ARTICLE 1 SCOPE AND APPLICATION
1.1 By their participation (in the case of a Player) or assistance in a Player’s participation or other involvement (in the case of a Team Official) in a Match or IPL Event, such Players or Team Officials shall be deemed to have agreed:
1.1.1 that they are automatically bound by and required to comply with all of the provisions of the Code of Conduct;
1.1.2 that it is their personal responsibility to familiarise themselves with all of the requirements of the Code of Conduct, including what conduct constitutes an offence under the Code of Conduct;
1.1.3 to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Match Referee, Commissioner or Appeal Commission convened under the Code for Conduct to hear and determine charges brought pursuant to the Code of Conduct (and any appeals in relation thereto); and
1.1.4 not to bring any proceedings in any court or other forum that are inconsistent with the foregoing submission to the jurisdiction of the Match Referee, Commissioner or Appeal Commission.
1.2 All Players and Team Officials shall continue to be bound by and required to comply with the Code of Conduct until three (3) months after the termination of his or her contract or other arrangement with a Franchisee and BCCI shall continue to have jurisdiction over him/her under the Code of Conduct thereafter in respect of matters relating to the League taking place prior to that point.
1.3 It is acknowledged that certain Players and Team Officials may also be subject to other rules of the relevant Franchisee, the ICC and/or National Cricket Federations that govern discipline and/or conduct, and that the same conduct of such Players and/or Team Officials may implicate not only the Code of Conduct but also such other rules that may apply. For the avoidance of any doubt, Players and Team Officials acknowledge and agree that: (a) the Code of Conduct is not intended to limit the responsibilities of any Player or Team Official under such other rules; and (b) nothing in such other rules shall be capable of removing, superseding or amending in any way the jurisdiction of the Match Referee, Commissioner or Appeal Commission to determine matters properly arising pursuant to the Code of Conduct.
1.4 For the avoidance of any doubt, all Umpires officiating in any Matches are automatically bound by and required to comply with all of the provisions of the IPL Code of Conduct for Umpires.