Trustees FIGURE HEAD NEEDED FOR INCORPORATION NO BEARING ON PLANNING OR DAY TO DAY ACTIVITY IN ANY MANNER NO WEIGHTWAGE ON SELECTION IN DECISION MAKING POSITIONS 1.AVINASH GAJE 2.RANJITH RAJAN 3.VIPIN BHARDWAJ 4.VIVEK NAIR 5.MAHENDRA DHAMDERE 6.AMIN KHATRI 7.SACHIN SINHA
Executive Committee Voluntary Body Nominees, Proposed by Teams Selected through a Polling Process by Team Captains Last two years, with huge growth, all nominees absorbed Responsible for the functioning of the League, the Season, and achieving short and long term goals Nominees all were selected as Members 2010, 16 nominees all were selected
Committee Functioning Three / Four person Committee deliberates, look into designated issues They have to provide solution in a fixed time frame They Propose Solutions /Option to the remaining EC members Most of the time their recommendations are adopted If the resolution does not come in, voting is done to decide on issues, their options have to be voted upon in 24 hrs timeframe, based on majority vote decision is adopted IT IS A COMPLETELY DEMOCRATIC EPROCESS IT BRINGS PARTICPATION FROM ALL AND A FOCUS ON ACTIVITIES TO MAINTAIN IMPARTIALITY, IF A MEMBER TEAM IS INVOLVED, EVEN THOUGH HE MAY BE PART OF THAT COMMITTEE, AS A GROUND RULE THAT MEMBER HAS TO STAY AWAY WITHOUT ANY EXCEPTIONS
NJSBCL Committees 2010 Format and Schedule Committee Vivek,Ketan, Abhy Waivers, Record keeping /On going stats/Website Sachin, Bala, Vick, Rahul Rules / Timing /Umpiring/Grounds Mani, Ranjith, Sri Dispute Resolution Amin, Vipul, Parag
OFFICERS POSITIONS President, Treasurer, Secretary & 4 Vice Presidents OBJECTIVE : To promote the key elements, long term vision, creating visibility, buzz, generate ad revenues to create infrastructure, facilities, and creating a platform for the future QUALIFICATIONS Minimum one year as EC member Background of outstanding work and involvement required over the past seasons PROCESS EC members for the season select Officers Nomination and Election process
OFFICERS 2010 PRESIDENT - AVINASH GAJE SECRETARY – VIVEK NAIR TREASURER – MAHENDRA DHAMDERE VP MARKETING – AMIN KHATRI VP PUBLIC RELATIONS – RANJITH RAJAN VP OPS & COMMUNICATIONS – MANIKANDAN VP IT – SACHIN SINHA
NJSBCL - Vision To promote and establish, the sport of softball cricket as a minority sport in the state of New Jersey. Major thrust has been given to promote cricket in schools, colleges and universities. League also aims to bring together sport of cricket, its players, families, spectators, local & county officials and administrators
2010 Season Highlights Team registrations up from 52 to 68; Final count will be decided after vetting This season will have two or three divisions; Format & Scheduling committee is working on creating the format for the season There will not be any inter-division moves mid-season this year. Bottom teams from higher division will move to lower division and top teams from lower division will move to higher division at end of season Target Season Time-line – Schedule announcement – 04/09/10 First round games begin - 04/17/10 Finals (tentative) - 10/2/10 Team / Player Stats – Up-to-date team / player stats will be available at site as soon as game score cards are posted Starting this season, a player will need to have played a minimum of games in round robin before he becomes eligible to play in the knock out rounds
2010 Season Highlights An Annual Gala awards night is being planned for this season after the Finals Ground Permits / League Insurance – Townships / Counties have different processes for issuing ground permits in their respective areas. NJSBCL is working with few teams / townships to get permits for playing fields in North, Central & South Jersey. All queries on this please send to You can soon follow NJSBCL on face book & twitter NJSBCL is in negotiations with sponsors for the 2010 season
Innings definition In NJSBCL each game consists of 2 innings of 16 overs each Each bowler can bowl a maximum of 4 overs Player registration & movement All teams have to register their players at NJSBCL. No player will be allowed to play without accepting the waiver. Only teams with atleast 14 players registered will be included in schedule New teams have to declare their home-grounds Captains and Umpires have the right to verify list of registered players before start of match Once registered with a team, a player cannot switch teams after 3 matches Tie Breaker For Round-robin rounds rules will be applied in following order –The winner of the head to head competition. If still equal –The team with the highest net run rate, (TOTAL NRR for the round against all teams, as you see on Points table on NJSBCL website –If we have a TIE on NRR to third decimal place, we will use NRR against common opponents to break the TIE For Knock-out rounds –Tie breaker will be in the form of a super over as per rules defined in the rules book Rules Overview
Grounds Each team with a home ground gets to play around 50% of matches in home ground Grounds must satisfy general conditions specified in the rules book Points Related - Win = 10 points Tie = 5 points Start-time League's recommended start time = 7.30 AM to 8.45 AM Exceptions possible with all parties agreeing Minimum 8 players required at stipulated start time, if not penalty rules apply Delayed or Interrupted games For Truncated matches – –Minimum of 8 overs per inning is required –Each bowler cannot bowl more that 25% of the total # of overs. E.g... If it is 8 overs, the restriction is 2 overs per bowler, if it is 9, one bowler will bowl 3 and rest 2 each, if it is 10, two bowlers will bowl 3 and rest 2 each, if it is 11, it is 3 bowling 3 overs and 1 bowling 2, and at 12 overs it is 3 overs each....and...so..on Penalty for delayed start – –If at least 8 players of a team are not available at the decided start time, the team will loose One (1) over for every five (5) minutes delay, from their batting inning. –If at least 8 players of a team are not available even after 45 minutes from the decided start time, the match will be cancelled, and ten (10) points will be awarded to the other team which was ready with atleast 8 players.
Umpiring Teams are expected to send 2 neutral umpires as per the schedule published The umpires must satisfy general requirements defined in the rules book/umpire guide- lines LBW & Leg byes NJSBCL does not consider both LBW and leg byes Disputes Disputed games shall be arbitrated by the executive committee NJSBCL along with representatives of both teams and the officiating umpires Protests Can be submitted to the Executive Committee by Captain, notifying the opposing captain and the umpires A fees will be collected to arbitrate on the protest. If protest is upheld, the fees will be reimbursed Substitution NJSBCL allows substitution only for injuries occurring during a game. Pre-existing injuries are not valid Umpires can consider special conditions/circumstances. Umpires decision is final ! Further rules available in Rules Book
Discipline & conduct o NJSBCL strictly prohibits o Alcoholic beverages in the grounds. This is a county level ordinance, and violators are subject to prosecution by law o NJSBCL will not tolerate any un-sportsman like conduct or behavior. Such conduct can be reported by the umpires, and the EC will investigate and take suitable action o Actions can be as severe as debarring players from playing in NJSBCL Reporting disputes / suggestions etc o Should be directed to and not posted in the common forum NJSBCL forum posting rules o No posting of complaints o No posting of personal or commercial ad o No posting regarding other cricket leagues
2010 Advertising package NJSBCL- A leading sports institution promoting the game of Cricket in north east region of USA. Established in 2000, NJSBCL got incorporated in the State of New Jersey as Not for Profit in NJSBCL has strength of 76 Teams and 2500 plus members. NJSBCL is deemed member of USACA (USA Cricket Association) which is affiliated with ICC (International Cricket Council) NJSBCL's vision is to promote and establish, the sport of softball cricket as a minority sport in the state of New Jersey. Major thrust has been given to promote cricket in schools, colleges and universities. It also aims to bring together the sport of cricket and its players, families, spectators, local and county officials and administrators. Demographics: NJSBCL members have great demographics. More than 70% are professionals working in Information Technology, Finance, Management professionals and the rest comprise of Business Owners. The age group is 18 to 40 and average income levels are 65 to 150k. These target members with families go up to 10,000 reachable entities. NJSBCL has a website it has an annual event where renowned personalities grace the occasion.www.njsbcl.com This year promises to be another exciting year with enthusiastic interest in our organization with teams participating for the 2 division trophies. Cricket is gaining popularity in New Jersey. Various townships/counties are making efforts to support by customizing grounds especially for cricket. Counties are making cricket pitches, allotting dedicated grounds for cricket games and providing permits for those grounds in central and north jersey We would like to invite you to support our organization and be part of this wonderful game of cricket.
2010 Advertising Package (contd.) The NJSBCL Finals 2010 will be held at the end of our summer season. The event promises to be an exciting one with the best of our league battling it out for the top honors. The expected attendance will be above 500 – league members with their family, friends and invited dignitaries to enjoy a good game of cricket. We will also have Live Commentary with music that makes it an entertaining event for the entire family. After the prize distribution everyone is invited to join for a buffet lunch at the venue. NJSBCL Finals is supported by various county/township and NJ Assembly officials. We have dignitaries like Assemblymen and County Council members attending the event. The Finals will be a gala five-hour event consists of a 3 hour game with two innings played by both teams with three, 5 or 10 minute breaks in between. In the annual Gala Annual Awards Night of the league, renowned personalities and celebrities join the family and players for a fun filled evening. The sponsors would benefit from having their names and logos advertised throughout the 5 hour event on the ground and their names announced at the Awards Presentations. Main Event sponsor will also have the opportunity to present some of these awards and prizes for the contests
FULL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES FOR 2010FULL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES FOR 2010 TOURNAMENT Sponsor: $5,000Spots Available: 1 Corporate name, Logo and link to sponsors webpage in communication to group Corporate name, Logo and link to sponsors webpage on NJSBCL home page Large Ad banner on NJSBCL home page with Corporate name until Dec 2010 Banner on ground during 2010 finals event Corporate name, Logo on winners trophy Sponsorship plaque presented in the 2010 finals event Opportunity to present prizes at the awards ceremony 10 minute talk time during awards ceremony SEASON Sponsor: $2,000Spots Available: 2 Corporate name, Logo and link to sponsors webpage in communication to group Corporate name, Logo and link to sponsors webpage on NJSBCL home page Large Ad banner on NJSBCL home page with Corporate name until Dec 2010 Banner on ground during 2010 finals event Sponsorship plaque presented in the 2010 finals event Opportunity to present prizes at the awards ceremony Inside cover full page color ad on annual souvenir book BANNER Sponsor: $1,000Spots Available: 10 Corporate name, Logo and link to sponsors webpage in communications to group Ad banner on NJSBCL home page with Corporate name and Logo until Dec 2010 Banner on ground during 2010 Finals event Opportunity to present prizes at the Awards ceremony Full page color Ad on Annual souvenir book 2010 Advertising Package (contd.)
FRIENDLY Sponsor: $500Spots Available: 25 Corporate name and Logo in communications to group Corporate name and Logo on sponsors page on NJSBCL website until Dec 2010 OR Banner on ground during 2010 Finals event Business card Ad on Annual souvenir book AWARD Sponsor: $750Spots Available: 5+ Sponsor cash awards for: Man of the Series, Man of Finals, Best Batsman in the League, Best Bowler in the League, Best Fielder of the League and other awards Corporate name and Logo on sponsors page on NJSBCL website until Dec 2010 Business card Ad on Annual souvenir book PROMOTIONAL Sponsor: $750Spots Available: 10 Opportunity to distribute promotional items 2010 Finals event Corporate name and Logo on sponsors page on NJSBCL website until Dec 2010 Business card Ad on Annual souvenir book EVENT Sponsor: $1,000Spots Available: 2 8-A-Side Independence Day weekend tournament 8-A-Side Season end weekend tournament This provides an excellent opportunity to get associated with our strong South Asian community and meet important government dignitaries invited at our events; all while supporting the wonderful sport of cricket. Sponsors names will be displayed on website that will be used by all members. Also, our sponsors will get an opportunity to meet our members and make presentations at our events like AGM and year end celebration dinner. For Sponsorship Opportunities; please contact Amin O Khatri Vice-President (Marketing) Phone: Rajan Vice- President (Public Relations) Phone: Advertising Package (contd.)
Have a safe & enjoyable cricket season with NJSBCL !!!