1. Except as specified in the playing conditions, the Laws of Cricket (2000 Code 2nd Edition - 2003) shall apply.
2. The schedule of fixtures for League and Cup matches shall be published by the HKCA Office after League & Cup Committee (LCMC) approval. Any changes to such fixtures must be approved by the Match & Disciplinary Committee (MDC).
Postponement of Matches
3. Postponements of league/cup matches and changes of venue will not be permitted under normal circumstances. Requests for blank dates and other particular arrangements must be made before the season commences except as provided forin the rules for knock-out competitions. Player(s) availability will not beconsidered good reason to postpone or change any fixture. In exceptional circumstances, requests may be made to the Match & Disciplinary Committee(MDC) whose decision shall be final.
4. a) If any League match is adversely affected by weather or ground conditions tothe extent that a result cannot be achieved, the points for that game shall beshared equally between the teams.
b) In the event of any team being unable to raise a side, a walkover shall beawarded to the opposition with ‘win’ points earned. A side shall be of no lessthan seven players.
Ground, Weather and Light
5. Before the Toss has taken place, the decision with regard to the fitness of the ground will rest with the authority responsible for the maintenance of the ground, or in the absence of the ground authority, umpires appointed by HKCA, or intheir absence, the team captains. After the toss has taken place, the Umpires appointed by the HKCA or, in their absence, the Captains shall be the sole judges as to whether conditions are fit for play. If both Captains cannot agree, both teams shall remain at the ground for one hour after the scheduled start time at which time the home Captain shall decide whether or not play is to commence.
6. Law 3.9 – If the conditions during a rain stoppage improve and the rain reduced to drizzle, the umpires must consider if they would have suspended play in the first place under similar conditions. If both umpires agree that the current drizzle would not have caused a stoppage, then play shall resume immediately.
7. If a shadow from a fielder falls across the striker’s half of the pitch, the fielder must remain stationary from the time the bowler starts his run-up until the striker receives the ball. If the fielder moves before the striker receives the ball, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball if he considers the striker has been disadvantaged by the action.
Substitutes & Runners (Law 2.5)
8. If a player is absent from the field for longer than 8 minutes: The player shall not be permitted to bowl in that innings after his return until he has been on the field for at least that length of time for which he was absent. The player shall not be permitted to bat unless or until, in the aggregate, he has returned to the field and/or his side’s innings has been in progress for at least that length of time for which he has been absent or, if earlier, when his side has lost five wickets.
Note: the above is not to apply to a player who has received an external blow (as opposed to an internal injury such as a pulled muscle) during the match and was forced to leave the field or if he was forced to leave the field for very exceptional and wholly acceptable reasons other than injury.
9.All disputes during a match shall be determined by the Umpires appointed by HKCA or in their absence, by the team captains. If they disagree the existing state of affairs shall continue. Rulings given by the MDC on any disputes brought before them shall be final.
Match & Disciplinary Committee
10. The HKCA Match & Disciplinary Committee (MDC) is elected annually by the HKCA League & Cup Management Committee (LCMC) and shall consist of four members. The MDC shall be the authority within the HKCA (subject to the authority of the Executive Committee) for all decisions regarding the playing of an HKCA league match, cup fixture, Summer 8’s or representative match or tour. The MDC is empowered to make retrospective decisions on any of the above and impose whatever sanctions it deems appropriate. (See: HKCA MDC Charter & Procedures)
Registration and Eligibility of Players
11. a) Individual membership of the HKCA is available in the following categories:
b) Prior to the start of the league season, each team is required to register a minimum of 11 players and pay the requisite individual and team fees. All players are to complete and submit the HKCA Registration Form before playing.
c) Should the required fees not be paid prior to the commencement of the season, consideration will be given to removing the team from competition. Any matches played prior to payment of the membership fee may be declared null and void. The MDC may award full points to the non-offending team(s).
d) Playing a non-registered player may result in the deduction of league points. However, an individual may play a maximum of two games in each HKCA League without being a HKCA member. All players must register as a HKCA member and pay the appropriate fee before playing a third game in any one League. Cup games will count as League games for this purpose.
e) Non-members of the HKCA shall not play for an Association/national side in representative games. It is the responsibility of the Chairman of Selectors to ensure that non-members are not selected.
Transfer of Players
12. A player shall not, without the prior permission of the MDC, play for more than one team in the same competition. In exceptional circumstances, applications for transfer may be submitted in writing to the HKCA (Attn: Chairman, MDC) at least 72 hours before the transfer is to take effect. This must be accompanied by the written approval of the Captain of the player’s previous team and a full explanation of the reason for the transfer by the applicant Captain. Breaches of this rule will be referred to the MDC who may impose appropriate sanctions including the deduction of league points or removal of the offending team from the competition.
Junior Pool Players
13. The HKCA Office shall maintain a ‘Junior Players Pool’ list with contact details on the website. These players are permitted to represent any team who may be short of players at short notice, subject to availability. These players are exempt from Rule 12, above. However, any junior player who plays four times for the same side in one season shall be considered a permanent member of that team for the purposes of that Rule. A player will cease to be considered ‘junior’ upon reaching the age of 19.
14.Home teams are to supply two new HKCA-approved match balls for each game plus some spare used balls for changing during the match. One new ball shall be used for each innings and the fielding captain has the choice of which new ball to use at the start of play. The LCMC will decide which balls are to be used for HKCA competitions. Non-approved balls are not to be used. Breaches of this rule shall be dealt with by the MDC who may impose penalties, including the deduction of points.
Overs and Fielding
15. a) Should a bowler become incapacitated, another bowler may complete the over. A part of an over counts as a completed over for the purpose of calculating how many overs a bowler has bowled in matches where restrictions on the number of overs per bowler apply. A part of an over does not count as a completed over for any other purposes (e.g. total number of overs bowled by the team, statistical purposes, etc.).
b) It shall be the responsibility of the Captain of the fielding side to ensure that no bowler exceeds the permitted number of overs.
c) All teams are required to bowl at an average minimum rate of 17 overs per hour. In the event of a slower over rate without good cause, the umpires and/or Captains are to report this to the MDC for appropriate action. Deliberately slow over rates may result in the deduction of points.
d) At no time are more than 5 fielders permitted to field on the leg side during a match.
Match Result Sheets – Team Captains’ Responsibilities
16. a) A Result Sheet for each match shall be submitted to the HKCA office by the winning team captain and, in the event of a tie or No Result, the home team captain. These Result Sheets are to be faxed to the HKCA office (2577 8486) no later than noon on the first working day after the match.
b) The full names of all players taking part in a match must be entered on the match result card. This includes any match abandoned as No Result. Matches started count as a game for registration purposes. In matches where a team plays less than 11 men, the word “ABSENT” is to be written in the ‘batsman’column of the sheet.
c) In a match started but abandoned as No Result, players’ individual batting, bowling and fielding figures count towards their overall averages, and should be shown on the Match Result Sheet.
d) Failure to follow these procedures, including submission of illegible or incomplete Result Sheets, will be referred to the MDC for appropriate action. Late submission of Result Sheets will result in the deduction of points.
Dangerous & Unfair Bowling (ICC ODI Interpretation)
17. The Bowling of Fast, Short Pitched Balls (Law 42.6a is replaced)
a) A bowler shall be limited to one fast, short-pitched delivery per over.
b) A fast, short-pitched delivery is defined as a ball that passes, or would have passed, above the shoulder height of the striker standing upright at the crease.
c) The umpire at the bowler’s end shall advise the bowler and the batsman on strike when each fast, short-pitched delivery has been bowled.
d) In addition, and subject to (f) below, a ball that passes above head height of the batsman and prevents him from being able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke shall be called Wide.
e) To avoid doubt, any fast, short-pitched delivery that is called Wide under this playing condition shall also count as the allowable short-pitched delivery in that over.
f) In the event of a bowler bowling more than one fast, short-pitched delivery in an over as defined above, the umpire at the bowler’s end shall call and signal No ball on each occasion. A different signal shall be used to signify a fast,short-pitched delivery. The umpire shall call and signal No ball then tap his head with the other hand.
g) If a bowler delivers a second fast, short-pitched ball in an over, the umpire, after the call of No ball, shall caution the bowler, inform the other umpire, the captain of the fielding side and the batsmen at the wicket of what has occurred. This caution shall apply throughout the innings.
h) If there is a second instance of the bowler being No balled in the innings for bowling more than one fast, short-pitched delivery in an over, the umpire shall caution the bowler and advise him that this is his final warning for the innings.
i) Should there be any further instance by the same bowler in that innings, the umpire shall call and signal No ball and, when the ball is dead, direct the fielding captain to take the bowler off forthwith. If necessary, the over shall be completed by another bowler who shall neither have bowled the previous over, or part thereof, nor be allowed to bowl the next over, or part thereof.
j) The bowler thus taken off shall not be allowed to bowl again in that innings.
k) The umpire will report the occurrence to the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and, as soon as possible, to the captain of the batting side. The matter is to be reported to the MDC.
l) The above is not a substitute for Law 42.7, which the umpires may apply at any time.
18. The Bowling of High Full Pitched Balls (Law 42.6b is replaced)
a) Any delivery, other than a slow paced one, which passes or would have passed on the full above waist height of the striker standing upright at the crease is to be deemed dangerous and unfair, whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.
b) A slow delivery, which passes or would have passed on the full above shoulder height of the striker standing upright at the crease is deemed dangerous and unfair, whether or not it is likely to inflict physical injury on the striker.
c) In the event of a bowler bowling a high, full-pitched ball as defined above, the umpire at the bowler’s end shall call and signal No ball and, when the ball is dead, caution the bowler, inform the other umpire, the captain of the fielding side and the batsmen at the wicket of what has occurred. This caution shall apply throughout the innings.
d) Should there be any further instance by the same bowler in that innings, the umpire shall call and signal No ball and, when the ball is dead, direct the captain to take the bowler off forthwith. If necessary, the over shall be completed by another bowler who shall neither have bowled the previous over, or part thereof, nor be allowed to bowl the next over, or part thereof.
e) The bowler thus taken off shall not be allowed to bowl again in that innings.
f) The umpire will report the occurrence to the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket and, as soon as possible, the captain of the batting side. The matter is to be reported to the MDC.
g) If the umpire considers that a high, full-pitch delivery that is deemed unfair as defined above was deliberately bowled, then Law 42.8 shall apply, i.e. the caution and warning process shall be dispensed with and the bowler taken off forthwith.
Time Wasting by the Fielding Side
19. Law 42.9(b) is replaced with: If there is any further waste of time in that innings by any member of the fielding side, the umpire shall:
a) Call and signal Dead ball, if necessary.
b) Award 5 penalty runs to the batting side
c) Inform the other umpire, the batsmen at the wicket, the fielding captain and, as soon as possible, the captain of the batting side of what has occurred.
d) Report the occurrence to the MDC after the match.
20. a) Whenever possible, the HKCA will appoint match officials. At all other times the appointment of umpires is the responsibility of the batting side. Captains are to be circumspect in their choice of player umpires. Any unofficial, non-playing umpire(s) may only stand with prior approval of both captains.
b) All teams are to ensure that they have at least two representatives ‘qualified’ as umpires. These representatives are to be registered with the HKCA before the start of the season. Any changes to these nominations during the season must be notified in writing.
c) The MDC, in consultation with the HKACUS, shall issue guidelines on umpire qualification. The MDC is the sole arbiter in matters of umpiring ‘qualification’.
Hours of Play
1. All matches shall commence no later than 1030 hrs and shall be of a maximum 100 overs duration (one, 50-over innings per team).
2. Periods of Play & Intervals
* If the required number of overs is not bowled by 1720 hrs without ‘good cause’, the winning run target is adjusted as per Rule 3(f) and the hours of play may be extended to achieve a result.
Conditions of Play
3. a) Games are to commence as shown above but may commence earlier, should both captains and umpires agree.
b) Each team shall bat for 50 overs unless all out earlier or the match is restricted through delay/interruption. A team shall not be permitted to declare its innings closed.
c) If the team fielding first fails to bowl the required number of overs by the scheduled time for lunch, play shall continue until the required number of overs has been bowled. Unless otherwise determined by the umpires, the innings of the team batting second shall be limited to the same number of overs bowled by it at the scheduled time for lunch. The over in progress at the scheduled time shall count as a completed over. The interval shall not be extended and the next innings shall commence at the scheduled time. The umpires may increase the number of overs to be bowled in the second innings (to a maximum of 50) if there was ‘good cause’ to prevent the bowling of the required number of overs within the scheduled time.
d) If the team batting first is all out and the last wicket falls at or after the scheduled interval time, the second innings shall be limited to the same number of overs bowled to the team batting first at the scheduled time for the interval and the over in which the wicket falls shall count as a completed over.
e) If the team batting first is dismissed in less than 50 overs, the team batting second shall be entitled to bat for 50 overs except as provided for in (d), above.
f) If the team fielding second fails, without good cause, to bowl the required number of overs within the scheduled time, the run target of the team batting second shall be reduced by the average of the 10, highest-scoring overs of the team batting first multiplied by the number overs bowled short at the scheduled interval time. The over in progress at the scheduled time shall count as a completed over. The hours of play shall be extended until the required number of overs is bowled and a result achieved. If bad light stops play Rule 7, below shall apply. The Umpires may reduce the penalty if there was good cause to prevent the fielding side from bowling its required overs within the scheduled time.
Duration of Play
4. a) Unless there has been “Good Cause” (see (c) below) the team batting first shall be permitted to complete their full allocation of overs, even if this takes the time past the scheduled break. All runs scored shall count towards their final total.
b) The team batting second will then only be entitled to receive the number of overs which they had bowled at the time that the luncheon break was originally scheduled. This number of overs includes any over being bowled at the scheduled time.
c) The umpires shall be responsible for keeping time pertinent to this rule. In addition, the umpires shall make allowance for legitimate losses of time which have prevented the team from bowling its allotted overs within the scheduled time. Examples of such “Good Cause” include, but shall not be limited to, the following:-
(i) Injury to players of either side.
(ii) Inability to locate and/or retrieve a ball. Note: A maximum of 2 minutes will be allowed for this, after which thebowling side must produce a replacement ball for use.
(iii) Delays caused by the batting team e.g. changes of equipment.
Note: In instances of inclement weather, Rule 6 shall apply, NOT the provisions of “Good Cause”.
d) During the innings, the umpires are to inform the Captain of the fielding side and the batsmen when they are making a judgement of “Good Cause” and advise them of the time they have allowed. All “Good Cause” minutes will be tallied over the course of the innings. For every 3 minutes, or part thereof, of the total time allowed, the bowling side will be given relief from one of the required number of overs to be bowled.
e) At the conclusion of the first innings, the umpires shall inform both captains of their calculations, if any, in relation to revised overs. If no official umpire is present, both captains must agree to any revision prior to the start of the second innings. Any disputes arising from this situation should be referred to the MDC at the completion of the game.
g) Late commencement of the game will not normally be considered “Good Cause” unless the delay is the fault of the batting side. It is the responsibility of both captains to ensure their teams are ready to start play at the scheduled time.
Please see the following example for clarification:
In a 50 over a side game, lunch was originally scheduled at 1.40 pm. At exactly 1.40 pm, the team bowling first had completed 47 overs, and had bowled 2 balls of the 48th. At the end of that over, the score is 6 wickets for 160. There was no “Good Cause” (see below) for this other than slow over rate. The batting side is then allowed to complete their full 50 overs, and finishes at 8/200 runs. Lunch is then taken. The side batting second must score a total 201runs to win the game, and will have only 48 overs available to do so. If there had been 2 injuries, each of 2 minutes duration, (total 4 minutes) during the innings, this would provide “Good Cause” for a total of 2 overs (1 x 3 minutes, plus 1 x part 3 minutes). Consequently, the bowling side need only deliver 48 overs inside the time before lunch is scheduled. As they had done so, then the innings closes and lunch is taken. The score at the end of the 48th over (6 for 160) is the total to beat. The Team batting second has 48 overs to reach 161 for a win i.e. there is no penalty.
h) In the second innings, sides who bowl their overs slower than the required 17 overs per hour may be reported to the MDC by the Umpires and / or the Captains, who may impose penalties including deduction of points.
5. No bowler may bowl more than 13 overs per innings.
Procedures in Matches Restricted Due to Weather, Light or Ground Conditions
6. a) To constitute a game, the side batting second must receive a minimum of 15 overs unless a result is achieved sooner.
b) During the first innings, for every full 6 minutes lost, the total number of overs in the match shall be reduced by two; and the maximum number of overs in the first innings reduced by one.
7. To calculate a result, if it is not possible to complete the required number of overs in the second innings and the minimum 15 overs has been bowled, the result will be decided by superior run rate (calculated under Saturday League Rule 6(b)). In cases of slow over rate Net Run Rate will apply in addition to Rule 3(f), if necessary. Bonus points shall count to the loser. Should the run rates be equal, the game will be a tie.
8. Competition Points will be awarded as follows:
Batting Bonus Points
9. Batting Bonus Points shall be awarded as follows:
a) For the team batting 1st (and the team batting 2nd if it ultimately loses thegame:
- One (1) bonus point for reaching each of 160, 190, 220, 250 & 280 runs(max. 5 points).
- The above points thresholds relate to a first innings of 50 overs. If a match is of reduced duration due to weather or other factors, bonus points shall be scored on a pro-rata basis, i.e. divide the thresholds above by the number ofovers available. In calculating this, truncate all part runs. e.g. In a 44 over per side match, points would be: 1 point at 140 runs ( 160 / 50 x44 = 140.8, truncated to 140), plus 1 point at 167 runs ( 190 / 50 x 44 = 167.2, truncate to 167), plus 1 point at 193 runs ( 220 / 50 x 44 = 193.6, truncateto 193), plus 1 point at 220 runs ( 250 / 50 x 44 = 220.0, truncate to 250), plus1 point at 246 runs ( 280 / 50 x 44 = 246.4, truncate to 246).
b) Team batting 2nd (if it ultimately wins the game):
-Points are calculated based on the speed that the side batting second passes the first innings score, inside a certain number of “Target Overs”. The calculation for this is based on run rates derived from the batting thresholds in a) above, as follows:
- 5 bonus points based on a rate of 5.60 runs per over or higher.
- 4 bonus points based on a rate of 5.00 runs or better.
- 3 bonus points for a rate of 4.40 runs or better.
- 2 bonus points for a rate of 3.80 runs or better.
- 1 bonus point for a rate of 3.20 runs or better.
- 0 bonus points if they pass the total slower than this.
- Points are actually scored by reaching the “Target Score (the 1st innings total+ 1 run) within the “Target Overs”, NOT by raw run rate alone.
- To calculate the “Target Over”, divide the “Target Score” by the run rates given above.
- All part overs are truncated (i.e. ignore the decimal points to the next lowest whole over). See the following example:
The team batting first scored 149. “Target Score” is therefore 150 runs for the team batting second (149 plus 1 run).
- To score 5 points, the team batting second must pass the 1st innings score within 26 completed overs. (Calculation = 150 / 5.60 = 26.785, truncated to26 overs).
- 4 points = Must reach the Target of 150 within 30 completed overs (150 /5.00 = 30.000000. Truncated to 30).
- 3 points = Must reach the Target of 150 within 34 completed overs (150 /4.40 = 34.090909. Truncated to 34) etc.
- If the side batting second reaches 150 in 30 completed overs, they would score 4 points. If they reach 150 in 30 overs & 1 ball, they would score 3.
- If chasing a very small target, it may occur that, after truncating overs, the same target over applies for different points. In this case, the team that reaches the target in this time shall receive the highest applicable points.
-The points are not cumulative ie the side only scores the maximum attributable points.
Note: Captains of both sides should calculate the number of points earned byeach team & include them on the score sheet submitted to the HKCA after each game. These will be verified by the HKCA by checking the information on the scoresheet. The HKCA determination will be final. Therefore, it is important to clearly indicate on the score sheet which over the team batting second scored the target runs, if they won the game. This should be done in the‘remarks’ section of the form as follows: “Team (e.g. LSW), batting second, scored the target of (e.g. 150) runs in (e.g. 26 overs); equals (e.g. 5) batting bonus points.”
Bowling Bonus Points
10. Bowling Bonus Points are awarded to both sides as follows:
One point each for 2,4, 6 and 8 wickets plus one point for “All Out”. (maximum 5 points)
Reduced Overs Matches
11. Should the start of the match be unavoidably delayed due to ground, weather and/or light conditions or other reason, the umpires shall reduce the total number of overs to be bowled by two overs for every six minutes lost (i.e. one over per innings). In the event that a 50-over match is so reduced, the number of overs allowed per bowler and the fielding restrictions shall be reduced as follows:-
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12. A fielding circle shall be drawn or otherwise marked with disks by the home side in each game. The circle shall be 27.5m (30 yards) metres in radius measured from the base of both centre stumps. Fielding restrictions AT THE MOMENT OF DELIVERY are as follows:
a) a minimum of four fielders, in addition to the bowler and wicket keeper, mustremain within the 27.5m circle throughout the game;
b)for the first 15 overs, there must be no more than two fielders outside the 27.5m circle; and
c)for the first 15 overs there must be a minimum of two stationary (catching) fielders within a 13.72m (15 yards) circle from the striker’s wicket.
Note: At the umpire’s discretion when a fast bowler is bowling, the 13.72m rule for catching fielders may be relaxed for orthodox slip, gully and leg-slip positions.
13. The umpire at the striker’s end shall monitor the position of the fielders and should any of the above conditions not be observed, either umpire shall call and signal No ball.
14. A tie occurs when the scores are level at the conclusion of the game.
15. A WALKOVER shall be awarded to a team whose opposition is unable to raise aside. A side shall comprise no less than seven players.
16. At the conclusion of the season, if the top teams have the same number of points, the following will be the order of precedence for deciding the League Champions:
i. Team with most outright wins.
ii. Team with fewest lost matches.
iii. Team with most bonus points.
17. Should all the above be identical, a play-off match will be arranged. If this is not possible the Championship will be shared.
Sunday league Rules will apply unless specified otherwise.
Entrants and Eligibility
1. a) The top 8 teams from the Sunday League are eligible to enter the Sunday Cup competition. The LCMC may invite other, non-league teams to enter.
b) Teams must submit their player squads in writing to the HKCA before the draw is made for the first round. No transfers or additions will be allowed thereafter without the prior approval of the MDC.
c) All players must have played at least two HKCA matches during the current season.
2. The draw for each round of the Cup will be made by the LCMC Chairman (or his representative) and a minimum of three HKCA members appointed by him. Teamswill not be seeded before the draw and its date, time and venue published in advance.
3. All matches except the final will be played on the home ground of the first drawn team, whenever possible.
4. The Sunday Cup will be held on a simple knockout basis. Playing conditions for the Cup will be the same as for the League except that:
a) Intervals will be limited to one, 10-minute drinks break after 25 overs in eachinnings with a 30-minute lunch break taken between innings.
b) No bowler may bowl more than 10 overs per innings.
c) Matches abandoned as no result will be re-scheduled, if possible. If not, the result may be decided by the toss of a coin.
d) Any expenses incurred during the game are to be shared equally between theteams.
5. a) The team scoring the higher number of runs in the allocated number of overs shall win.
b) In the event of tied scores, the team losing fewer wickets will win.
c) If both teams have scored the same number of runs and have lost the same number of wickets, the winner will be the team with the superior run rate (total runs scored divided by the total number of balls bowled). If still equal, the superior run rate after 20 overs (and, if necessary, 10 overs) will decide the winner.
1. An end of season, 50-over ‘Super League’ may be arranged by the LCMC, at its discretion. Competition format and team structures will be as decided by the LCMC.
2. Rules and playing conditions will be as for the Sunday League/Cup.
All HKCA members, players and officials agree to take positive steps to maintain the high reputation of cricket and of the Hong Kong Cricket Association. Players must approach the game with a determined, winning attitude, i.e. play hard but maintain control.
1. Everyone on the field shall ensure that the match is conducted within the Laws of Cricket and the Spirit of the Game.
2. No player shall fail to comply with the instructions of an umpire, criticise his decision by word or action, show dissent or generally behave in a manner, on or off the field, which may cause embarrassment to an umpire or to the HKCA.
3. Every player selected to represent Hong Kong or the HKCA shall follow the instructions of the Team Manager and Coach and, while at a tournament, the directions of the tournament controller.
4. If a player is in serious breach of this Code or is deemed to have indulged in alcohol or drug abuse, he may be suspended and/or expelled from the tournament by the Team Manager (if overseas) or MDC.
5. Any player guilty of unacceptable behaviour is to be reported to the Match & Disciplinary Committee.
6. Examples of unacceptable behaviour:
ANY BREACH OF THIS CODE IS LIABLE TO ACTION BY THE MATCH & DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE AND MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF HKCA MEMBERSHIP.