|Dear Team Representative,
Thank you for attending the Kanto Cricket League(KCL)
AGM at the YCAC on January 26, 2003. This document contains the minutes
and major decisions taken by the AGM and the KCL Organising Committee,
which was elected at the AGM, subsequently.
-The number of teams in Division-I was expanded to 8.
- Approved the promotion of Fuji Far East and Adore to
-Approved the entry of three new teams into D-II (Lalazar
Sports, Edogawa United and Gunma Eleven Star).
-There will be a semi-final for D-I from season 2003.
-The two-group system in D-II will continue for this
season with 5 teams each in each group.
-An Umpiring Course will be conducted by the JCA as soon
as practical. All KCL teams are invited to send as many members as possible
to this seminar. All participating teams, regardless pf the number of representatives,
will gain one point for their attendance that will be counted towards the
KCL competition. Those teams that are not represented will have zero point.
Like last year, all games will be governed by one neutral
umpire from the opposite Division. The umpiring schedule will be announced
later. A team that fails to send an umpire to the scheduled match will
be penalized half of the game point. Points and Penalty System for more
-Umpires must report to the KCL Organising Committee
any on-field misbehaviour or abuses by the players.
KCL Organising Committee
A new seven-member Organising Committee was elected by
the AGM. The new members are:
1. Aamir Ali (Friends XI, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Biju Paul (Indian Engineers, E-mail: email@example.com
3. Hideharu Kojima (Wyverns, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Jarrad Shearer (Edogawa United, E-mail: email@example.com
5. Kamran Ali (YCAC, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Kei Imamura (Fuji Far East, E-mail: email@example.com
7. Robert-Gilles Martineau (Shizuoka Kytes, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Other decisions taken by the KCL Committee
-A team registration fee of ¥ 40,000 per team must
be paid to KCL. This will include the cost of the balls. This fee must
be paid to the KCL account by March 29th (see the bank account details
-Any team that was found guilty of playing a player without
a valid visa will lose all the points it earned from that match and will
also be banned for one subsequent game. If it is the winning team that
was found guilty, the loser shall be declared as the winner.
-There will be an inspection of visa status of players
on the day of the match. This inspection will be conducted at randomly
selected venues, which means that the matches or venues will not be disclosed
in advance. All captains are requested to make sure that his team members
understand this rule clearly and co-operate with the inspector. The Committee
has authorised Mumtaz Khan to do the inspection.
-A list of your team members must be registered with
the Statistician by March 15th. Any new members must be registered 48 hours
prior to the match he/she is scheduled to play.
-Both the winning and losing teams must submit the scorecard
to the Statistician (Robert).
-The scorecards must reach the Statistician within 2
days after the game was completed. Failure to execute this will attract
the penalty as mentioned in the Points and Penalty System elsewhere in
With the promotions of two teams from D-II to D-I, there
are eight teams in D-I this year. The matches in this division are played
on a round robin basis. Each team plays every other team and the top four
teams will qualify for the semi-finals. If there is a difficulty in determining
the top four as a result of more teams having same number of points, like
last year, the Net Run Rate will be used to determine the semi-finalists
and the match opponents.
The winner of D-I final will be declared as the KCL Champion.
With the admission of three new teams in D-II, the total
number of teams in this division has increased to ten. These teams have
been divided into two groups and each group will play on a round robin
basis. Each team in each group plays every other team in the same group
and the top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-final.
If there is a difficulty in determining the top two as a result of more
teams having same number of points, like last year, the Net Run Rate will
be used to determine the semi-finalists and the match opponents.
The winner of D-II final will be declared as the KCL D-II
Teams and Divisions
The following are the teams in D-I.
2. Friends XI
3. Fuji Far East
4. Indian Engineers
6. Shizuoka Kytes
7. Tokyo Giants
The following are the teams in D-II.
2. Tokyo Bay
3. British Embassy
1. Bangladesh Tigers
2. Gunma Eleven Star
3. Lalazar Sports
4. Pakistan Eaglets
Points and Penalty
Win – 4 points
Loss – 1 point
Washout or a tie – 2 points
Team walking over – 4 points
Team conceding a walkover – 0 points
Apart from the above, one bonus point will be awarded
to all clubs that are represented at the Umpiring Seminar.
The Committee has decided to strictly enforce the penalty
system from this year. Accordingly, appropriate points will be deducted
from the defaulting teams. The penalties include, but limited to, the following:
1. Unsatisfactory scorecards – 1 point.
2. Failure to send the scorecards to the Statistician
within the stipulated time – 1 point.
3. Teams that fail to provide an umpire on the designated
day, the defaulting team will lose 1 point.
Apart from the above, appropriate points – as deemed fit
by the Committee – will be deducted for bringing the game into disrepute
or any other incidents where a penalty is to be imposed.
New or changed One-day international rules
There have been changes to existing rules as well as new
ones have been introduced by the ICC. KCL recognises all ODI rules set
by the ICC unless otherwise mentioned. Some recent changes are:
-If a ball bounces more than twice or rolls along the
ground before it reaches the popping crease, No ball to be called and signaled.
-If a ball comes to rest in front of the line of the
striker's wicket No ball to be called and signaled followed by Dead ball.
Striker does not have right to hit the ball.
-One bouncer per over is allowed (same as last year.
Included for the benefit of new teams).
Like last year, a sports insurance has been made available
to all KCL teams. The details will be sent to you in due course.
Important dates and deadlines
-Team registration - March 15, 2003
-Participation fee - March 29, 2003 (see the account
-New player registration - 48 hours before the beginning
of the match
-Score card to be sent to the statistician - within 2
days after the game was completed
-Insurance premium for the team - before the first match
of the team.
KCL Account details
A/C Name : Kanto Cricket League Representative Imamura
A/C No. : 4288402 (Futsu)
Bank : Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bank, Shin Marunouchi Branch
Team registration and Scorecards
Team and new player registration and scorecards must be
sent to the statistician within the dates and times stipulated above.
Yours in Cricket,
Secretary, KCL Expat division.
Phone: 0424-70-2284 (home)