ARTICLE 7 - BREACHES OF THE MINIMUM STANDARD

7.1 Where any Franchisee is alleged to have breached any of Articles 2.2.1 – 2.2.13 (inclusive), then such alleged breach will be reported by the ICC Regional Security Manager to the ACSU General Manager and the Director ACU. Thereafter, the Director ACU shall correspond with the Franchisee in an attempt to ascertain the explanation behind any alleged breach and to seek the implementation of any corrective measures that he/she considers appropriate. In addition, the Director ACU will provide, on a weekly basis, a report on such matters to the IPL Chief Operating Officer. 

7.2 Where any Match Referee is alleged to have breached any of Articles 2.3.1 – 2.3.4 (inclusive), then such alleged breach will be reported by the ICC Regional Security Manager to the ACSU General Manager and the Director ACU. Thereafter, the Director ACU shall correspond with the Match Referee in an attempt to ascertain the explanation behind any alleged breach and to seek the implementation of any corrective measures that he/she considers appropriate. In addition, the Director ACU will provide, on a weekly basis, a report on such matters to the IPL Chief Operating Officer.

7.3 Where any Player, Player Support Personnel or Match Official is alleged to have breached Article 3.2, then such alleged breach will be reported by the ICC Regional Security Manager to the ACSU General Manager and the Director ACU. Thereafter, the Director ACU shall correspond with the Player, Player Support Personnel or Match Official (copying in the relevant Franchisee to which the Player, Player Support Personnel is affiliated) in an attempt to ascertain the explanation behind any alleged breach and to seek the implementation of any corrective measures that he/she considers appropriate. In addition, the Director ACU will provide, on a weekly basis, a report on such matters to the IPL Chief Operating Officer.

7.4 Where any Player, Player Support Personnel or Match Official is alleged to have breached either of Articles 4.1, 5.1 or 6.2, then any such alleged breach will be reported by the ICC Regional Security Manager to the ACSU General Manager and the Director ACU. Thereafter:

7.4.1 the Director ACU will write to the Player, Player Support Personnel or Match Official (copying the letter to the relevant Franchisee to which the Player, Player Support Personnel is affiliated) seeking an explanation for the alleged breach, such explanation to be provided within a period of forty eight hours;

7.4.2 upon receipt of any such explanation (or after the expiry of forty eight hours, whichever is the earliest) the Director ACU shall determine whether the Player, Player Support Personnel or Match Official is in breach of the relevant Article(s). Where the Director ACU determines that there has been a breach of either Article 4.1, 5.1 or 6.2:

(a) in the case of a first breach, the Player, Player Support Personnel or Match Official will receive a fine of INR 1,00,000 imposed against him by the Director ACU;

(b) in the case of a second breach (irrespective of whether the second breach is of the same Article as that previously breached, the Player, Player Support Personnel or Match Official will have a fine of INR 3,00,000 imposed against him by the Director ACU; and

(c) in the case of a third, or any subsequent, breach (irrespective of whether the third, or any subsequent, breach is of the same Article as those previously breached), the Player, Player Support Personnel or Match Official will be banned for up to 3 IPL Matches and have a fine of INR 5,00,000 imposed against him by the Director ACU.

7.4.3 Any decision made by the Director ACU in relation to any of the above, shall be the full, final and complete disposition of the matter, immediately binding and non-appealable.

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