Northern Ireland Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers

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Constiitution

  • 1. Title
    The Association shall be known as "The Northern Ireland Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers".

  • 2. Objectives

     

    The objectives of the Association shall be:-

     

    (a) To encourage interest in Cricket Umpiring and Scoring and to improve the standards of both;

     

    (b) To assist in the promotion of a sound knowledge of the Laws of Cricket amongst Cricket Umpires, Scorers, Players and other interested persons;

     

    (c) To undertake responsibility for the appointment of Umpires to such games as the Northern Cricket Union and other governing bodies of Cricket may require;

     

    (d) To consider and act as appropriate in relation to reports made on the performance of Cricket Umpires;

     

    (e) To represent the interests of members as appropriate;

     

    (f)  To be a non-profit making Association.



  • 3. Membership

    Membership shall be open to Cricket Umpires, Scorers and all persons with an interest in Cricket Umpiring and Scoring. Prospective members shall be proposed and seconded by existing members of the Association and shall be elected to membership if subsequently recommended by the Executive Committee.

    The Annual Fee for Membership shall be recommended by the Executive Committee and approved by the Annual General Meeting. Only fully paid-up members shall be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting or other meetings of the Association. Members' subscriptions should be paid to the Honorary Treasurer not later than 7 December of each year.

    On the recommendation of the Executive Committee, the Annual General Meeting may elect to Honorary Life Membership of the Association any person thought worthy of the distinction. Honorary Life Members shall be eligible to take part and vote at the Annual General Meeting and other meetings.

  • 4. Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting shall be held in October of each year. Fourteen days notice shall be given by the Honorary Secretary. Ten members shall constitute a quorum.

    The business of the Annual General Meeting shall include:-

    The election of the President and Vice Presidents, the election of Chairman, Vice - Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Representative to the NCU Executive Committee, Umpires' Appointments Secretary and three other members of the Executive Committee, the appointment of an Honorary Auditor.

    Reports and audited accounts shall be presented by the appropriate officers. A Special General Meeting shall be called by the Executive Committee within 28 days of receipt of a request for such a meeting signed by at least ten members. Business at such a meeting shall be restricted to the items and amendments for which the meeting was requisitioned.

    The constitution may only be changed at an Annual General Meeting and only by consent of at least two- thirds of members present and voting. Notice of any proposed change to the constitution must be sent to the Honorary Secretary to be received by him not later than 1 September so that details may be included in the Agenda for the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting may delegate to the Executive Committee any matters which are not fully dealt with and resolved at the Annual General Meeting.

  • 5. Monthly Meetings

    The members of the Association shall meet monthly from the Annual General Meeting in October until the following April. Additional meetings may be called by the Chairman, at his discretion, or following written request from at least ten members.

  • 6. Officers of the Association

    The Officers of the Association shall be the Chairman, Vice - Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer.

  • 7. Executive Committee

    The management of the Association shall be controlled by an Executive Committee consisting of the Officers, Representative to the NCU Executive Committee, Umpires' Appointments Secretary plus three other members of the Association who shall be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. At least one member of the Executive shall be a Scorer. The Executive Committee shall meet at the Chairman's discretion as often as necessary for the transaction of the business of the Association.

    The Executive Committee shall have power to deal with all matters affecting the management of the Association. Its recommendations shall be reported to the next Ordinary Meeting or the Annual General Meeting as appropriate. The Executive Committee shall have the power of co-option. Five members shall constitute a quorum.

  • 8. Voting

    All business of the Association, at whatever meeting, shall be decided by vote of those present and voting. Apart from proposed changes to the Constitution, which require consent of at least two-thirds of those present and voting, a simple majority shall be sufficient for decision. In the event of an equal vote the Chairman shall have a casting vote.

  • 9. Child Protection Policy

    The Northern Ireland Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers ( hereafter NIACUS or Association ) is committed to a policy of fair play as defined in present legislation. This ensures a practice which protects children from harm. We in the Association accept and recognise our responsibility to develop awareness of the practices which can cause harm to children.

    A copy of the Policy is available by clicking here.


Constitution approved at Special General Meeting 7-1-1995

Amended at Annual General Meeting 4-10-1997

Amended at Annual General Meeting 3-10-1998

Amended at Annual General Meeting 7-10-2000