UMPIRE CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
In addition to the General Code of Behaviour set out in this By-law, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by a Community Cricket Peak Body, a Region or an Affiliated Club and Association and in your role as an umpire appointed by a Community Cricket Peak Body, a Region or an Affiliated Club and Association:
- Compliment and encourage all
- Be consistent, objective and courteous
when making decisions.
- Condemn unsporting behaviour and
promote respect for all opponents.
spirit of the game rather than the errors.
- Be a good sport yourself- actions
speak louder than words.
- Keep up to date with the latest
available resources for umpiring and the principles of growth and development
of young people.
- Remember, you set an example. Your
behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.
- Place the safety and welfare of
participants above all else.
- Treat all players with respect at all times.
- Accept responsibility for all actions
taken. Exercise reasonable care to
prevent injury by ensuring players play within the rules. Reasonable care consists of advising the
players of illegal body movements, showing due diligence in detecting
infringements and penalising rule breakers.
- Umpires must be impartial and maintain
integrity in their relationship with other umpires, players and coaches.
- Avoid situations which may lead to a
conflict of interest.
- Value the individual in sport. Ensure the players have the opportunity for
discussion with you after the match.
- Encourage inclusivity and access to
all areas of officiating. Aim for
excellence based upon realistic goals and due consideration for growth and
- Be a positive role model in behaviour
and personal appearance by maintaining the highest standards of personal
conduct and projecting a favourable image of Cricket and umpiring at all times.
- Refrain from any form of personal
abuse towards players. This includes
verbal, physical and emotional abuse. Be
alert to any forms of abuse directed towards the players from other sources
while they are playing. (Abide by
Community Cricket Member Protection By-law).
- Refrain from any form of harassment
towards players. Treat all players
fairly within the context of their sporting activities, regardless of gender,
race, place of origin, athletic potential, colour, sexual orientation,
religion, political beliefs, socio-economic status, and other conditions.
(Abide by Community Cricket Member Protection By-law).
- Show concern and caution towards ill
and injured players. You should enforce
the blood rule and apply procedures regarding ill or injured players according
to the rule book. Common sense must be
applied in all cases.
- In accordance with Cricket Australia
and Cricket Victoria guidelines, modify rules and regulations to match the
skill levels and needs of young people.
- Encourage and promote rule changes
which will make participation
- Give all young people a ‘fair go’
regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
- Institute disciplinary procedures when
necessary without fear or favour in accordance with the rules of the
competition and the Spirit of Cricket.
- Participate in ongoing training, be
aware of rule changes, be a member of an Umpires Association wherever possible
and promote the Spirit of Cricket.