5 - Exceeds the expected standard
Several examples of excellent behaviour and conduct. Genuine warmth and congratulations towards opponents such as applauding centuries etc. Helping umpires with tight boundary calls in favour of opponents, withdrawal of an appeal to help meet Spirit of the game. Absolutely no need for umpire intervention of any kind by way of player or team conduct nor any dissent at any decision made. Total co-operation with the umpires.
4- Meets the expected standard
Few or no comments about an opponent’s ability that could be described as sledging or a persistent attempt to unsettle him or her. Umpire decisions accepted without any dissent (does not include a polite request for clarification). Little or no significant intervention required in player or team conduct situations. Any issue is immediately sorted out by the captain to the umpire’s satisfaction with full co-operation. No Level 1 or Level 2 offences reported under Law 42.
3- Short of the expected standard
Several instances of verbal comments about opponents designed to unsettle that may also be considered as persistent and bordering on personal abuse. Outgoing batters subjected to a “send off.” Continued appealing after a decision has been made and/or audible comments made to the umpire that amount to dissent. Team members or their captain are slow to respond to the umpire’s request that conduct is improved. Umpire(s) need to ask the captain to intervene in poor conduct on more than one occasion. Level 1 and Level 2 sanctions under Law 42 may have been applied and reported.
2- Well short of the expected standard
very evident lack of respect for opponents with persistent sledging that tends towards personal abuse. Dissent against an umpire decision on more than one occasion. Captain reluctant or unable to exert any control over his/her team’s conduct. Several occasions when umpires have to intervene regarding player conduct. Level 1 and Level 2 sanctions under Law 42 have to be applied. Players subject to formal reporting. Poor or limited co-operation with the umpires to try and improve conduct.
1 -Significantly short of the expected standard
Comments made to opponents are often personally abusive. Aggressive appealing that also continues after a decision has been made. Major and persistent dissent at decisions. A very evident lack of cooperation from the captain and his/her team to comply with any umpire requests. Intimidatory behaviour towards opponents or umpires or scorers. Level 3 or Level 4 sanctions applied under Law 42 and/ or more than two instances of Level 2 sanctions. Several players subject to formal reporting from the same team. Multiple instances of the captain being asked to control his/her team’s conduct with no or limited success.