MOU, Codes & Policies

Memorandum of Understanding

The collective bargaining agreement between the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) and Cricket Australia (CA) relating to the employment of CA, State, Rookie and BBL/WBBL 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 August 2017 to 30 June 2022) on 3 August 2017.

ACA members can access further documentation in relation to the MOU through the Members section of this website.

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.
These include:

  1. Memo - Cricket Australia 2018-19 Codes and Policies Update 
  2. Minimum Standards for Players’ and Match Officials’ Areas at Domestic Matches
  3. Anti-Harassment Code for Players and Player Support Personnel
  4. Anti-Corruption Code
  5. Cricket Australia Anti-Doping Code
  6. Anti-Racism Code for Players and Player Support Personnel
  7. Cricket Australia Illicit Substances Rule
  8. Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel
  9. State Clothing and Equipment Regulations

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.

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