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Kanto cricket league 2004 AGN Announcement
Kanto Cricket League 2005 Annual General Meeting
Meeting called by: KCL Organising Committee
Attendees: KCL Club representatives and interested parties.
Note: Please refer to the attached KCL2004AGMNotes.doc document for a brief explanation on the starred (*) items.
11:00 Meeting Chairman’s Greeting – Anton McCloy
11:05 2004 KCL Competition Report – Biju Paul
11:20 2004 Financial Report – Kei Imamura
11:30 Umpire Improvement Program – Anton McCloy *
11:40 General Agenda
1. Lateness (Shizuoka/Wombats)*
2:00 JCA Membership Explanation – David Davies
2:30 KCL Committee Elections
2:55 Meeting Wrap-Up
KCL 2004 AGM Agenda - Notes
The KCL committee and AGM Chairman urge you to print out and look through these notes carefully before the meeting to improve your understanding of the issues that will be raised during the meeting and to help the meeting keep time. Thank you.
11:30 Umpire Improvement Program
Anton McCloy will make a short presentation introducing the Japan Cricket Umpires Improvement Program. This is a program aimed at improving the standard of umpiring in all cricket competitions in Japan. It involves voluntary participants evaluating their own umpiring performances as well as captains submitting umpire evaluations when they are asked to. What is needed from the AGM is broad approval to oblige the captains to send these umpire evaluations when they are asked to.
11:40 General Agenda 1. Lateness (Shiz/Wombats)
During recent seasons there have been several instances when one team’s lateness caused a game start time to be delayed. Current KCL regulations say that the team at fault is to forfeit 1 over (batting innings - of course) for every 3 minutes the game is delayed. Up to now, no umpire has been willing to dock teams’ overs as the KCL regulations require them to. This has been for the sake of good relations and trying to keep the game played in the best spirit. It has lead to shortened lunches and late/dark finishes and some ill feeling.
The submission is that this regulation is to be changed to 1 over lost for every 5 minutes delay. The submission is also that the umpires are obliged to penalize a team that is entirely responsible for the game starting late.
General Agenda 3. Transfer Rulings (Giants)
Below are the current KCL Transfer and Registration regulations
Player Transfer Rules
New Player Registration
3. In case the above clause results in any kind of contradiction
with the Player Transfer rules, the above clause stands.
1. He shall play for the new club at any stage of the tournament provided he has not played or included in a playing eleven for his previous club.
2. If he has played one or more matches or had been included
in a playing eleven at least once for his previous club, he must
have played at least 50% of the matches(rounded to the lowest possible
whole number) for his new club.
General Agenda 4. Mower Finance (Shizuoka)
General Agenda 5. KCL Website
General Agenda 7. Committee Structure – Umpire Appointments
The KCL Committee should comprise two Sub Committees and 1 Chairman:
1- A Working Committee composed of 4 Members. History has amply shown us that such a number is the maximum of willing and able volunteers we can possibly get. The emphasis is not on their respective roles but on their wish to work. The 4 elected Members can then decide how to allocate the tasks and inform the KCL Clubs later as soon as they have worked it out.
2- A Disciplinary Committee composed of 3 elected Members who will handle complaints, disputes and discipline reports by Umpires.
3- The KCL Committee Chairman whose role would be that
of a Coordinator and Enforcer, if needs, be to secure a quick and final
decision concerning the running of the competition or confirming a disciplinary
action. He will not have a veto right, although he will be the final authority
if the Disciplinary Committee cannot agree on a decision.