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Annual General Meeting – Minutes, 1st November 2022 at 6.30pm

The meeting Chaired by Basharat Hussain and supported by Vice Chair, Mohammed Amir Majid and League Results and Registration Officer, Methab Azfal was very passionate with some strong opionins in the room. For the first time more than 16 member clubs put forward proposal to further improve the league and the standard of cricket.

The message from the Chair was not to be just another cricket league but one that evolves and to be involved with the promoting cricket to young and retired players. Member clubs were encouraged to promote their clubs to young players to attract them by playing with some of the best players Yorkshire and beyond has to offer in the Quaid e Azam Premier Cricket League. The message to members clubs was also for retired players to consider giving back to the game by offering to become umpires. In Season 2022 we had 12 new umpires who have been recognised for their high level of umpiring and we want to encourage more to be involved with the league. If you are interested please email umpiressecretary@quaideazam.org.uk with your details and we will contact you to discuss training.

Proposed Matter/RuleProposed by CommentsPassed
We request that we do NOT change the current league structure for season 2023 as agreed at the previous AGM, which is unique and promotes fair competition across the league. We believe that moving to the new structure will not only put people off from buying into league but also push them away from enjoyable cricket.Central Leeds CCcross
Review the Rule for TeasSubhan CCIt was agreed that if home teams wish to offer free teas, they are to contact the away team directly and not on the league WhatsApp groupcross
Consistency – Rules applied by UmpiresSubhan CCWith the changes implemented on Oct 22 the league will communicate changes to ensure consistency tick
Match Start Time (April and Sept) – Start at 12.30pm Subhan CC and Bhalot CCtick
Match start Time (May – August) – 1.00pmBhalot CC
Whiterose CC
Nathia United CC
tick
Review the structure of the Disciplinary and Grievance Panel – It should consist of one person from the Executive, one umpire and the other three should be neutral individuals.Great Horton Sports CCFor the betterment of the league and for clubs to continue to have confidence in the panel it was agreed that the committee will aim to change the make-up of the panel but committee members would not be part of the paneltick
The league should be promoting more competitions
– different age groups and genders. For example: Junior Cricket league, Senior Cricket League or Women Cricket League which should be run under the umbrella of the QEAPCL.
– Also competitions such as the 8 aside which used to be run on Bank Holiday Mondays were a pinnacle of this league and indoor 6 aside tournaments which help to keep the players interested should be looked at with incentives of prize money.
Great Horton Sports CC and Rajpoot CCThe league has a young committee, and it is too early to consider expanding league competition. Some of the competition will be consider in the future when the time is right and financial position is strong. cross
All cup and shield matches draw for every roundBhalot CC and Kashmir CCtick
Cancel all matches if 10th Muharram falls on SundayFriends CCThe motion did not pass but it was agreed that if the 10th Muharram falls on Sunday, we would co-ordinate the observation on the day. cross
League to consider banning players registered with QEAPCL and playing in other Sunday affiliated leagues without a transfer.Rajpoot CCThe disciplinary panel will now have the power to ban players from all affiliated cricket leagues who play in other affiliated Sunday leagues without seeking a transfertick
Points system to be reviewed for losing side not being awarded any bonus points for batting or bowling.Rajpoot CCcross
Restrict 30 registered players at any one time for each club.Rajpoot CC and Kashmir CCcross
Restrict 35 registered players at any one time for each club. Kings XI CCcross
One overseas player should be allowed to play each match but upto 3 players can register for each club.Kashmir CCcross
Review the overseas ruleBradford Moor CCIn season 2022 the league suspended the 2nd part of the rule (overseas listed players in affiliated league). A passionate discussion on the direction of the league. Not enough support was secured to revise the suspension. For season 2023 listed overseas players will be allowed to play.cross
Overseas players should not be allowed to playNathia United CCcross
We should allow maximum three overseas amateurs players in playing 11.Whiterose CCcross
Allow ex British first class players to participate in the league – No qualifying periodWhiterose CCcross
Clubs to name and encourage more umpires to participateLeague CommitteeMember clubs were encourage to promote to their senior players who may be considering retiring from the game to umpire for the leaguetick
Every team should have a player under the age of 19 in each match or penalty of 3 points.Kashmir CCMotioned to be discussed for season 2024
Fines for Incomplete scoresheets or Confirmation to increase to £10.00 per matchLeague Committeecross
Fee for completes to increase to £25.00 (currently £10.00)League CommitteeThe cost of the panel meetings will be covered by complaining club.tick
To improve the standard of umpiring to introduce a live points system on play cricketAK Eagles CCtick
Review ball supplierLeeds Stallions CCWill meet with the current supplier before the end of the year to discuss some of the issue in season 2022 cross
Points to only be awarded if minimum of 3 games are completed in the relevant sectionNathia United CCcross
A cap of 5 transfers should be put on clubs in any one seasonKings XI CCOne club can only have 5 players transferred out to other member clubs in the league cross
Reduce the number of transfers to one rather than twoKings XI CCcross
Introduce firmer penalties for non-completion of match results, confirmation of scoresheets etc. First instance, £5 fine. Second instance £20 fine, third instance 1 points penalty and £30 fine and increases incrementally by a point and £10 per instance.Kings XI CC The motioned passed was a £10.00 fine for the first and non consecutive breaches for both scoresheet and confirmation of results. If the breach continues after the first week, 1 points will be deducted for each week consecutive breach.tick

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