Updated: September 2021
SMCA FINALS BY-LAWS (ONE AND TWO DAY MATCHES)
41. Qualifying for end of season finals
a. A player must be named in the team 11 in at least six (6) days of fixtured matches with his club to be eligible for finals. Should a season be shortened due to unforeseen circumstances the Executive may restate the number of qualifying days. Being named as 12th man or as a substitute for a match does not count for finals qualifications.
(i) Should a Club have three or more teams then the qualifying period for the Clubs lowest one-‐day grade shall be between three (3) and five (5) days in that grade provided that player has played no days in any other grade.
b. Qualification for finals: No player shall play in a lower grade final unless he has played the majority of days in that grade or lower. For the purpose of this rule the term “majority” means more than half.
c. Only in the event that a club has teams in consecutive grades within that clubs structure, in a finals match on a particular day: If a player has qualified with the club in the higher grade but is not selected to play in that team, he may be considered for selection in the next grade regardless of the number of qualifying matches he has played in that grade. Such a player may continue to play in the lower team for the duration of the final matches. Players may only drop down one grade when these special conditions apply. Once a team is eliminated in a final no player from that grade may be relegated to a lower grade unless covered by By-‐Law 41.a and 41.b.
d. Players may come up from lower grades, providing By-‐Law 41.a is met.
e. Clubs are encouraged to submit any players whose qualification may not be certain to the Association Administrator for a ruling as to eligibility. A ruling made by the Administrator under this rule shall be binding and final on all parties.
f. There are no permits in finals; if a player does not qualify that player cannot play.