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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

OF THE INDOOR CRICKET LEAGUE

CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS OF THE INDOOR CRICKET LEAGUE

ARTICLE 1. TITLE........................................................................................................ 4

ARTICLE 2. OBJECTIVES............................................................................................ 4

ARTICLE 3. OFFICES................................................................................................... 4

ARTICLE 4. MEMBERSHIP......................................................................................... 4

SECTION 4.01 CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP ..........................................................................4

SECTION 4.02 ADMISSION ...............................................................................................4

SECTION 4.03 FEES & ASSESSMENTS...............................................................................4

SECTION 4.04 MEMBERSHIP LIST.....................................................................................5

SECTION 4.05 NON LIABILITY OF MEMBERS.....................................................................5

SECTION 4.06 TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP..................................................................5

SECTION 4.07 FINES SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION ...........................................................5

ARTICLE 5. BOARD OF DIRECTORS......................................................................... 6

SECTION 5.01 STRUCTURE ..............................................................................................6

SECTION 5.02 DUTIES AND POWERS.................................................................................6

SECTION 5.03 QUALIFICATIONS.......................................................................................6

SECTION 5.04 APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTORS....................................................................6

SECTION 5.05 TERMS OF OFFICE......................................................................................6

SECTION 5.06 MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS...................................................6

SECTION 5.07 RESIGNATION............................................................................................7

SECTION 5.08 NON LIABILITY OF DIRECTORS...................................................................7

SECTION 5.09 RESTRICTIONS ON VOTING.........................................................................7

ARTICLE 6. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.......................................................................... 8

SECTION 6.01 NUMBERS & TITLES ..................................................................................8

SECTION 6.02 QUALIFICATIONS, ELECTION AND TERMS OF OFFICE ...................................8

SECTION 6.03 FUNCTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS...................................................8

SECTION 6.04 REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION ....................................................................8

SECTION 6.05 VACANCIES...............................................................................................9

SECTION 6.06 MEETINGS.................................................................................................9

SECTION 6.07 DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT.........................................................................9

SECTION 6.08 DUTIES OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.................................................................9

SECTION 6.09 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY .......................................................................9

SECTION 6.10 DUTIES OF THE TREASURER .....................................................................10

SECTION 6.11 DUTIES OF THE FIXTURES SECRETARY......................................................10

SECTION 6.12 DUTIES OF THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (PRO) ..................................11

SECTION 6.13 NON LIABILITY OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS..............................11

ARTICLE 7. ARTICLE 7 COMMITTEES................................................................... 11

SECTION 7.01 AD HOC COMMITTEE...............................................................................11

SECTION 7.02 DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE......................................................................11

SECTION 7.03 TERMS OF OFFICE....................................................................................11

SECTION 7.04 VACANCIES.............................................................................................11

SECTION 7.05 QUORUM.................................................................................................11

 

CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS OF THE INDOOR CRICKET LEAGUE

ARTICLE 8. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES................................................................... 11

ARTICLE 9. DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS UPON DISSOLUTION........................... 12

ARTICLE 10. CONSTITUTION TO BE BINDING ON MEMBERS......................... 12

ARTICLE 11. AFFILIATIONS................................................................................... 12

ARTICLE 12. BY-LAWS............................................................................................ 12

SECTION 12.01 BY-LAWS................................................................................................12

SECTION 12.02 AMENDMENTS........................................................................................12

SECTION 12.03 CERTIFICATION AND INSPECTION.............................................................12

 

 

 

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A r t i c l e 1 . T I T L E

This combination of member clubs shall be called the Indoor Cricket League and hereinafter

shall be referred to as the ICL. It shall consist of those member clubs as determined by the Board of Directors (BOD).

A r t i c l e 2 . O B J E C T I V E S

The objectives of the ICL shall be:

1) The promotion advancement and protection of the interests of cricket.

2) To ensure that all cricket matches organized within and by the ICL are conducted

within the laws of cricket and all members uphold the traditions and spirit of the

game.

3) To make all relevant decisions pertaining to the conduct of the game between and

involving member clubs and to have binding authority as regards matters pertaining

to the game between member clubs

A r t i c l e 3 . O F F I C E S

The principal office of the ICL for the transaction of business shall be located in New Jersey USA.

A r t i c l e 4 . MEMBERSHIP

Section 4.01 CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP

Membership shall be open to any bona fide cricket club in the United States

that maintains a roster of at least 12 players

Section 4.02 ADMISSION

Applicants shall be admitted to membership upon (a) written application, (b)approval by the Board of Directors, (c)payment of any fees or dues, (d) possession of the proper documents as the board of directors shall prescribe.

Section 4.03 FEES & ASSESSMENTS

1) The Membership fees payable to the ICL by each member club shall be

determined annually by a resolution of the Board of Directors. The amount and the

date by which the fees or dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The

Membership fees are effective from October 1st each year and are payable by 1 October.

2) Assessments: Member Clubs are subject to assessments which may be levied and

collected in an amount and in a manner as may be determined from time to time by

a resolution of the Board of Directors

3) Fees and Assessments shall be due and payable within thirty days of invoice.

Members failing to pay by the due date shall not be eligible for inclusion in league

schedules or post-season competition.

 

 

 

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Section 4.04 MEMBERSHIP LIST

The Association shall keep a membership list containing the effective date and membership status and the contact details including email fax and telephone number of each member club. Termination of the membership of any member shall be recorded, together with the date and circumstances under which such membership ceased. The membership list shall be kept at the Association’s principal office or at such other place that the Board may order, and shall be available for inspection by any Director or member as provided in Article 5 Notwithstanding any other provision of these By-laws, the membership list shall not be available for

inspection by any other person except as required by law and except when authorized by the

President and Secretary in writing.

Section 4.05 NON LIABILITY OF MEMBERS

No member of this Association shall be personally liable for the debts, liabilities or obligations of the

Association.

Section 4.06 TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

BY RESIGNATION: Any member club may resign at any time upon the delivery of a written request to the President and Secretary of the Association. Fees are non-refundable

FAILURE TO PAY FEES, ASSESSMENTS, AND FINES: The membership of any member shall

automatically be terminated upon failure of payments of Fees Assessments or Fines within the

specified time period.

REINSTATEMENT AFTER TERMINATION: The Board of Directors may reinstate a terminated

member on such terms, as they deem appropriate upon receipt of a written request addressed to the President or Secretary of the Association.

Section 4.07 FINES SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION

In addition to the termination of membership as provided in Article 4.06 a member may be fined

suspended or expelled for a good cause as provided below:

GOOD CAUSE: As used herein requires that the member either has failed or continues to fail to

abide by the Constitution and By-laws of the Association, or with any of the Rules and Regulations of the Association, has failed or continues to fail to pay any fine imposed, or for any reason decided by the Board of Directors

APPEAL: Members that are terminated shall receive written notice stating that its membership is

suspended and the reasons therefore. The member shall have the opportunity to present its case

before the Board of Directors. An appeal shall be made no later than 15 days from the date when such decision was conveyed to the members.

VOTING ON EXPULSION: The decision to expel or suspend a member shall require a two-thirds

majority of the Board of Directors.

TERMINATION OF RIGHTS: All rights of a member in the Association shall cease upon Expulsion.

 

 

 

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A r t i c l e 5 . B O A R D O F DIRE C T O R S

Section 5.01 STRUCTURE

The ICL shall be governed by a Board of Directors consisting of one delegate from each member team defined in Article 4.01, which shall elect the Executive Officers of the Association. Each Director shall have one vote at any meeting of the Board, subject to restrictions outlined in Article 5, Section 5.09.

Section 5.02 DUTIES AND POWERS

1) The Directors of the Board shall determine overall policy, approve budgets and set

guidelines, priorities, and acting through the executive committee manage the affairs

of the ICL.

2) The Directors shall supervise all officers, agents and employees of the association to

assure that duties are properly performed. The Directors shall also have the

responsibility to appoint remove, employ discharge and except as otherwise

provided in these by-laws, prescribe the duties and fix the compensation, if any, of

all officers, agents or employees of the Association.

3) The Board of Directors may, in its sole discretion authorize any officer, agent to

enter into any contract or execute any instrument in the name of, and on behalf of,

the ICL and such authority may be general or specific, and unless so authorized by

the Board of Directors, no officer, agent or person shall have the power or authority

to bind the ICL by any contract or engagement or to pledge its credit or render it

liable for any purpose or to any amount.

Section 5.03 QUALIFICATIONS

Any member over the age of 18 is eligible to be Appointed a Director of the Association

Section 5.04 APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTORS

Each member shall appoint one Director and one Alternate Director to the Board. Such

appointments shall be made in writing to the secretary of the ICL. The Alternate Director may

attend meetings but may vote only if the Director appointed by the team is absent. A second

alternate may be appointed in writing to the Secretary of the ICL provided notification is received not less than a week before the scheduled date of the meeting.

Section 5.05 TERMS OF OFFICE

Each Director shall hold office until a successor is appointed by a member team as provided in

Article 5.04.

Section 5.06 MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1) Regular meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held a minimum of four times a

year, one of these being the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and at least two others

being held during the cricket season.

2) The AGM shall be held by the end of the first week of January at a time and

place decided by the Board. Proposals other than those related to changes in the

Constitution and by-laws and the Standing Rules, shall be carried by a 2/3rd majority

of those eligible to vote.

 

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3) Special Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held whenever called by the

President or on receipt by the Secretary of the Association of a request signed by

each of the Directors of the Board of at least 1/2 member teams. Notice of Special

meeting and its agenda shall be circulated to all member teams at least 4 days before

the date of the meeting. No resolution shall be carried without a two-third vote of

those present and eligible to vote. No other business except that indicated on the

agenda shall be dealt with.

4) Notice of board meetings and Executives Officers meeting shall be given in writing

by the secretary of the association to each Director by mail, email or fax at least 7

days before the date of the meeting. Notice of the AGM shall be given at least 10

days and not more that 30 days before the meeting dates.

5) QUORUM: No resolution or business requiring a vote of the board may be

transacted unless a quorum is present. A quorum shall consist of 2/3rd of all

Directors. Unless a greater number is expressly required by these by-laws every act

or decision done or made by the majority of the Directors present at a meeting at

which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors. There is to be

no voting by proxy.

6) CONDUCT OF MEETINGS: The President, or in his absence the Vice President,

shall act as Chairman at Board meetings. The rules contained in ‘Roberts Rules of Order

Revised’ http://www.constitution.org/rror/rror--00.htm shall govern all General

Meetings and the meetings of the board of Directors and the Executive Committee,

except where such rules may conflict with the Constitution and By-laws and the

provisions of law.

Section 5.07 RESIGNATION

A Director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President or to the Board of

Directors.

Section 5.08 NON LIABILITY OF DIRECTORS

The Directors shall not be personally liable for the debts liabilities or other obligations of the

Association.

Section 5.09 RESTRICTIONS ON VOTING

Upon admittance to the ICL, new members and their Directors/Alternate Director shall server a

probationary period of 1 year. This will last until the end of the first season of the membership,

which will coincide with the end of the season, Annual General Meeting. During this period, the

Director/Alternate Director of the new member shall not be entitled to vote at any Board of

Director meetings, including regular and special meetings of the BOD. They shall be allowed to

attend all meetings and voice opinions and concerns but shall not be involved in any of the voting processes. After the probationary period has ended, new members shall assume all voting rights and privileges of existing members. If an existing member does not send a Director/ Alternate Director or a representative from their club to a BOD Meeting, that member club shall have its voting privileges suspended for the balance of the season. This suspension is not subject to appeal.

 

 

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A r t i c l e 6 . E XECUTIVE O F F I C E R S

Section 6.01 NUMBERS & TITLES

The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fixtures Secretary and Public Relations Officer. An officer of the Executive Committee cannot

simultaneously serve on the Board of Directors. The Board may appoint other officers or agents as it deems necessary, and such officers shall serve such terms, have such authority, and perform such duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors. The total number of officers shall not exceed seven.

Section 6.02 QUALIFICATIONS, ELECTION AND TERMS OF OFFICE

1) Any member of a member team is eligible to be an officer of the Association.

2) Candidates shall be nominated by members of the Board of Directors, who in turn

shall review the qualifications and experience of the candidates. Appointments shall

be made based on the candidate’s ability to execute the duties set forth in 6.06-6.12.

3) Election of Officers shall be held at the intervals and for the terms of office shown

below:

q President, Treasurer, Secretary shall hold office for a nominal period of one year

commencing immediately upon appointment by the board of directors at the

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

q Vice President, Fixtures Secretary and Public Relations Officer shall hold office

for a nominal period of one year, commencing immediately upon appointment

by the Board of Directors at the AGM.

q Officers, other than those appointed pursuant to section 6.06 of this Article,

shall be elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at an Annual

General Meeting. Each Officer shall hold office until he resigns or is removed

or is otherwise disqualified to serve, or until his successor is elected.

Section 6.03 FUNCTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

The officers shall deal with all the administrative matters and shall prepare the business and accounts to be dealt with at the meetings of the board. The administrative matters shall consist of routine ICL business activities, including correspondence, accounting, collection of fees, reimbursements, insurance matters, schedules of games, organization of social events and functions, announcements and preparation of notices. It shall also deal with all matters concerning umpires, grounds and general facilities and shall transact any business delegated to it by the board. Executive Officers shall not amend or suspend any provision of the Constitution and By-laws, the standing rules of the Association or motions passed by a vote of the Board of Directors.

Section 6.04 REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION

Any officer may be removed for good cause(4.08) by a Board of Directors at a Special meeting The motion to remove an officer shall be promulgated in the notice of the meeting and shall be a Special Order of that meeting. The Board must vote by a majority of two thirds to remove the officer. Any officer may resign at any given time by giving written notice to the President or Secretary of the Association.

 

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Section 6.05 VACANCIES

Any vacancy in the Executive office shall be filled by election at the next regular meeting or at a

Special meeting of the Board of Directors except that the Board may at its discretion defer

replacement of the President until the next Annual General Meeting. Election of officers at a Special Meeting shall be by a 2/3 majority.

Section 6.06 MEETINGS

The Executive Officers shall meet periodically as necessary to conduct the business of the

Association, at the discretion of the President. Notice of meeting shall be as provided as per Article 5.06 here-in. Members of the board shall be entitled to attend all Executive Officers meetings

Section 6.07 DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

1) The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Association and shall, in

general, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, supervise and control the

affairs of the Association. He shall perform all duties incident to the office and such

other duties that m