Spirit of the Game

‘Cricket was meant to be a game, not a life or death struggle’

Brendon McCullum’s MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture on June 7, 2016

 At IECC, we uphold the “spirit of the game” at highest level. Every active club member and those who wish to join the club shall adhere to following General guidelines set by the club  ( guidelines content Credit goes to MCC )
The spirit of the game involves respect for
  • Your opponents
  • Your own captain
  • Roles of Umpires
  • Umpire decisions
  • Games traditional values
It is against the Spirit of the Game:
  • To dispute an umpire’s decision by word, action or gesture,
  • To direct abusive language towards an opponent or umpire,
  • Frequent swearing, indecent gestures towards own or opposition players or spectators ,
  • To indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, for instance:
    • (a) to appeal knowing that the batsman is not out
    • (b) to advance towards an umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing
    • (c) to seek to distract an opponent either verbally or by harassment with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one’s own side
  • Damaging the pitch,
  • Dangerous or unfair bowling
  • Tampering with the ball
  • Time wasting
  • Any other action that they consider to be unfair
There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.
Captains and umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match. Every player is expected to make an important contribution towards this.