11.1 Any team or match official who intends to raise a query or complaint regarding the playing of a match and/or its result must inform their opponents, the umpires and the League Committee Chairman on the day of the match.
11.2 Any queries or complaints regarding the playing of a match and/or its result must be submitted in writing to the League Committee Chairman within four (4) working days. Advance notice of such query or dispute should also be provided by telephone, (number to be advised), within 48 hours of the end of the fixture.
11.3 All queries, complaints and disputes regarding the playing of a match and/or its result will be determined in the first instance by a sub-committee convened by The Committee. The Committee will provide an initial response within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the complaint.
11.4 The Committee will have the power to determine the penalty to be imposed on teams and players who are in breach of these rules and regulations regarding the playing of matches in The League. Such penalties may include reprimands, the deduction of league points, fines, suspensions, and expulsion from the competition
11.5 In the event that any team wishes to appeal against the decision of The Committee, it must notify The Committee within two (2) working days of receipt of the decision. In this event, the matter will be considered under England Netball’s Disciplinary Regulations 10 and 12, which allows for an Appeals Panel to be convened. The decision of the Appeals Panel will be final and binding on all parties. The Appeals Panel will have the power to:
• Endorse the decision of The Committee, and uphold any penalty imposed
• Endorse the decision of The Committee, and increase or decrease any penalty imposed
• Overturn the decision of the Committee, and increase, decrease or remove any penalty imposed
11.6 Any team which wishes to appeal more generally against the governance and management of The League by The Committee, or against specific decisions made by it, must also observe the procedures laid out in England Netball’s Disciplinary Regulations 10 and 12.
11.7 Any teams failing to observe the procedures laid out in the preceding clauses will invalidate their right to raise a query, complaint or appeal.
11.8 No team may claim victory by default in any match without first submitting itself to the procedures laid out in these rules and regulations.
11.9 If a player is suspended from a game or, ordered to leave the court and take no further part in the game, the umpire who suspended or ordered off the player must complete a written report to the Committee within four (4) working days.
11.10 Any complaint or report which does not concern the playing of a match and/or its result, but which is made in respect of a disciplinary offence, will be addressed in the first instance by an Investigation Committee convened under and acting in accordance with the Disciplinary Regulations of England Netball. Such Committee shall have the power to refer the complaint to a Disciplinary Panel, which shall proceed in accordance with the Disciplinary Regulations of England Netball. Such a complaint shall be administered in accordance with regulations 9.3 to 9.6 above.