Memorandum of Understanding
The collective bargaining agreement between the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) and Cricket Australia (CA) relating to the employment of male CA, State, Rookie and BBL contracted cricketers in Australia is known as the "Memorandum of Understanding" or "MOU".
The ACA and CA entered into terms for the current MOU (covering the period from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2017) on 22 June 2012.
Codes and Policies
There are a series of CA rules, codes and regulations which apply to all current players under their CA, State or Rookie player contracts.
- CA Anti-Doping Policy
- CA Code of Behaviour
- CA Anti-Corruption Code
- CA Illicit Substances Rule
- CA Racial and Religious Vilification Policy
- Anti-Harassment Policy
Players may also be subject to applicable ICC codes and policies.
The ICC Anti-Doping Code now states that it applies to applicable players (those who have participated in at least one International Match in the previous 12 months) at all times of the year (both inside and outside competition). Players included in the ICC's Registered Testing Pool or National Player Pool must also comply with the ICC Whereabouts Requirements for Out-of-Competition Testing.
Both the Cricket Australia Anti-Doping Policy and ICC Anti-Doping Code adopt the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List. The current version of the WADA Prohibited List can be obtained from the WADA website.
Players agree under standard CA and State contracts to comply with the ICC Code of Conduct.
The ICC Code of Conduct, ICC Anti Corruption Code and ICC Anti-Racism Code each provide that they apply to all cricketers from the time of their selection in any playing or touring team or squad for an International Match or Tour until they have not participated in an International Match for at least three months.
Players should also be aware of the ICC regulations regarding "Disapproved Cricket", which provide severe penalties for players who participate in "Disapproved Cricket".
Players participating in the Champions League T20 tournament or in overseas domestic cricket (Such as the Indian Premier League) are also required to agree to be subject to the codes and policies governing those competitions.
The above regulations, codes and policies may also apply to ACA members in their capacity as coaches or officials.
For specific advice, ACA members are encouraged to contact the ACA's Legal Counsel on 613 9698 7200.