1.1 SPORTS SANCTIONS
These rules and regulations once approved by the Barbados Volleyball Association, shall be the rules and regulations that shall govern competitions played under the auspices of the Barbados Volleyball Association. In cases not covered, the North-Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (CON. NORCECA) and the Federation of Internationale De Volleyball (FIVB) regulations will prevail.
Sanctions may be imposed on affiliated clubs, teams, players and officials of the BVA should they not comply with the requirements and provisions of the BVA Constitution, Regulations and other legal instruments. These sanctions are:
1.1.1 SIMPLE ADMONITION
A simple admonition consists of a formal declaration of reproof. It may be imposed on all BVA members.
1.1.2 SOLEMN ADMONITION
A solemn admonition consists of an official declaration of blame. It may be imposed on all BVA members.
A warning consists of an official declaration of censure, with the express intimation that if further infractions are committed the next sanction will be more severe. It may be imposed on all BVA members.
A fine consists of payment to the BVA of a variable sum up to a maximum of $ 5000.00.
1.1.5 DISQUALIFICATION DURING COMPETITION
Disqualification of a player or a coach during a match consists of prohibition, for those persons, from participation in one (1) or more competitions or matches. Suspension must be applied immediately following notification as per section 22.214.171.124 of these regulations.
Lost of match consists in the ratification of the result with a score of 0-3 (0-15,0-15,0-15) for the team being punished.
Penalization consists of cancellation of one (1) or more points in the standings previously earned by the team being sanctioned in a given tournament.
1.1.6. DISCHARGE FROM OFFICIAL POSITION
Discharge from office means losing the position held in any and all of the BVA institutions.
A suspension consists of prohibition from participation, for a given period of time, in any official activity of the BVA. A suspension may be imposed on all BVA members.
Expulsion consists of exclusion from the BVA. It may be imposed on all BVA members.
1.2 SPORTS OFFENCES
1.2.1 Dishonesty in competition
Clubs / teams with their officials and delegates are responsible for any fraudulent action or attitude aimed at altering documents or the performance of participating club / team members and influencing the results of a Volleyball match or competition to the advantage of its own club / team or any third party.
A club or team declared responsible for such deeds shall be subject to the loss of the match by 0-3 (0-15,0-15,0-15), penalization of one (1) point in the standings and exclusion for one (1) year from all official events organized or recognized by the BVA should the fraud be subsequently repeated.
Responsible members will be suspended for one (1) year.
1.2.2 USE OF FORBIDDEN SUBSTANCES
The following provisions shall be mandatory for all BVA components during activities and competitions:
a) Clubs / teams shall be presumed responsible for the use of forbidden substances by their players;
b) In the event that, as a result of a medical check carried out in accordance with FIVB Medical Regulations for official competitions, the anti-doping test of one player proves positive, this player shall be suspended but the team may pursue the competition. If an award has been presented to the team, the guilty player shall return his / her award. If the loss of the match does not affect the final ranking of the team, the other players may keep their awards. If the anti-doping test of a second player proves positive, the team shall be excluded from the tournament and the club / team shall be sanctioned by exclusion from all official events for one (1) year;
c) athletes, managers and coaches proved to be responsible shall be suspended for a period of not less than six (6) months.
d) refusal of athletes to submit to anti-doping checks shall be considered as equivalent to a positive result.
1.2.3 UNAUTHORISED LINE UP OF FOREIGN PLAYERS
1.2.4 OBSTRUCTION OF THE REGULAR PLAYING OF COMPETITIONS
1.2.5. OBSTRUCTION OF THE REGULAR PLAYING OF A MATCH
Clubs / teams shall be considered responsible for offensive and intemperate conduct on the part of their fans.
If accidents and suspensions are caused during a match due to the incorrect conduct on the part of fans, the club / team shall be fined BDS $300.00 to BDS $3000.00 - depending on the case.
In the hypothesis that such accidents have irremediably compromised the regular playing of the match, the team held responsible for the public's conduct shall be sanctioned by the loss of the match by 0-3 (0-15, 0-15, 0-15) and no point for the match lost will be granted.
1.2.6. PARTIAL REFEREEING
1.2.7 RELATED OFFENCES
126.96.36.199 Failure to participate in competitions
1.3 RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPOSITION
The sanctions specifically provided for in this document may be imposed by the Executive Committee in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, Competition Regulations and other Regulations established by the Executive Committee from time to time.
Any expulsion of a club / team, player or official from the BVA must be approved by an unanimous vote of the Executive Committee members present.
Automatic (direct) Sanctions
The sanctions specifically provided for specific violations of the Constitution or these Regulations are final. However, appeal can be made to the Executive Committee on the legitimacy of such sanctions.
Sanctions Imposed by Control Committee
Sanctions imposed by a Control Committee are final as far as the duration of the competition to which they apply is concerned.
However, the sanctions imposed under Article 188.8.131.52 above can be subject to revision by the Executive Committee if the impositions of such sanctions extend beyond the duration of the competition to which they apply.
The Control Committee officiating during BVA sports events is competent to impose sanctions set forth under section 1.3.2 of these regulations, providing that such sanctions be applied with direct reference to the sports event for which the Control Committee has been appointed. In the case of serious infractions, the Control Committee may request the Executive Committee to impose heavier sanctions.
The Control Committee of official competitions organized or recognized by the BVA has the responsibility of applying, in the manner and within the limits set forth by the Constitution and these Regulations, the following sanctions:
The sanctions for which the Control Committee is competent may not exceed the length of the sporting event for which the Control Committee has been appointed. Nevertheless, in the case of serious infractions, the Control Committee may propose to the Disciplinary Committee or the Executive Committee the application of additional sanctions.
1.3.3 The Competition Jury
The Competition Jury (see Section 11 of the Competition Regulations) has exclusive competence for ratifying the matches and drawing up the standings for sports competitions in which more than one (1) team participates.
1.3.3 The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee may revise sanctions imposed by a Control Committee if the impositions of such sanctions extend beyond the duration of the competition to which they apply.
Such revision by the Executive Committee of sanctions imposed by a Control Committee may be subject of an appeal to the Congress.
1.4.3 General application
All of the above established Regulations apply without distinction, in accordance with each case, to any discipline (Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, etc.) under BVA authority, except when otherwise provided.
These regulations were entered into force on the twenty-fourth day of January 1998.