Hamro Foundation Essex League News story


25 Apr 2022

 Category 1:

A Player may be registered as a “Category 1 Player” if they:
(a) are either (i) a British or Irish citizen; or (ii) an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme; or
(b) have been resident in England and Wales for a minimum of 210 days between 1 April and 31 March in the year preceding their participation in the relevant premier League; and
(c) have not played cricket played as a local/domestic player in any ICC Full Member Country (except England) in the 12-month period up to and including 31 March before the season in question, or at any time subsequently before or after applying to be and being registered as a Category 1 Player.

It is the responsibility of the player to ensure they provide the League with the necessary paperwork (such as bank statements and/or utility bills) to evidence their residency for the purpose of (b) above.

The Premier League Registration Secretary or Premier League Executive Committee will be responsible for determining whether a player has met the necessary requirements and shall have full discretion in the matter.

Category 3: Players not eligible to be registered as a Category 1 Player must be registered as a “Category 3 Player” if they wish to take part in the League. Teams may register more than one Category 3 Player as part of their club (subject to League rules) but must not field more than one (1) Category 3 Player in the 1st XI at any one time.