A. Any protests by Clubs shall be lodged with the League Secretary in writing within seven (7) days of the match, not including Sunday and/or Bank Holidays and shall be accompanied by a fee of £5 which shall be forfeited if the protest is felt by The Management Board to be frivolous.
B. The Club making the protest shall also give notice thereof in writing within the same period and sent by RECORDED DELIVERY to the Club against which the protest is made.
C. When the protest is against the behavior of an individual whether a player or Umpire, similar notice of the protest shall be given to him/her.
D. No protest or appeal shall be heard within seven days of the match.
E. Should a protest against a club be upheld, the said Club may forfeit the match.
F. When the protest is against the behavior of an individual he/she shall be given the 'right of reply' and appeal to the Management Board in person.
G. Any dispute having reference to the interpretation of the laws of cricket shall be referred to The E.C.B for settlement, but the game must proceed according to the Umpire's ruling.
H. In case the Umpires disagree, the existing state of things shall continue. UNLESS THE SAME WOULD BE CONTRARY TO THESE RULES, which must at all times be rigidly enforced.
I. In the event of the Management Board being made aware of any incident not previously reported formally, which is a breach of the laws of cricket, or of these rules or is degrading or detrimental to the game or The League, it shall proceed as if a formal complaint has been made.