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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Have a good day at the cricket but toe Cricket Australia's line

Here are Cricket Australia's Conditions of Entry to venues for this season.

I've highlighted a few which caught my eye (and made me wonder whether anyone would be able to comply with all the restrictions).




NOTICE TO ALL PATRONS
It is a condition of entry to the Venue (including all areas under the control of the Venue
owner or hirer, the “Venue”) for matches forming part of Cricket Australia’s 2006-07
international cricket season that patrons agree:
1. not to bring into the Venue any photographic, video or audio recording equipment for
any purpose other than private non-commercial purposes, which may include, without
limitation, video and/or audio recorders, camera tripods, monopods or lenses with a
total-focal strength of greater than 200mm and commercial digital video equipment;


2. not to (i) make any recording or take any photograph for anything other than private
non-commercial purposes or (ii) sell, license or otherwise publish, disseminate or
reproduce (or permit such), whether in whole or in part, any recordings taken or made
inside the Venue (including, without limitation, photographs, video recordings or sound
recordings) without the prior written consent of Cricket Australia;


3. not to broadcast or narrowcast by any means whatsoever (including, without limitation,

by way of mobile telephone, modem or other wireless device) any images, sounds,
data, results or commentary of or concerning any of the matches or other activities at
the Venue without the prior written consent of Cricket Australia;


4. not to re-sell any tickets to the matches played at the Venue at a premium or to use any

of them for advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes without the prior
written consent of Cricket Australia or the relevant State Cricket Association. Note: if
the ticket is sold or used in contravention of this condition, the bearer of the ticket will be
denied admission to the Venue;


5. to be bound by all terms of the 2006/07 Cricket Australia National Refund Policy, the

provisions of which can be viewed on the Cricket Australia website www.cricket.com.au;


6. not to (i) wear or otherwise display commercial, political, religious or offensive signage

or logos or engage in ambush marketing generally, or (ii) sell or distribute any goods or
services or any other matter or thing, or (iii) collect money or orders from other patrons
for goods or services without the prior written consent of Cricket Australia or (iv)
distribute political, religious, advertising or promotional material, in each case without
the prior written consent of Cricket Australia;


7. not to engage in any conduct, act towards or speak to any player, umpire, referee or
other official or other patron in a manner which offends, insults, humiliates, intimidates,
threatens, disparages or vilifies that other person on the basis of that other person’s
race, religion, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin;


8. that no alcohol, glass, cans, firearms, weapons, fireworks or other items deemed or

considered dangerous may be brought into the Venue;



9. that entry to the Venue is only permitted to spectators who agree to be searched

(including their bags, clothes or other possessions) on entry and continued presence in
the Venue is only permitted to spectators who agree to be searched (including their
bags, clothes or other possessions) while in the Venue;



10. that the playing field at the Venue shall be out of bounds at all times on the day of any

match at the Venue without prior written consent from Cricket Australia and any persons
entering the playing field without such consent will be prosecuted;


11. that they consent to (i) the recording of their likeness and/or voice by any means

(including but not limited to audio and visual recordings by television cameras and
photographers) (together “Images”) and (ii) the commercial exploitation, throughout the
world, of their Images by any means by Cricket Australia and its commercial partners
without compensation;



12. that they are admitted to the Venue at their own risk;



13. that they are required to take appropriate care for their sun protection and hydration;



14. that a patron who is deemed to be affected by the consumption of alcohol or drugs may,

in Cricket Australia's sole discretion, be refused entry to, or ejected from, the Venue by
an authorised event official;


15. that Cricket Australia shall not be liable for any loss suffered by the patron or caused by

any act or omissions of Cricket Australia;


16. not to do any of the following in the Venue or around:

(a) post, stick or place or attempt to post, stick or place any poster, placard, bill,
banner, print, paper or any advertising material on any building structure, fence,
tree or cordon without the prior written consent of Cricket Australia;
(b) misuse, deface, damage, remove from the Venue or tamper with or attempt to
misuse, deface, damage, remove from the Venue or tamper with any building,
seat, chair, toilet, sink, table structure, vehicle, craft, truck, pipe, tap, tap fitting,
conduit, electrical equipment, wiring or sign or excavate or cause to be
excavated any part of the area used for any of the matches or other activities at
the Venue;
(c) deposit litter, except in a receptacle provided for that purpose;
(d) throw or attempt to throw any stone, bottle, projectile or other object;
(e) disrupt, interrupt or behave in any manner that may disrupt or interrupt any of the
matches or other activities at the Venue, distract, hinder or interfere with a
player, interfere with the comfort of other patrons on their enjoyment of any of the
matches or other activities at the Venue;
(f) use indecent or obscene language or threatening or insulting words, or otherwise
behave in a threatening, abusive, riotous, indecent or insulting manner;
(g) interfere with, obstruct or hinder Cricket Australia or its employees, agents or
contractors in the exercise of their powers, functions or duties;
(h) conduct public surveys or opinion polls, solicit money, donations or subscriptions
from members of the public, without the written consent of Cricket Australia;
(i) smoke in areas within the Venue nominated as non-smoking; or
(j) inflate, or cause to inflate, any balloon, beach ball, receptacle, device or structure
without the prior written consent of Cricket Australia.



17. not to hold themselves out or otherwise promote themselves or any good or service as

being associated with Cricket Australia where they are not authorised by Cricket
Australia to do so in a way that would infringe the rights of those parties commercially
associated with Cricket Australia;



18. without prejudice to any other rights which Cricket Australia or the Venue owner or hirer

may have, that if they contravene any of these terms and conditions they may:
(a) be refused entry to the Venue;
(b) be ejected from the Venue by an authorised event official;
(c) have their ticket confiscated and/or cancelled without refund or recompense;
(d) be prohibited and disqualified from purchasing tickets for or entering into any
match or other function played or conducted under the auspices of Cricket
Australia, including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Test Match, One Day
International Match, Twenty20 Match or domestic 4-day, one-day or 20-over
match, anywhere in Australia; and/or
(e) have legal action taken against them in connection with such matters.


19. that, in the event that entry of the patron to the Venue is refused for any reason in

accordance with these Conditions, no refund will be paid in respect of the relevant ticket;
and


20. to abide by any terms of entry into the Venue prescribed by the Venue Manager to the

extent those terms of entry do not conflict with the conditions set out above.
By order of Cricket Australia
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