KSRA CODE OF CONDUCT

1.GENERAL

PURPOSE

The purpose of the code of conduct is to ensure an orderly conduct during participation in INTERNATIONAL SQUASH EVENTS (THE GAMES) and the ENTIRE TRAINING PERIOD.

The code of conduct will constitute the exclusive basis of disciplinary action against any player/parent/coach during training period and participation of the Games.

APPLICABILITY

This code is applicable as stated herein to the player/parent/coach.  KSRA may initiate action under this code.

2. PLAYERS’ AND PARENTS’ BEHAVIOUR.

Players and parents must conform to the highest standards of conduct at all times.

a) Public Relations

No player or parent shall at any time give, make, issue, authorize or endorse any public statement which will have an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interest of KSRA or the sport of squash.

b) Audible obscenity.

Players shall not use any audible obscenity within the precinct of the Games/training facility. For purposes of this rule, Audible Obscenity is defined as the use of words commonly known and understood to be profane and uttered clearly and loudly enough to be heard by the referee, official or spectators.

c) Visible Obscenity

Players shall not make any obscene gestures of any kind within the precincts of Games/training facility

For the purpose of this rule, visible obscenity is defined as the making of signs by a player with his hands and /or racket or ball that commonly have an obscene meaning or import to reasonable people.

d) Abuse of Ball

Players shall not violently, dangerously or with anger, hit kick or throw a squash ball within the precincts of Games/training facility except in the reasonable pursuit of a point during a match. For the purpose of this rule, abuse of ball is defined as intentional hitting a ball out of the enclosure of the court, hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting/throwing a ball with negligent of the consequences.

e) Abuse of racket or Equipment

Players shall not violently, dangerously or with anger, hit kick or throw a racket or other equipment within the precincts of the Games/training facility.

For the purpose of this rule, abuse of rackets or equipment is defined as intentionally, dangerously and violently destroying or damaging racket equipment or intentionally and violently hitting the court walls or floor, during a match out of anger or frustration.

f) Verbal Abuse

Player shall not at any time verbally abuse any player, coach, official, opponent spectator or other person within the precincts of the Games/training facility

For the purpose of this rule, verbal abuse is defined as a statement directed at a player, coach, official, opponent spectator or other person that implies dishonesty, derogatory, insulting or is otherwise abusive.

g) Physical Abuse

Player shall not at any time physically abuse any player, coach, official, opponent, spectator or other person within the precincts of the Games/training facility.

For the purpose of this rule, physical abuse is the unauthorized confrontation of a player, coach, official, opponent, spectator or other person.

h) Unsportsmanlike Conduct.

Players shall at all times conduct themselves in a sports like manner and give due regard to the authority of officials and the rights of opponents, spectators and others during the Games/training period.

For the purpose of this rule, unsportsmanlike conduct is defined as any misconduct by a player that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport but that does not fall within the prohibition of any specific on-site offense contained herein.

In addition unsportsmanlike conduct shall include, but not be limited to, the giving, making, issuing, authorizing or endorsing any public statement having or designed to have an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interest of KSRA, The Games and/or the officiating thereof and shall include failure to participate in all official functions as required by KSRA or the Commonwealth Games organizers.

i) Antidoping Rules and Regulations

The Player undertakes to adhere fully to the anti-doping rules and regulations as specified by world anti-doping agency (WADA) and Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) and in full compliance with the Kenya Sports Act. This includes availing oneself for testing if requested by the ADAK team.

3. DISCIPLINE AND PUNCTUALITY

a) All players must always be on time for training/Matches/Games.

b) All players must show and exhibit complete respect, decorum and obedience to the Coaches and Trainers during the entire training and Games period.

c) Any concerns during the Games and training period, must be reported to KSRA immediately in writing.

d) The breach of any provisions of this code will result in disciplinary action as deemed fit by KSRA.

e) The decision of KSRA as pertains to this code of conduct will be final and binding.

KSRA Code of Conduct 2017