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 Anti-Racism Code.

BCCI. The Board of Control for Cricket in India.

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

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

Code of Conduct. The IPL’s Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials, as amended from time to time.

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

Commissioner. The person appointed by BCCI from the Commission, to perform the functions assigned to the Commissioner under the Anti-Racism Code.

Conciliator. An expert, trained in mediation and, where possible, with specialist expertise in the area of race relations (or such other expertise as may be relevant to the nature of any alleged offence), who is appointed by the BCCI to perform the functions assigned to the Conciliator under the Anti-Racism Code.

Effective Date. As defined in Article 10.4.

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.

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 which the Player is required to attend by his country’s national cricket board which occurs shortly before and by way of preparation for any such officially recognised international cricket match or any such tour or 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 Code of Conduct for Umpires. IPL’s 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 Anti-Racism Code as the VIVO 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 for the avoidance of doubt the Play-Offs.

Match Referee. The person appointed by BCCI (or any other relevant party) as the official match referee for a designated 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 this Anti-Racism Code by any official ‘Match Manager’ who may be appointed to officiate at such Match.

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 4.4.

Player. Any cricketer who is selected to represent a Franchisee 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 Season to determine the winner, runner-up and third and fourth placed team in the League.

Report. As defined in Article 3.1.

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

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

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

Team Captain or Vice Captain. The official captain or vice-captain of any Team participating in a Match.

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

Team Official. 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 a third or other umpires) appointed to officiate in a Match.