1 check whether there are any static/landline (or other) telephone communication devices within the operational room(s) used by any Match Official on the day of the Match and, where any exist, immediately report the same to the ICC Regional Security Manager;

2.3.2 check whether there are any fixed or temporary video cameras set up within the operational room(s) used by any Match Official on the day of the Match and, where any exist, immediately the report the same to the ICC Regional Security Manager;

2.3.3 ensure that the rules regarding the display of accreditation cards for the PMOA (as described in Article 3 below) are strictly adhered to by the Match Officials at all times; and

2.3.4 implement a protocol pursuant to which all Mobile Devices must be (a) collected from the Umpires (including third or other Umpires) prior to their entry to the venue on the day of the Match, and (b) safely and securely stored during the Match until such time as those Mobile Devices can be returned in accordance with these Minimum Standards.

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