Cricket owes much of its appeal and enjoyment to the fact that it should be played not only according to the Laws, but also within the Spirit of Cricket.
The major responsibility for ensuring fair play rests with the captains; but extends to all players, umpires, and, especially in junior cricket, teachers, coaches and parents.
Respect is central to the Spirit of Cricket
Respect your captain, team-mates, opponents and the authority of the umpires.
Play hard and play fair.
Accept the umpires decision.
Create a positive atmosphere by your own conduct, and encourage others to do likewise.
Show self-discipline, even when things go against you.
Congratulate the opposition on their successes, and enjoy those of your own team.
Thank the officials and your opposition at the ned of the match, whatever the result.
Cricket is an exciting game that encourages leadership, friendship and teamwork, which brings together people from different nationalities, cultures, and religions, especially when played with the Spirit of Cricket.
If you feel that any opponent has acted against the Spirit of the Game – immediately inform your captain and the umpire of exactly what has been said or what action has offended you. DO NOT WAIT. DO NOT RETALIATE. DO NOT TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION.
If you feel that any of your team has acted or is about to act against the Spirit of the Game immediately take appropriate action. SPEAK TO HIM. IF YOUR TEAM IS FIELDING MOVE HIM TO A POSITION WHERE HE CAN DO NO MORE HARM.