Ground regulations for Yorkshire County Cricket Club domestic matches:
1 The Club Management reserves the right of admission to the ground.
2 All matches will be played in accordance with the rules and regulations of The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the laws of cricket.
3 Play cannot be guaranteed to take place on any particular day or at any particular time and the Club Management reserves the right to change its advertised fixtures. Every effort will be made via the media to make the public aware of any changes.
4 The Club Management reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject from the ground:-
a) any person dressed in a manner which is
i) considered inappropriate, offensive or distasteful
ii) considered dangerous either to their own safety or the safety of other spectators
iii) considered an obstruction to the view of other spectators.
b) any person who refuses to be searched by any servant or agent of the Club.
c) any person whose behaviour is deemed a source of danger or annoyance to other spectators.
5 Fireworks, smoke canisters, knives, forks (other than plastic knives and forks), bottles, glasses, cans, flags, banners, poles, musical instruments and other similar articles or any containers which might be used as a weapon or missile and could be a source of annoyance to others are not permitted within the ground and will be confiscated.
6 The throwing of any object within the ground is strictly forbidden.
7 It is an offence to use foul and abusive language, obscene chanting or racial abuse. Action will be taken against any individual(s) indulging in such acts.
8 Unauthorised persons are strictly forbidden from entering the field of play unless advised to do so in an emergency. Individuals entering upon the field of play without permission will be charged with aggravated trespass.
9 The obstructing of gangways, access ways, exits and entrances, stairways and like places and the standing in seated areas while play is in progress is strictly forbidden.
10 The climbing of floodlight pylons, stands or any other structure within the ground is strictly forbidden.
11 Unnecessary noise such as that from the use of radios, mobile phones, air horns, whistles, musical instruments and behaviour likely to cause confusion or annoyance to any person is not permitted in any part of the ground.
12 Any person attempting to gain admission to, or being found within, a section of the ground designated for “Members Only” without the appropriate authorisation may be ejected from the ground.
13 With the exception of persons authorised by the Club Management and press representatives holding official passes, the taking of photographs, cine photography or video footage inside the ground is prohibited. In addition, recording for radio, television or for private purposes, whether for transmission or otherwise, is not permitted except with a special authorisation in writing by the Club Management.
14 Anti-Courtsider Provision
Under no circumstances may any person at the ground use a mobile telephone, computer or any other kind of communication device to communicate, transfer or otherwise transmit any audio, visual or audiovisual data, information, commentary, footage or other material in relation to a cricket match taking place at the ground at that time (or any aspect thereof) for any kind of improper betting or any other corrupt, fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
Any person at the ground who is reasonably suspected by YCCC (or its appointed nominees, including but not limited for such purposes to the anticorruption officials and any other representatives of the England and Wales Cricket Board) of acting in breach of this provision during any cricket match unconditionally acknowledges, accepts and agrees that:
i) he/she must, upon request by YCCC (or its appointed nominees), provide his/her name and address and an explanation for his/her suspicious conduct (including full details of the nature of his/her suspicious communications); and
ii) he/she may be photographed and/or filmed by YCCC (or its appointed nominees); and
iii) any such names, addresses, photographs and films may be shared between each of the ECB, all the other first class county clubs, relevant official cricket authorities and any relevant police and crime prevention authorities, Any person who it is reasonably suspected is in breach of this provision accepts that he/she may be immediately ejected from the ground (without any financial or other compensation) and prohibited from entering the ground and any other cricket ground under the control of either the ECB or any first class county club for life or such other period of time as YCCC deems appropriate in its sole and absolute discretion.
15 Only persons specifically authorised in writing by the Club Management are permitted to distribute either without charge or offer for sale within the ground any newspapers, periodicals or any other articles.
16 Any person found damaging or defacing property within the ground will be prosecuted.
17 Persons failing to comply with instructions from a steward or an authorised agent of the Club may be ejected from the ground.
18 The Stadium Management reserves the right for its servants and agents to remove from the ground any person who does not comply with published ground regulations, the Rules and Regulations of the ECB or whose presence within the ground is, or could be reasonably construed as, constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other person.
19 The Stadium Management reserves the right to prohibit members of the public from playing ball games within the ground when to do so would give offence, cause obstruction, or endanger those participating in the games or others within the ground.