League Reviews Archive - Squash Wales

LEAGUE COMMITTEE REVIEW AND LEAGUE PANEL DECISIONS

SUMMARY OF LEAGUE COMMITTEE (LC) AND LEAGUE PANEL (LP) DECISIONS.

The Board of Squash Wales has created this new section of the website to provide visibility of decisions and for clubs and teams to better understand how the League Committee and League Panel are likely to determine requests for decision review or appeals relating to League matters.

The League Constitution & Rules detail the procedure and process to seek review of decisions of the League Manager to the League Committee, and to appeal to the League Panel. This process is on pages 4-6 of the League Constitution & Rules.

The League Constitution & Rules also contain other provisions which clubs and teams may seek to use for their benefit.

Date: January 2024

Club / Team: Llanelli A and Llanelli B

Rule: 7.1.a use of players outside of Squash level Score variance

Request to allow rank position outside  of the 20% variance rule for rankings so a  player can gain further Premiership A experience 

LC Decision:

Request Rejected due to a too great variation outside of variance limit and insufficient SLS improvement for player while in Prem A in Winter 2023. Appropriate ranking gives Premier B  experience for Spring 2024.

Date: January 2024

Club / Team: Llanishen A

Rule: 5.9 quota of games for Premiership players.

Quota of games played prior to last 3 games of season

Request for University student to play only the first game and last 3 games of season in the premiership

LC Decision:

Request Rejected as blatant reach of rule 5.9 

Date: January 2024

Club / Team: Rhiwbina C

Rule: Rule 7.1.a Ranking order

Request to allow junior player to play slightly higher that SLS plus 20% variance to allow player development through more challenging fixtures

LC Decision:

Request approved but with a mid season review to look at P1 result and reduction in rank if required 

SLS difference only just outside of the 20% variance  and team affected is not in a Premier or feeder league 

Date: December 2023

Club / Team: Caernarfon Cadnant

Rule: 11.2 Walkovers between 2 teams in same club in same league

Request to not implement rule 11.2 for fixture vs Caernarfon 3.

LC Decision:

Request Rejected due to insufficient exceptional circumstances and Regional Difference rules which would allow flexibility in player selection to fulfil fixture.

Date: November 2023

Club / Team: Monmouth B

Rule: 5.11 Quota of games played prior to last 3 games of season

Request to allow 2 players returning for first time in Winter 2024 season to play in last 3 games of season

LC Decision:

Request Rejected due to insufficient exceptional circumstances / medical evidence and league position of Monmouth B 

Date: November 2023

Club / Team: Caldicot A

Rule: 5.11 Quota of games played prior to last 3 games of season

Request to reduce quota of games (4) games for player in A team

LC Decision:

Request Rejected due to insufficient exceptional circumstances and league position of Caldicot A

Date: October 2023

Club / Team: Newport B and Newport C

Rule: 7.11Player ranking order in teams from same club

Request to reinstate points deduction for playing higher ranked players in lower team for an internal match

LC Decision:

Request accepted, points reinstated  and same reinstatement of points applied for  two other clubs who breached the same rule.

Date: April 2023

Club / Team:  Abergavenny A

Rule: 5.9 Premier Divisions

Team member playing 5 games to be able to play in last 3 games

LP Decision:

Request declined

Date: April 2023

Club / Team: Abergavenny A

Rule: 5.9 Premier Divisions

Team member playing 5 games to be able to play in last 3 games

LC Decision:

Request declined

Date: March 2023

Club / Team: Monmouth B

Rule: 7. Ranking Lists

Player returning to play after lengthy absence due to extended visit abroad

LC Decision:

Request Approved

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