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April 17, 2016

Registering Overseas Players 2016

All previous Overseas (Category 3) Play-Cricket registrations for 2015's division one and two teams have been deleted, and will need to be re-registered if they wish to play again this year.

This policy is being reviewed in 2016 to reflect current practice - please return to this page later in the year for an update...

A club wishing to register an overseas player should notify the Hon. Secretary with the player's full name, country of origin and the date of his last entry into the UK. This application should be supported by a separate email from the player himself confirming his willingness to be registered by the named club.
Until then, the candidate will be listed on the website as "NM (Country 05-16) awaiting player's confirmation". This will change to "NM (Country 05-16) registration confirmed" when he is fully registered. Until then, of course, he must not be selected to play for your club in any league fixture.

The date (e.g. 05-16) refers to the month when the entry was added to this list.
** indicates that the registration is not yet completed because it is awaiting confirmation, either from the club or from the player concerned. The player must not play in the league until this is completed.

The process of registering an overseas player does not exclude the club's duty to ensure that the player is in good standing within the game. For example, he must not be subject to a ban in this or any other league, he must not be disqualified to play by virtue of any of the league's rules or appendices, and he must be legally entitled to play within the UK.

Registration needs to be renewed each year to remain valid.

 

Appendix A 12.1 An overseas player cannot play for any club in the League or in any competition organised by the League unless the club has registered that player with the Hon. Secretary before any match in which he plays but cannot play in the League or in any competition organised by the League until he is so registered. No such overseas player shall be registered after 30th June except with the consent of the Committee.
12.2 No team in the League shall have more than one overseas player in any match.
12.3 A player is an overseas player unless he satisfies one of the following conditions
a. He was born in the U.K.
b. He is a British citizen or holds a U.K. passport.
c. He is and has been resident in the U.K for at least 4 years.
d. He is under 18 years of age and is either living with a parent who satisfies one of the above conditions or is receiving full time education.  
  

The process of registering an overseas player does not exclude the club's duty to ensure that the player is in good standing within the game. For example, he must not be subject to a ban in this or any other league, he must not be disqualified to play by virtue of any of the league's rules or appendices, and he must be legally entitled to play within the UK. He will also need to be registered on the Play-Cricket website in order to appear in league fixtures.


Kenneth Jeffery,
8 Goldsmith Close
Bicester
OX26 2XT

tel 01869 360362
mob 07762 418 861
kcj@escl.org.uk