18. SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION
- If an affiliated unit, associate member or official directly or indirectly connected with the Association refuses or neglects to comply with any provision of the Rules or is guilty of such conduct as the Executive Committee deem likely to affect the character or stability or interest of the Association, such official or affiliated unit or associate member shall be liable for expulsion or suspension for such periods as the Council may fix by a resolution provided that not less than 2/3 of the members of the Council present at such meeting shall have voted in favour of the same, provided also that at least 14 days before the meeting, at which such a resolution is passed, he/ she shall have had notice thereof and of the intended resolution, for his/ her expulsion or suspension and that he/ she shall at such meeting and before passing of such resolution, have had an opportunity of giving orally or in writing any explanation or defence he / she may think fit, refusal to accept the service of notice shall be regarded as service of that notice. On the adoption of such resolution official or affiliated units or associate member shall not have any claim against the Association.
- In respect of players, the Executive Committee shall be competent to take action by bare majority after calling for an explanation. Pending enquiry, interim action can be taken by President / Secretary. Also when the punishment proposed is for more than two years in respect of individual, directly or indirectly connected, the Executive Committee is to take action by two third majority on the basis of explanation available.
- If any club affiliate or individual affiliate refuses or neglects to comply with any provisions of the rules or is guilty of such conduct as the Executive Committee deem likely to effect the character or stability or interest of the Association, such Club Affiliate or Individual Affiliate shall be liable for expulsion or suspension for such period(s) as the Council may fix by resolution provided that he / she / club(s) have had an opportunity of giving orally or in writing any explanation or defence he/ she / it may think fit. On the adoption of such resolution club affiliate or individual affiliate shall not have any claim against Association.
It is made clear that in respect of the club affiliates or individual affiliates, the Council shall be competent to take action by bare majority.