Indoor Development League Korfball Rules 2007/8
Walkover victory : When a
ruling results in a walkover victory being awarded to a team, that victory
shall be classed as a 5-0 win.
Cancellations and Rearrangements
1.1.1 Once a match has been
scheduled with the agreement of both clubs postponement of a fixture
will not be allowed.
1.1.2 If a team is unable to attend
a fixture, that team must give at least 72 hours notice of the postponement to
the opposing team AND the Fixtures Officer.
188.8.131.52 It is the Offending Team’s
responsibility to inform the referee.
184.108.40.206 In the event that a referee
attends an abandoned match because the offending team does not inform the
referee they shall also pay the referee’s match fee to the referee
220.127.116.11 Teams giving less than the
required 72 hours notice to the opposition will be responsible for the FULL
cost of the hall fees for the cancelled match, regardless of whether that team
was playing home or away.
18.104.22.168 Failure to attend a
fixture will result in the opposing team being awarded a walkover victory
for the fixture. If both teams fail to attend a fixture the result
will be void, no points being awarded to either team.
1.1.3 No ‘doubling-up of results’
will be permitted.
and Non Attendance
1.2.1 If a team is more than 15
minutes late for a fixture, the opposing team may claim a walkover victory, or
choose to play a shorter match in the time remaining. The referee must be
informed of the decision before any play begins.
22.214.171.124 If a walkover is claimed,
then any ‘friendly’ play which takes place after the decision has been made
will not have any bearing on the league, providing the referee is informed
BEFORE play begins. A team that chooses to play a shorter match, will NOT
be able to declare the match a friendly AFTER the match. Similarly, a
team that chooses a walkover will not be able to reverse this decision after
any ‘friendly’ play begins.
126.96.36.199 The Results Officer must be
informed of the situation immediately after the match. It is the referee’s
responsibility to do this.
188.8.131.52 If a walkover is claimed,
the home team may claim the FULL cost of the hall fee from the offending
team. The offending team will also be responsible for paying the
refereeing fee to the referee.
184.108.40.206 The ‘15 minute late’
deadline means that, in the opinion of the referee, players must be on the
pitch and ready to play at that time, not getting changed or any other reason.
220.127.116.11 If any ‘friendly’ play
takes place and a player is sent off then this will be treated as if the match
was a league match and the sent off player will be dealt with under Rule 4.2.
1.2.2 Teams failing to attend a
fixture will be treated as if they have given less than the required period of
notice for cancellation.
1.3.1 If a match is abandoned due
to circumstances for which one of the teams is responsible, the other
team will be awarded a walkover victory.
1.3.2 If a match is abandoned due
to circumstances beyond the teams’ control (e.g. serious injury), if less than
half the match has been played the result will be void, no points being
awarded to either team.. If more than half the match has been played, the score
should stand as that when the match was abandoned.
In either of the above
circumstances, the Results Officer must be informed. The Results Officer’s
decision about the nature of the abandonment will be final.
2.1.1 The home club will be
responsible for providing referees for each fixture and any choice if
more than one CKA approved referee is available.
2.1.2 The referee can be any
CKA approved referee, including those from the clubs participating
in the match.
2.1.3 Each club is responsible for
ensuring that it has enough approved referees to be able to fulfil its
2.1.4 There can be no objections,
for example from the team captains, to any CKA approved referee. A
stand-in referee can be used who is not CKA approved, but this must have the
approval of both team captains.
2.2.1 Any club not providing an
appropriate, CKA approved referee to an allocated fixture will not be fined by
18.104.22.168 Where the match doesn’t take
place the home team are responsible for the hall costs.
2.2.2 A referee who is more than 15
minutes late to a fixture will be classed as absent.
2.2.3 In the event of an absent
referee the match may go ahead if both captains agree to allow another person
to referee the match. In this case the stand-in referee need not be CKA
approved, but must have the approval of both team captains.
2.2.4 If a refereeing club knows in
advance that they will be unable to attend a fixture they may attempt to
organise a CKA approved replacement. In such a case the team originally
allocated the refereeing commitment is still ultimately responsible for the
referee’s attendance and liable to any fines incurred.
2.3.1 It is the responsibility of
the referee to provide a match form for the fixture (available from the Results
Officer), and ensure that it is completed and sent to the Results Officer
within one week of the match .
2.3.2 It is the responsibility of
the home team to pay the refereeing fee on completion of the fixture (unless
the rules regarding match attendance have been broken, see section 1).
22.214.171.124 If a team fails to do this,
the referee should inform the Results Officer.
2.3.3 All comments about refereeing
standards should be directed to the CKA Refereeing Officer. The CKA Refereeing
Officer will review the standard of individual referees if necessary and may
revoke the referee’s approved status if necessary.
3.1.1 Two points will be awarded
for a win, one for a draw and nothing for losing.
3.1.2 For those teams tied on
points then league positions will be decided by goal difference, then by goals
3.2.1 There is no promotion or
relegation from the Development League.
4.1.1 All players should be
registered with the BKA as soon as possible after starting to play in the
Cambridge Indoor Korfball Development League.
4.1.2 If both teams are short of
players at the start of the match then the match may still be played if there
are at least 6 pairs of matched players (i.e. same sex). If there are
insufficient numbers to fulfil this criteria, the result will be declared null
and void (i.e. no points will be scored by either team) and the hall and
refereeing costs will be shared between the two clubs involved.
4.1.3 There is no restriction on
who can play for a team in the Development League.
4.1.4 All junior (under 18) players
must be approved by the CKA i.e. an underage player request form for the player
must be completed and approved by the CKA committee, before they can
play in the CKA Development League. If a junior player who has not been
approved plays in the CKA Development League then the penalties are :-
team shall be deemed to have lost the match and the match will be awarded to
the opposition as a walkover victory
the team shall be deducted 2 points
■ AND the club shall be fined £20
4.2.1 Following a yellow or red
card being issued in a match, BKA guidelines for all disciplinary matters will
4.2.2 The CKA may take action
following a match, regardless of whether a red or yellow card was issued
4.3.1 All league matches will be
played to the latest IKF Rules of Korfball
4.3.2 Each team shall be entitled to one
4.3.3 The Home team is responsible
for providing a ball for the match.
4.3.4 Matches shall nominally
consist of 5 minutes warm up, 2 halves of 25 minutes, 2 minutes for timeouts
with 3 minutes for half time.
4.3.5 The home team shall select
which end to attack and set out first. The home team shall have the throw off
to start the first half, and the away team to start the second half.
5.1.1 The first half of the season
is defined as being between the dates of the 30th September and the
31st December of the year in which the competition commences. The
second half of the season shall be between the 1st January and the
30th April of the following year.
126.96.36.199 All matches must be played
by the end of the half of the season in which they were scheduled to be played
by the Fixtures Officer, i.e. all first half matches must be played by 31st
December and all second half matches must be played by 30th April.
Results for matches which have not been played in time will be decided by the
agreement of the following 3 CKA Officers, Fixtures, Results and Chair.
5.2.1 The cost of hall bookings and
referee fees for individual fixtures are to be met by the home team, unless a
rule infringement has occurred which entitles the home team to claim the fees
from the opposition (as indicated in the relevant rules).
5.3.1 Any problems should be
referred to the Results Officer as soon as they arise.
5.3.2 In all matters relating to
the league, the decision of the Results Officer will be final.
5.4.1 All teams must have access to
a first aid kit for their home matches.
6.1.1 The league entry fees will be
£15 for each team a club enters into the Cambridgeshire Korfball Development
6.1.2 Fees are to be paid to the
CKA Treasurer before the start of the season’s competition.
6.2.1 The Referee’s fee for
attending a match shall be £5.