Bradford is a popular metropolitan city of Western Yorkshire in Northern England. The city is located at the foothill of Pennines mountain range. The city which is known for its pleasant weather and immaculate natural beauty is closely associated with film industry and it also a popular tourist spot. In addition to these, the Bradford city is also very closely associated with various sports and games. For example, it has one of the reputed rugby league namely Bradford Bulls.
The city has several rugby stadiums and it has been the host for various rugby matches. The other popular sporting club is Bradford City Football Club that was started in the year 1903. This club has won several coveted cups and medals both in national and international competitions. There is also the Bradford Dragons basket ball team and a Snooker Club. In addition to these, the city is also the home for the reputed Bradford Cricket league. This league was started in the year 1903 with 12 teams each in two groups. But now only two out these inaugural groups continue to be members of the league. The inaugural league match was won by Shelf and some of the other top winners are Pudsey Congs with four wins and Bradford CC has recorded ten wins.
Rules for playing league matches
The umpires have formed an Association of their own. The members of the Umpires Association will be governed by the rules of the Association. The Association has been formed so as to ensure effective coordination with the Bradford Cricket League. One of the avowed objects of the Umpires Association is to ‘suppressing all rowdyism and unsportsmanship’ (quote from the rules of the Association). On its part, the Bradford Cricket League has formed various rules regarding dress code for the Umpires, Players as well as for the other officials of the league. Similarly, the league has formed rules regarding action to be taken in case of stoppage of game or delay tactics by the players, over rate, ball tampering and so on.
Action for violation of the Rules
isciplinary action are dissenting to the decision of the Umpire, intimidation, physical abuse, assault, use of abusive or foul language, improper behavior on or off the field, acting against the spirit of the game or against the rules of the Bradford Cricket League. The violation of the rules shall be brought to the notice of the League either by the umpire or any of the authorized persons in the manner prescribed by the league. In such cases, the appropriate body of the League will hold enquiry and take disciplinary action as per the rules of the league. In fact, the rules permit that the person infringed by the disciplinary body of the League can file an appeal before the appropriate authority identified by the League.
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