In this Policy the following words and phrases have the following meanings:

BCCI. The Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Cleared is the outcome, following an Official Assessment, when the Official Assessment Report states that the Player’s Bowling Action no longer contravenes Law 24.2 (as read with Law 24.3) of the Laws of Cricket.

Committee. The BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee.

Home Board. A national or regional entity which is a member of the ICC 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).

Franchisee. An entity which owns and operates a Team.

Illegal Bowling Action. A bowling action which contravenes Law 24.2 (as read with Law 24.3) of the Laws of Cricket.

Initial List. As defined in clause 1.5.

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

League. The Twenty20 cricket league (known at the date of adoption of this policy 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).

Match. Any cricket match (including any part or aspect thereof) in the League including the Playoff Matches.

Match Officials means the group comprising the Match Referee and the four Umpires for the relevant Match.

Match Referee. The person appointed by the BCCI as the official match referee for a Match.

Official Assessment is the assessment undertaken by the Committee to determine the legitimacy of a Player’s Bowling Action under clause 4 and the report published by the Committee following such Official Assessment shall be the Official Assessment Report.

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

Playoff Match. The four Matches which take place at the end of the Season to determine the winner, runner-up, third placed and fourth placed team of the League for the Season.

Policy. This IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action Policy.

Report. As defined in clause 2.1.

Season. In each year, the period of time during which the League shall take place.

Team. Any team participating in the League from time to time.

Umpire(s). The umpire(s) appointed by the BCCI for the relevant Match.

Warning List. As defined in clause 3.1

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