Appeal Commission: A panel of three persons appointed by BCCI to perform the functions assigned to the Appeal Commission under the Code of Conduct.
BCCI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India.
BCCI Chief Executive The person appointed by BCCI from time to time to act as Chief ExecutiveOfficer: Officer (or his/her designee).
Code of Conduct: This Code of Conduct as the same may be amended from time to time by BCCI.
Code of Conduct for Players and Team The IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials as amended from Officials: time to time by BCCI.
Commission: The IPL Code of Behaviour Committee established by BCCI to perform the functions of the Commission under the Code of Conduct.
Franchisee: An entity which owns and operates a Team.
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 Code of Conduct 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 in the League including for the avoidance of doubt the Play-Off Matches.
Match Official: Any Umpire or Match Referee officiating at a Match.
Operational Rules: The operational rules adopted by BCCI relating to the League, as amended by BCCI from time to time.
Play-Off Matches:The matches which take place at the end of the season to determine the winner, runner-up, third and fourth placed teams in the League.
Support Personnel: Any technical officials (for example, and without limitation, any official with responsibility for operating the communication equipment for Match Officials during a Match) or umpire coaches appointed (by the BCCI) to support the Match Officials in their appointments to any Match.
Team: Any team participating in the League from time to time.
Team Manager: The person appointed as manager of a Team for a Match.