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GMCL Social Media Policy

 

Greater Manchester Cricket League –Social Media Policy

 

The Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL) Board will use Twitter as its only Social Media output.

GMCL will use Twitter to issue official notices, statements and links to relevant cricket information for its member clubs and cricket boards as required.

GMCL will not respond to direct tweets unless absolutely necessary and reasonable to do so, questions should always be addressed to the league at GtrMcrCricket@mail.com

GMCL will follow the policy below in all its postings to Twitter.

 

GMCL fully acknowledges and recognises all member clubs’ and registered club members’ rights to manage their own Social Media outputs and issue their own statements and considered comment on general cricket matters and on any specific GMCL match or event. The league does, however, expect all member clubs’ or registered club players or members’ social media postings relating to the game, their club or GMCL to be constructive and relevant given the unrestricted audience of Social Media sites.

The following conditions apply to any social media posting which relates either directly, or indirectly, to GMCL, its officials, its member clubs or its registered players. These conditions also apply to any posting that might reasonably be regarded as reflecting on the league in any way.

No social media posting may be made by a member club, registered player or registered member which:

  • Contains any threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language or language which may be considered to be harassment, intimidation, bullying or victimisation.
  • Discriminates on any grounds of race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, faith, sexual orientation, social class or disability.
  • Is detrimental to the interests of GMCL or to the game of cricket in general, or which brings GMCL or the game of cricket into disrepute.
  • The individual could reasonably be expected to know would implicate a third party in any disciplinary or legal hearings. This may include, but is not restricted to, the copying and redistribution of any third party social media posting.
  • The individual might reasonably be expected to know would undermine the unity of a team, and or the standing of GMCL in general.
  • Discloses any matter which is confidential to their club. This may include, but is not restricted to, team selection, tactics & injuries.

All registered players/members are reminded that while an individual’s opinions may not represent those of their club or GMCL, they can very easily reflect on their club or league. As such, all registered players/members are expected to consider the club and league values in any social media postings that they choose to make. 

Any club or registered player/member failing to adhere to this code of conduct may face disciplinary measures from the league and may be suspended or banned from representing their club in GMCL competition.

Given the potentially severe sanctions following any breach of the code, clubs and registered players/members should keep all login details and passwords secure.

If you are a league club or registered player/member with concerns or if you believe that you are being harassed, bullied or victimised as a result of another member’s posting, it is open to you to take the necessary action but you should notify the league of your concerns by e-mail to GtrMcrCricket@mail.com

 

GMCL Board of Directors – updated Jan 2018