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Dealing with the Match Commissioner

The host union appoints the Match Commissioner.

In the event of a Citing the Match Commissioner is required to:

  • Inform the affected team and player
  • Arrange the judicial hearing
  • Gather statements from match officials
  • Compile relevant judicial information about the player.

If there is a citing, warning, yellow or red card, keep them informed of any issues and any actions you have taken.

If there are no issues from your perspective and no referrals from the teams, signal that your role is complete and the match is clear as soon as possible.