Appendix 4 - Regulation 17
Subject to Regulation 17.15.3 and 17.15.4, a citing complaint by a Citing Commissioner must be sent in writing to the nominated officer of the Host Union or Tournament Organiser responsible for the Match in which the incident that is the subject of the citing complaint occurred within ordinarily a minimum of 12 hours and no later than a maximum of 48 hours of the conclusion of the Match. In default of appointment, the nominated officer shall be deemed to be the Secretary of the Host Union or Tournament Organiser.
For the purposes of this Regulation 17.15, a citing complaint is deemed to be sent when:
In circumstances where a Player has not been cited within the time periods specified in Regulation 17.15.1 as a result of either:
The citing complaint should ordinarily contain the following information:
All Persons requested to provide reports and/or information must do so within the timescale requested or seek more time if required from the Citing Commissioner. Failure to provide the information and/or reports sought by the Citing Commissioner or his nominee may, in the absence of a reasonable explanation, constitute Misconduct.
The Citing Commissioner or his nominee (who may be the Citing Commissioner Liaison Officer) must obtain such reports and information as he considers necessary in relation to the cited act(s) of Foul Play. The Citing Commissioner shall provide to the Host Union or Tournament Organiser who shall in turn forward the documents and televisual evidence (where available) to the Player and other parties who were provided with a copy of the citing complaint including the relevant Match Officials.
The Host Union’s or Tournament Organiser’s nominated officer shall arrange for the reports and related evidence in relation to the matter to be provided, as soon as possible, to the Player and members of the Disciplinary Committee or Judicial Officer that will hear the case. The Player subject to a citing complaint shall be advised that he is not eligible to play in any Match anywhere in the world and shall be suspended from all on-field activities on Match days pending resolution of the case.
Where a Player is the subject of a citing complaint, his case should, wherever practicable, be heard ordinarily within 48 hours and no later than 72 hours of the conclusion of the Match in which the cited alleged Foul Play occurred.
Initial Procedures – Citing Commissioner Warning