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2005 Kanto Cricket league Minutes
Kanto Cricket League Annual General meeting Minutes (Biju Paul and the KCL Committee):
Date: February 5, 2005
Dear Team Representative,
Thank you for attending the Kanto Cricket League(KCL) AGM at the YC&AC on January 30, 2005. This document contains the minutes of the 2004 KCL AGM and the decisions taken by the KCL Organising Committee, which was subsequently elected at the AGM.
I would like to thank the YC&AC for making their room
available the whole day for the meeting.
? The clubs that were represented are:
- Lalazar Sports and YC&AC, who participated in the KCL 2004, were unrepresented at the AGM.
- Of the 16 participants listed above, Dragons C.C, Paddy Foley and CC of Nagoya did not have any voting rights in this AGM as they were not part of the KCL 2004.
- Total number of votes cast below may vary depending upon the availability of eligible voters at the time of voting.
- Mumtaz Khan of Tokyo Giants presented the need for a
new Flicx pitch for the new ground in Saitama. The new ground will be available
for cricket on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.
Chair: Mr. Anton McCloy
1. Biju Paul, the Secretary of the outgoing Committee read a report of the previous season and congratulated the captains and teams for their good behaviour and co-operation on and off the field.
2. In the absence of Kei Imamura, the treasurer of the outgoing Committee, Robert-Gilles Martineau presented the financial report for the season 2004, which in brief is as listed below:
Income from team registration JPY 640,000
Balance in 2004 JPY 137,815
Total balance at the
3. Anton McCloy presented his Umpire feedback program,
titled Japan Cricket Umpire Improvement Program. Anton sought the approval
of the AGM obliging the captains to send the feedback postcard back to
Note: There is no penalty for non-compliance of this requirement. This requirement is only to help the interested umpires improve their performance by giving them feedback on their performance, which, in turn, is provided by the captains.
4. Adjustment for lost time Umpires are required to adjust the lost time or penalize the offending team as per the following criteria:
- One over must be deducted from the total number of overs
for every 5 minutes lost.
Vote: Yes 9, No 2
5. Edogawa ground A compromise solution has been put to vote for the use of the Edogawa ground for KCL matches.
- Edogawa ground will continue to be considered a non-official
Vote: Yes 11, No 1
6. Player transfer rules Only one transfer is allowed
for a player during the season. Any request for transfer must be submitted
to the Committee on or before June 30. No transfers shall be allowed after
7. New player registration Any new player
registration for a team must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the
last game of that team in the round robin section of the competition.
Players not registered prior to the last round robin game of that team
will NOT be permitted to play in the knockout stages.
Note: This means that no new registrations will be accepted after a team finished its league matches.
8. New grass mower for the Shizuoka Kytes The
Kytes will be financed up to JPY 100,000 for the purchase of a new grass
9. New website for KCL The KCL Committee to explore
the possibilities of setting up a new KCL website.
10. Walkover The KCL Committee to decide penalties
for conceding walkovers.
11. New Committee Structure - The present seven-member
Committee to be replaced by a four-member Working Committee and a three-member
Disciplinary Committee governed by a Chairman.
12. Umpire appointments Scheduler to do umpire
13. Future AGM Agenda proposals In future, any
proposal for an item to be included on the AGM Agenda must have a club
that seconds it.
14. JCA Membership issues The KCL clubs required
to pay an increased registration fess from 2005 season, a portion of which
will be paid to the JCA in returns for voting rights for the KCL clubs
in JCA's AGM. This increased fee is subject to a ceiling of 48,000 Yen.
15. A new Committee was elected with the following
individual as members:
Biju Paul (Indian Engineers, E-mail: email@example.com)
*** End of AGM Minutes ***
Other Decisions Taken by the KCL Committee
- KCL Registration Fees: 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 25 (see the bank account details below).
- JCA Membership for the KCL Clubs: The Committee is currently consulting the JCA for ways to gain JCA membership for the KCL clubs in such a way that the clubs are not financially overburdened. All the clubs will be informed separately of the developments.
- Defaulting teams: Some teams have been found not to have paid their KCL fees for the 2004 season. If the accumulated fees(of both 2004 and 2005 season) are not paid within the date specified below, their application will be rejected summarily. Please see the Defaulting Teams list below.
- Visa rule: Any team that was found guilty of playing a player without a valid visa as long as the visa restriction is in place by the JCA will lose all the points it earned from that match and the captain will also be banned for one subsequent game. The player in question will be dealt with separately by the Committee.
- Team registration date: All clubs intending to take part in the KCL must register themselves with the Scheduler by February 28. After this date, any new members must be registered 48 hours prior to the match s/he is scheduled to play.
- New Club registration and admission into KCL: Any new team applying to enter the KCL competition shall be required to present a full team consisting of 11 registered players at two (2) friendly games involving other existing or newly applying KCL teams prior to the commencement of the playing season. Please see Notes below for details.
- Proof of commitment: Any existing team whom in the previous calendar year forfeited more than one (1) game may be required (at the discretion of the KCL committee) to present a full team consisting of 11 registered players at one (1) friendly game involving other KCL teams prior to the commencement of the playing season. Please see Notes below for details.
- Penalties for Walk Over: Any team which within a period of two consecutive KCL cricket seasons does forfeit three (3) or more games in total shall not be allowed to enter a team in the KCL for the subsequent season. This ruling shall apply effective from the 2004 season forward, whereby any team forfeiting three (3) or more games in the 2004 and 2005 seasons collectively shall not be permitted to enter in the 2006 KCL season. The Committee reserves the right to reject the application of any new team if the Committee determines that the team is trying to circumvent the system by changing its name to avoid any penalties. Please see Notes below for details.
- Scorecard submission: The captain of the winning team must submit the scorecard to the Statistician (Robert). The scorecards must reach the Statistician within 48 hours of completion of the game, duly signed by both the captains and the neutral umpire. Failure to execute this will attract the penalty as mentioned in the Points and Penalty System elsewhere in this document.
These rulings are in place in order to avoid repetition of incidents like in 2004 season, where teams forfeited games for want of players or other unconvincing reasons. Any forfeiture puts the opposing teams in an uncomfortable position as well as the scheduled ground being unused, which would be a waste of the limited resources KCL has.
For the aforementioned friendly matches, the venue and
will be decided at the discretion of the KCL Committee. Where a new team
is unable to field a full team at either of the preliminary friendly games
they shall be asked to defer their application to join the KCL until the
As per the competition rules, the Tokyo Wombats and Lalazar,
the top two teams of D-II in 2004, are promoted to D-I.
Number of teams: 8
The matches in this division are played on a round robin
basis. Each team play every other team and the top four teams with the
highest number of points will qualify for the semi-finals.
Number of teams: 12 (Provisional)
The matches in this division are played on a round robin basis. Each team play every other team and the top four teams with the highest number of points will qualify for the semi-finals. The exact number of teams and division into groups will be decided by the Committee before the start of the season.
The winner of D-II final will be declared as the KCL D-II Champion.
If two or more teams end up with same number of points,
the following rule, in that order, will apply to determine the qualifying
Explanation: If, for example, there is more than one team
vying for a slot in the top four, then the Net Run Rate will be looked
at to determine the qualifying team. If the NRR is the same, then the team
with most number of wins during the league will qualify. If the number
of wins is the same, then the team that has the most number of wins over
the other contending team(s) will qualify.
Teams and Divisions
The following are the teams in D-I.
1 British Embassy
The following are the teams in D-II (Provisional).
Points and Penalties
Win 4 points
Appropriate points will be deducted from the defaulting/guilty teams. The penalties include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Unsatisfactory scorecards 1 point each from
both the teams.
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.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Team registration - February 28, 2005
KCL Account Details
A/C Name : Kanto Cricket League Representative Imamura
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,