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CALLING OF FOULS BY UMPIRE

  1. The Umpire may declare any violation of Rules of Play a foul when seen or, when not seen, upon evidence satisfactory to the Umpire.

  2. When a foul is called, the Umpire shall stop the game, call time out and announce the foul to the players.

  3. If both teams commit a personal foul at approximately the same time, no free hit is taken and the ball is thrown in at the point where play was stopped. Personal fouls involving unsportsmanlike conduct such as:-
    • Disrespect towards Officials,
    • Arguing with the Umpires or Other Officials
    • Foul or abusive language to anybody on the field
    • Appealing for fouls verbally or with a stick,
    • Must, at a minimum, be penalised progressively as follows:-
    • Penalty for first offence,
    • A more severe penalty if a penalty has previously been called
    • Penalty 7 will be awarded with a player being suspended from the remainder of the chukka
    • Penalty 7 will be awarded with a player being suspended from the game.

  4. Vulgar language, disrespectful attitude towards the Umpires, Referee or other players or any other form of unsportsmanlike conduct shall not be permitted.

  5. The following Penalties may be exacted for violation of specific Rules: Rule Violated Penalty Exacted Rule Violated Penalty Exacted

  6. 2.b,c,d,e 9 12 1,2,3,4,5,7
    2.f 8 13 1,2,3,4,5,7
    3.a.i),ii) 9 14 1,2,3,4,5,7
    3.c,e,f,g   8 15 1,2,3,4,5,7
    4.f 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 16.b,i,j 1,2,3,4,5,7
    7.e 1,2,3,4,5,7,8   1,2,3,4,5,7

  7. (1)Any foul committed by the defending team within their 25 or 15 yard areas will be subject to a minimum of a Penalty 2 being awarded.

    (2)Any foul committed by the defending team within their halfway and 25 yard lines will result in a minimum of a Penalty 3 being awarded

 

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