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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ONTARIO CRICKET ASSOCIATION:


Constitution of Ontario Cricket Association Preamble and Declaration WHERE AS it is in the interest of Cricket in the province of Ontario that there is only one body having jurisdiction over regulated competitive cricket played in Ontario, with affiliation to Cricket Canada (CC), previously referred to as the Canadian Cricket Association (CCA).

It is in the long-term interest of such body, to involve in its administration persons of the highest integrity, with an adequate knowledge of cricket and its needs. It is imperative that this body demonstrate behaviour of the highest ethical standards, reflecting the ICC values and mission, championing the promotion of the Spirit of the Game.

NOW, THEREFORE, the leagues, Associations and Councils which execute this Memorandum do hereby declare that they will support the Ontario Cricket Association and its Board of Control, and do hereby formally approve the constitution hereinafter set out, and agree to be bound thereby, and do by such execution thereof, hereby become members of the Ontario Cricket Association.


Article I Name - Section 1

There is hereby created an Association whose name shall be the ONTARIO CRICKET ASSOCIATION, which is hereinafter referred to as the ‘OCA'.

Section 2

The colours of the OCA shall be Red, Blue, Green and Gold in combination.

Article II Aims and Objectives:

The Aims and Objectives of the OCA shall be:-


a) To have governance and complete jurisdiction over all matches, tournaments or events which are arranged by bodies affiliated to the OCA and to conduct such competitions amongst Regions (the word ‘Regions' hereinafter refers to Leagues, Associations and Councils) in Ontario as may be desirable.
b) To have governance over the conduct of its affiliated bodies, whose respective by-laws shall in no way conflict with the OCA Constitution, this shall take precedence in any such eventuality.
c) To serve as the sole liaison and affiliation between Leagues, Clubs and players in the Province of Ontario and the Canadian Cricket Association/CC.
d) To encourage and foster the growth and development of Cricket in Ontario; to have its affiliated bodies uphold and respect the Laws of Cricket as prescribed by the OCA.
e) To maintain relations with governmental bodies having responsibility for funding and/ or facilities in the Province of Ontario or federally.
f) To supervise and oversee the selection of cricket teams representative of the Province of Ontario when necessary
g) To maintain the highest and safest standard possible, for playing conditions, in reference to the availability and quality of facilities available for cricket within the Province of Ontario
h) To promote the growth and availability of ICC standard pitches and facilities.
i) To execute such acts and deeds as may be expedient for the realization of the stated objectives of the OCA.



Article III Membership Classifications.

Membership in the OCA shall be classified as Full, Associate, Affiliate andHonorary-Life:-

Any duly constituted League, Association or Council, incorporated and operating in Ontario may be admitted as a Full member, new applications shall be processed in accordance with

Article XIII Section I

a) Full members will be accepted into the OCA at a Special Annual General Meeting or an AGM. They shall be required to pay annual dues as determined from time to time by the Board of Control, and shall be entitled to the full rights and privileges of the OCA. All FULL member Leagues with voting privileges, and are required to be registered as a ‘Not for Profit Organization'

b) Any duly constituted Group that is not a Full member of the OCA may be admitted as an Associate Member. The process for progression from an Associate to Full Member is described in Article XIII. Associate Members are Leagues, Associations or Councils, who may or may not be operating under the jurisdiction of a Full Member; this will have been accepted into the OCA, upon recommendation of the Executives at an Executive or General Meeting.

Where an Associate member exists/operates in the jurisdiction of a Full Member as outlined in the definition of Member Territories, the Associate member shall respect and adhere to all privileges, including access and usage of public facilities, conferred on the Full Member by this Constitution. The Associate Members here described shall be affiliated to the Full Member in whose jurisdiction they conduct business.

Associate members shall pay annual dues as determined from time to time by the Board of Control, be entitled to participate in Ontario Championships, be eligible for selection to Ontario teams, attend General Meeting and BOC Meetings and shall have full voice. Associate Members shall not be entitled to vote.

c) Any Club that is a member of a duly constituted League, Association or Council in Ontario may be admitted to the OCA as an Affiliate Member,Affiliate members shall have been accepted into the OCA by the Executive Committee; and shall pay an annual fee to be determined from time to time by the Board of Control; they shall also be entitled to attend General Meetings and shall have full voice but are not entitled to vote.

d) Any person duly appointed as an Honorary-Life member

A person who has rendered exemplary and notable service to the community and the sport may be awarded an Honorary-Life membership. There shall be no more than five (5) persons recommended at any one time, with one (1) appointment made annually from those recommendations.

Honorary-Life members shall pay no dues, and have full voice, but no voting privileges at meetings. Honorary Life members may also participate on the Board of Control, with an appointed position to the Board of Control available for a term of one year, on an annual basis

Section 2

The following are recognized as Full Members now constituted and operating in the Province of Ontario:

1) Ottawa Valley Cricket Council (OVCC)
2) Southern Ontario Cricket Association (SOCA)
3) Toronto Cricket Alliance (TCA)
4) Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA)
5) Markham Cricket Association (MCA)
6) Sault Ste. Marie Cricket Club (SSMCC)
7) Big Nickel Cricket Club (BNCC, Sudbury)
8) Cambridge Community Cricket Team ( CCCC)
9) ARCC in Waterloo
10) Elgin Cricket Club (London)
11) Forest City Cricketers (London)
12) Golden Arrowhead (Waterloo)
13) Cavaliers of Windsor
14) Optimist Cricket Club of Windsor
15) Chatham Cricket Club
16) London Cricket Club
17) Sarnia Cricket Club
‎18) Timmins Tigers CRICKET Club
19) North Bay Multicultural Cricket Association




These FULL Members' respective jurisdictions cover the geographical areas as set out in Appendix 1

Section 3
The territorial jurisdiction of all current Full/Associate/Affiliate members is grandfathered.

Going forward, only one league per city/town will be allowed OCA membership, based on City Boundaries.

Article IV Executive Officers

Section 1
The Executive officers of the OCA shall be:-

1. President

2. 1st Vice-President (Administrative/Executive)

3. 2nd Vice-President (Financial)

4. 3rd Vice-President (Media and Communications)

5. 4th Vice-President (Marketing)

6. Secretary

7. Treasurer


These seven (7) officers shall form the Executive of the OCA and perform the duties defined by this Constitution and its By-Laws.

Section 2
The Officers shall be elected by secret ballot to serve for a two (2) year term or until their successors are elected, and their term of office shall begin immediately following election.

Section 3
No more than two (2) positions on the Executive shall be filled by nominees of the same Member.

Section 4
No person shall hold more than one (1) office on the Executive at the same time.

Section 5
Any Officer desiring to resign from the OCA shall submit a written resignation to the secretary, who shall present it to the Board of Control. In this event the Board of Control shall convene at the earliest opportunity to decide on a replacement. Should the remainder of the term, dating from the letter of resignation, be less than 365 days, an appointment shall be made by the board for the remainder of the term. If the remainder exceeds 365 days, an election shall be held to fill the vacant position. Such election shall be held by Special General Meeting within 30 days of the deemed date of resignation.

Article V

The Board of Control

Section 1
The Board of Control shall consist of the Executives of the OCA, the Presidents of the FULL Members (or their representatives in writing), and an Honorary Life Member. (Article III Sect1 d, appointed by the President in consultation with the Executive, with voice and no vote for a term of one (1) year.) No such appointment shall exceed two (2) consecutive terms.

Section 2
If an elected officer of the OCA is already, or becomes, a President of one of theFULL Members, that officer shall nominate another delegate to the Board of Control to represent the office of President (of the Full Member).

Article VI

Amendments

Section 1
Amendments to this Constitution shall be made only at an Annual General Meeting

or Special Annual General Meeting, by a two-third vote of those present and voting. All proposals for Constitutional change shall be submitted in writing thirty days (30) prior to the meeting at which such proposal to amend is to be acted upon. The party making the proposal shall send a copy in writing to the Secretary who shall in turn transmit a copy to each member of the Constitution Committee, all members of the Board of Control and Secretaries of FULLMembers for discussion.

Section 2
The Constitution Committee shall present its report to the Board of Control. The report and any amendments shall be discussed and voted on at the next General or Special Annual General Meeting.

Section 3
Amendments to the By-Laws of the Constitution may be made at this meeting by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Control members present and voting. No proposal to amend shall be acted upon unless written notice thereof has been given to the Secretary at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting. A copy shall be sent by the Secretary to every member of the Board of Control at least fifteen (15) days before the date of the meeting at which the amendment is to be voted upon.


Article VII
Jurisdiction

Section 1
The Administrative powers of the OCA shall lie in the Executive and pertain to the day-to-day management of OCA affairs. All decisions taken shall be accountable to the Board of Control.

Section 2
The Judicial powers of the OCA shall lie in the President, except when over-ruled by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting at any meeting. Such powers shall pertain to the interpretation of the Constitution, By-Laws and Rules and Regulations of the OCA. Where a question of general importance is raised, the President may ask that the issue be determined by calling a special general meeting to determine the issue by way of two-thirds majority vote. Such notice of a special general meeting may be satisfied by the Secretary sending notice via email to the OCA Constituent members.

NOTE: this clause contemplates a blind side vote on an issue where members congregate in order to enforce their position without proper notice of issues to be determined or where simple interpretive matters become embroiled between the sitting members as a way to consult whomsoever they may choose to gain clarity on any point in dispute, i.e. a lawyer, or panel of senior members who could consult on the interpretive issue.

Section 3
The legislative powers of the OCA shall lie in the Board of Control or the members at a General Meeting as indicated and shall pertain to the enactment or amendments of laws, By-laws and rules and regulations of the OCA.

Section 4
The OCA shall have general jurisdiction over all matches in which any teams shall play as representing Ontario and any general tour of Ontario by any eleven (11) representing some official cricket body outside Ontario.

Section 5
The channel of communication from the cricket clubs to the Board of Control shall be understood as ascending from clubs through FULL Members to the Board of Control; but nothing herein shall prevent any club in communicating directly to the Board of Control via the OCA Secretary where it feels that the decisions of a Financial Member is unfair and not in the best interest of Ontario Cricket.

NOTE: An off field adjudicator could be appointed to consult with the players and umpires should issues arise – similar to the NFL or hockey. The Complaint Resolution Process will be enacted to address the issues

Section 6
Complaint Resolution:

In the event that a complaint exists the Member shall deliver their complaint to the Board of Control via the OCA Secretary; this complaint shall be in writing and the Board shall convene an independent Panel of three (3) in order to make a determination on the issues of the complaint, consisting of one (1) Honorary Lifetime Member, one (1) Member of the Executive and one (1) Member of the Board of Control. These Members may be drawn from secret ballot by 1. In the case of the Honorary Lifetime Member by pooling the names of Honorary Lifetime Members who would wish to assist in the adjudication and making a draw from those names 2. In the case of the Member of the OCA Executive and the Board of Control; by employing a draw of the names of all said Members of the OCA Executive and the Board of Control and drawing one name from that pool (1 draw per body in separate pools).

In the event that the subject of the complaint involves any person eligible to be a member of the Panel that person shall be disqualified from being a Panel Member. In the event that persons eligible to be a Panel Member are, teammates, former teammates or alumni of the subject of a complaint those persons will be disqualified from sitting on the Panel. Other disqualifications may be contemplated upon reasonable grounds of the OCA Executive and the Board of Control and those grounds are not limited by this clause.
The Panel shall convene a hearing at a date and time agreeable to the aggrieved party and the Panel and shall allow the aggrieved party and any other Member party that wishes to have voice in the proceedings, whom shall also send their position in writing to the Panel, by giving Notice to the membership of the OCA via email advising them of the time and place of the hearing and requesting any Member submit their position within five (5) days of the Notice being delivered. The Secretary shall have the responsibility of delivering said Notice to the OCA Membership.

The time period for setting a hearing shall be within reason and in respect to all of the parties' availability but shall not exceed three (3) months from the date of the Notice of the Complaint recognizing that the Panel Members will operate in a volunteer capacity.
Upon convening the hearing the Panel shall determine the matters in issue by first; announcing whether any Member parties wish to have voice in the proceedings and then deciding whether they have grounds to be involved in the hearing. The aggrieved party shall have one (1) hour to state their position and any other party determined to have standing in the hearing shall have twenty (20) minutes to state their position. The aggrieved party may have a right of reply to any other parties' submissions. The time limits with respect to the reply shall be determined by the sitting Panel. The Panel shall deliver its decision either orally or in writing and must make a recording of the proceedings. The Panel may render a decision at the hearing or at a later date within a reasonable time period.

This procedure shall be followed in respect to any dispute resolution that arises within the perview of the OCA's operations.

Section 7
The Board of Control is empowered to appoint committees and/or subcommittees considered necessary for the efficient performance of the OCA and may select any member of the OCA to serve thereon, as well as, an official delegate and alternate to Cricket Canada. Such committees must be truly representative of all members. The delegate to the CC will attend all meetings of the Board of Control.

Article VIII

Interpretation

The following interpretations shall apply in this constitution:-

1) May shall be construed as permissive
2) Shall and must are to be construed as imperative
3) Where he, his or her is used, it shall be construed to include members of both genders
4) Junior shall be construed to include any person who, as of September 1 of the year in question, is under the age of nineteen (19) years
5) Club shall be construed to include any school, college, university or organization which fields one or more cricket teams.

Article IX

Rules of Order

Section 1

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern all OCA meetings.

Article X

Meetings of the OCA

Section 1
(i) All meetings of the OCA shall be called in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 2, and shall be open to Members in good standing unless otherwise stated or indicated

If the President fails to call an Annual General Meeting at the expiration of twelve (12) months after the preceding Annual General Meeting, then such a meeting shall be called by the 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, 3rd VP , 4th VP, Secretary or Treasurer, in that order, after consulting with the Board of Control members. Should the above mentioned officers fail to call an Annual General Meeting, then any member of the Board of Control may, after consulting with other members of the Board of Control, and by a two-third majority vote, set a date for such a meeting. The time of the meeting shall nonetheless, be in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of this Article.

(ii) The names of all delegates (and any substitutions) to any meeting of the OCA shall be submitted to the Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting.

Section 2
Special Annual General Meetings:

(i) There shall be, where possible, at least one (1) Special Annual General Meetings annually which shall be open to all members. (See ‘Membership' Article III).

(ii) The Annual General Meeting of the OCA shall be called with at least six (6) weeks' notice prior, at such a place as the President may decide (See Article X Section 1) and shall be for the purpose of electing officers, receiving written reports from Officers and Committee Chairs', and for any other business that may arise.

iii) The Order of business at the Bi-Annual General Meeting shall be:

1. Roll Call and Introductory remarks by Chairperson
2. Reading and approval of Minutes of preceding AGM
3. Business arising from the Minutes
4. Unfinished Business
5. Correspondence
6. Reports
7. Amendments to the Constitution and/or By-Laws
8. Election of Officers and Appointment of Auditor
9. New Business
10. Adjournment

The Order of Business at the Interim AGM and Semi-Annual General meeting shall be the same as in Article X Section 2 (iii) except that Elections need only be included as applicable.

Section 3 Special Meetings may be called at any time:-

• By the President or

• Upon a written request of a majority of Board of Control which includes

- a majority of the Executive Officers and

- a majority of the Full Members

The Purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the notice. With the exception of emergency situations, at least fourteen (14) days notice shall be given prior to such a meeting.

In an Emergency situation, twenty-four (24) hours notice shall be the minimum required.

The Order of business of a Special Meeting shall consist only of those matters for which it was called, unless the members present agree by a two-thirds majority to consider other matters of an urgent or necessary nature.

Section 4 Board of Control Meetings (BOCM)

There shall be two (3) Board of Control Meetings annually. The meetings shall be called with thirty days notice.

The Order of Business at BOCM shall be:

1. Roll Call and Opening remarks by Chairperson

2. Reading and approval of minutes of preceding Board of Control Meeting

3. Business arising from the Minutes

4. Unfinished Business

5. Correspondence

6. Reports

7. New Business

8. Time of Next Meeting

9. Adjournment

At the first BOC meeting subsequent to the AGM, the BOC shall select the several committee Chairpersons necessary for the efficient performance of the OCA, the Auditor, as well as the OCA delegate (and alternate) to the CCA.

Section 5 Executive Meetings

The Executive shall meet to deal with the business of the OCA as required on at least seven (7) days notice, except in the case of emergency, at which time twenty-four (24) hours notice shall be given.

The President shall prescribe the Order of Business at an Executive Meeting.

Section 6

Committee Meetings

Meetings of all Committees shall be convened by their respective Chairpersons.

Section 7 Quorum

(1) The quorum at a General Meeting shall be representation of both, a majority of all voting Member organizations and the Executive Officers.

(2) A quorum of the Board of Control shall be representation of a majority of both the Executive Officers and delegates of FULL Financial Member organizations (all voting members)

(3) A quorum of the Executive shall be representation of a majority of the Officers

(4) A quorum of any Committee shall be representation of a majority of its members.

Section 8 Delegates

(1) Meetings of General Assembly (Except Election of Officers)

(a) The President may exercise an original vote or a casting vote

(b) Other Officers of the OCA shall each have one (1) vote

(c) All FULL Financial members shall have three (3) voting delegates

(d) Proxy voting shall be permitted in writing for FULL Financial Members only.

All delegates to General or Board of Control Meetings are to be named seventy-two (72) hours in advance and any changes should be forwarded to the Secretary, prior to commencement of the Meeting.

(2) League Votes

The following voting privileges were approved at the OCA SAGM and it was agreed to include the information in the constitution at the AGM:

TDCA - 5 Votes

HDCL - 3 Votes

OVCC - 3 Votes

SOCA - 3 Votes

CCCAT - 3 Votes

BCL - 3 Votes

SCA - 3 Votes

TCA - 3 Votes

CPCI - 1 Vote

CanadaT20 League - 1 Vote

Article XI

Finances

Section 1
The financial year of the OCA shall end March 31st of the calendar year

The audited records of the OCA must be reviewed by presentation at the AGM, a copy of which shall be made available to any Member in good standing requesting such information. A review of the finances can be ordered by the Board of Control or requested at the Annual General Meeting by any Member in good standing.

Section 2
Annual fees and any other financial assessment shall be regulated by the Board of Control and shall be paid to the Treasurer of the OCA. Such fees and dues shall be due and payable annually in advance of June 1st of each year, or at the date of a members' admission to membership. Members shall pay all fees, dues and financial assessments by deadline set The Treasurer may extend the June 1st deadline by thirty (30) days after notification to a member who has become delinquent. Failure to remit all monies owing to OCA may result in the suspension of the offenders' voting rights. If such a condition continues for a period of three months (90) days from June 1st, the member(s) may be subject to the suspension of all membership rights until such time as the outstanding debt is paid in full.


Section 3
All monies shall be paid into one or more bank accounts in the name of the ‘OCA' and all cheques and drafts shall be signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the President or Secretary.

Section 4
Out of monies collected, there will be remittance to the Canadian Cricket Association (the fee payable to it), and the balance, if any, shall be used in payment of other expenses of the OCA at the discretion of the Executives.

Section 5
All deeds, contacts and or any other contractual arrangement made or issued on behalf of OCA shall be signed by the President and countersigned by the Treasurer or Secretary. If the Treasurer is unable to sign due to his resignation or incapacitation, then the President and the Secretary shall be the only signers.

Section 6
No disbursement in excess of $500 shall be made without authorization by the Executive, unless such disbursement is within the budgetary limits or in accordance with financial guidelines established by the Board of Control

Section 7
The OCA shall have the right to receive donations, gifts and subscriptions in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and Canada governing the same for the benefit of Ontario Cricket generally, and may require payment to be made to it of part of the proceeds of the gate receipts, donations, sales of programs and other sources of income, when teams representing Ontario are playing.

Where funds are required for any special purposes, the OCA shall take such steps as are necessary to make the necessary appeals and requests, and the members of the OCA shall cooperate with the Board of Control on whatever arrangements may be made by them. Any complaint made in respect of funds made for available for special purposes may be the subject of the dispute resolution procedure outlined herein.

NOTE: By allowing internal expenditures to be scrutinized by an independent panel gives openness and transparency to the organization and a form of oversight that is generally a good business practice, i.e. – If Members believe there have been inappropriate expenditures a hearing can be held.

At General Meetings, all voting member organizations must be in good financial standing to be permitted to vote.

Article XII

Elections

Section 1
The Election of Officers, as well as the appointment of an Auditor andHonorary-Life Members of the OCA shall take place at the Annual General Meeting or at any Special Meeting called for that purpose.

Section 2
Nomination in writing (advance) or from the floor can be made for all Officers at the Annual General Meeting

Section 3
All candidates for office must be present or have provided written confirmation of acceptance of nomination to the Secretary, and be members in good standing in the OCA and their respective organization

Section 4
The Election of officers shall proceed in the following order:

(1) President

(2) First Vice-President

(3) Second Vice-President

(4) Third V-P

(5) Fourth V-P

(6) Secretary

(7)Treasurer

Section 5
All elections shall be by a secret ballot and decided by a simple majority of the votes cast.

Section 6
As an election for each office is called, the nominator of each candidate or the candidate himself may speak to the delegates for not more than three (3) minutes on behalf of the candidate. While a nominator is required, no seconder is required at elections.

Section 7
The Chairperson of Elections shall announce after each ballot:

(a) The number of eligible voters

(b) The numbers of ballots cast

(c) The number of ballots cast for each candidate

(d) The number of spoiled ballots, if any.

Section 8
The Executive shall have the privilege of nominating a scrutiniser, who shall be entitled to observe all phases of election, and the counting of ballots for that particular office.

Section 9
In the event of a close decision, any member may request a recount.

Section 10
In the event of there being more than two (2) candidates for the same office, the candidate receiving the fewest votes shall be dropped from the ballot whenever a simple majority of the vote cast is not accorded to any candidate. This procedure shall be repeated until a candidate receives a simple majority.

Article XIII
Membership - Processes

Section 1
A Full member shall be accepted into the OCA at a Special Annual General Meeting, or an AGM, by two-thirds majority of those present and voting, provided that:

(a) The applicant have submitted to the Board of Control through the Secretary, a written application for membership, a list of current elected Executives, number of Clubs and members, a copy of their existing Constitution, a copy of their registration certificate as a ‘Not for Profit organization, evidence that it is capable of operating a League with a minimum of six (6) teams, and a copy of their previous and current financial statements

(b) The application shall be accompanied by the ‘Application Fee' as determined by the Board of Control. If the application is accepted, the application fee' shall be credited towards the first year of membership fee which will be greater than the application fee. If the application is rejected, then an amount less an ‘application processing fee' will be reimbursed. The processing fee shall be determined by the Board of Control and shall be made known to the applicant at the time of processing. The ‘application fee' is not refundable if the applicant withdraws membership request after it is processed and approved.

(C) The Executive shall review the application and accompanied documents and upon finding that the applicant meets all requirements and possesses the necessary qualifications for the applicable membership in the OCA; ad having so found, shall make their recommendation to the General Meeting of the OCA prior to a vote being taken.

(d) Any member making application to become a Full Member must have been previously accepted as an Associate Member and must have been a member of the OCA in that capacity for one (1) year

(e) An applicant shall be declared a full member subsequent to approval at an AGM or SAGM only upon receipt of full payment of annual dues for the first year.

Section 2
All member organizations shall be duly constituted and shall submit to the OCA their constitution/By-Laws, ‘Not for Profit' certification with any subsequent amendments that are made from time to time. No article of their constitution/By-Laws shall be at variance with the intention of the OCA Constitution. Where such variance exists, the constitution of the OCA shall be the binding authority. The Member league shall have the option to correct the variance and re-submit same to the OCA.

Section 3
Member organizations may admit new member clubs into the OCA, No club may be a member of more than one (1) League, Association or Council. Furthermore, any club may transfer from one (1) organization to another with the consent of both organizations, and the OCA Executive. In the event of a lack of consensus in this matter, the Board of Control shall decide by two thirds majority. All such changes shall be reported to the Secretary of the OCA.

Section 6 Consolidation
If two (2) or more member organizations wish to merge or consolidate and remain within the OCA, they shall make their intention known to the Secretary in the form of a letter detailing the reasons, and shall further make themselves available to furnish any additional information as required. The letter shall be treated as an Application for Membership in the OCA.

Article XIV

Discipline

Section 1
The OCA will monitor disciplinary measures levied by Member Organizations to any player to ensure that disciplinary measures are respected and enforced by all associated Leagues. This includes the transfer or participation of suspended players between member organizations.

Section 2
Any member found to be in transgression of Section 1 will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension of their membership.

Section 3
Any member whose conduct and behaviour is found to be detrimental to the OCA may be suspended by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board of Control.

Section 4
Any Member, whose conduct and behaviour is found to be detrimental to the OCA, and have been suspended, shall have a right of hearing by following the OCA dispute resolution procedure. The Board of Control shall have the right to suspend any member before a hearing is convened.

Section 5
Any Member League that wishes to join another Cricket or parallel Organization, within the Province of Ontario, must advise the Secretary of the OCA before becoming a member. Failure to do so, and upon discovery of such actions, the OCA Executives reserves the right to notify that member of their in-voluntary withdrawal from the Association

The Member League may appeal the decision of the OCA, in writing, within thirty (30) days from the date of notice, and the aforementioned Complaint Resolution Process shall be followed

Article XV Dissolution

In the event the Ontario Cricket Association dissolves at any time, its' assets and liabilities shall revert to those FULL member organizations which are in good financial standing with the OCA for the current year in proportions to be determined on the basis as that of fee assessment.

The most recent Amendments of this Constitution were ADOPTED andPASSED by the Executives and Director

The most recent Amendments of this Constitution were ADOPTED andPASSED by the Executives and Board of Control

Dated: On the thirty first Day of October 2010.

Signatories

President __________________________________

Mohan Kendal

Secretary ___________________________________

Jim Persad

Treasurer ___________________________________

Saquib Sheikh

APPENDIX 1 League Jurisdictions

The jurisdictions of the present constituent full Member Leagues are as follows:

1) Hamilton and District Cricket League (HDCL) City Limits of Hamilton as defined by the Hamilton Municipal Council/ Ontario Provincial Legislation as well as all regions presently affiliated to the HDCL
2) Ottawa Valley Cricket Council (OVCC)
All areas of the Ottawa Valley as prescribed by the Charter of the OVCC
3) Toronto and District Cricket Association (T&DCA)
City limits of Toronto as defined by the City of Toronto, with the exception of the municipal boundaries of Etobicoke, Scarborough and North York.
4) Southern Ontario Cricket Association (SOCA)
City limits of Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge-Galt and Guelph, extending to Windsor.
5) The Canadian Commonwealth Cricket Association/League of Toronto (CCCAT) City limits and boundaries of North York and Vaughan as defined by the City of Toronto.
6) Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) City limits and boundaries of Scarborough as defined by the City of Toronto.
7) Brampton Cricket League (BCL) City limits and boundaries of Brampton as defined by Peel Region.
8) Toronto Cricket Alliance (TCA)
9) Canadian Professional Cricket Inc. (CPCI) - (T20 League)


Additionally the following body shall have the same jurisdictional rights for the territories outlined below:
a) Etobicoke and District Cricket League (EDCL) City limits and boundaries of Etobicoke as defined by the City of Toronto.

NOTE 1
The jurisdiction contemplated herein includes the administration of all playing fields and facilities provided under the umbrella of all government agencies, municipalities, Provincial and Federal. For geographical areas not stated here the same jurisdictional principles will be applied going forward, as provided for by the applicable rules of this Constitution.

NOTE 2
In cases of playing fields which are presently under permit to a Full Member, but which lies outside the above jurisdictional provisions, such playing fields shall continue to be administered as per said permits.