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who provide financial services to people moving to - and living in - France.
Competition RegulationsPosted 20150501:
Here are the key documents for the 2015 editions of the Blevins Franks Cup, the Blevins Franks League and the ACCSO T20 tournament.
- League regulations (variations from 2014 are highlighted): from here
- Entry form for the League (deadline 28 February!): from here
- Cup regulations (variations from 2014 are highlighted): from here
- Entry form for the Cup (deadline 28 February!): from here
- T20 regulations (variations from 2014 are highlighted): from here
- Entry form for T20 (deadline 28 February!): from here
- Match report form (extended to include post-match Fair Play Award assessments): from here.
- Match-day Actions document (variations highlighted, plus Fair Play Award coverage): from here.
As in 2014, the entry forms are in French, to enable us - if necessary - to show France Cricket and the Préfecture that you are taking part in competitions which are properly organised and regulated. And the forms carry the special wording, approved at AGM 2014, about the wearing of helmets by batsmen.
- Discipline in competitive matches: AGM 2014 approved Committee's proposals for an overhaul of the way disciplinary matters should be handled. Here is the procedure, which is effective immediately.
- Unfair deliveries (Law 24.3): The procedure for dealing with reported cases is now available from here.
- Affiliation & licences: Please see the foot of this page for information about registering your club and licencing your player for calendar 2015.
Posted 20111025: A reminder of the various ECB regulations and guidelines on the protection of our younger players. Umpires will be familiar with these, from the plasticised cards issued to them. They are published here for the benefit of captains and coaches, and parents, too.
- The general question of selection. The ECB document (from here) is written in the context of the UK "Open Age" concept? This is a concept largely alien to French legislation, it has to be said, but the words about how to go about deciding whether a youngster is ready, they are universally valid.
- The wearing of helmets: from here.
- Fielding regulations: from here.
- Fast bowling restrictions: from here.
And, as a catch-all, a piece on the playing conditions for different ages (ball size, pitch length, etc.): from here.* Code of Conduct: Original version, as amended at FC's AGM 2011: click here.
* Code of Conduct: English-language version, as at FC AGM 2011: click here.
Licences! It's coming up that time again!
The key documents have been updated for 2015.
They have been distributed to clubs and are always to be found on the federal site under the tab of Textes Officiels, section 15. Exceptionally, copies of these documents are made accessible from here. But in case of doubt the original FFBS version is always the authoritative version.
You will need to go through the Affiliation Procedure to get your club (re-)affiliated for 2015. This will require you to update the information about club president, secretary and treasurer, before you can action any licences.
The iClub Guide tells you how to download the software and set about using it;
The Guide_licences walks you through the process, including the 2015 licence fees. The fees are unchanged from 2014 - unless, that is, that you have money to burn by licencing somebody as "Loisir", where the licence now cost 35 euros!
Design objective for this section: a single repository of authoritative docs, via links.