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Checkatrade Trophy: Disciplinary Rules for Checkatrade Trophy

1 September 2018

Cautions

If a player accumulates two cautions in the Checkatrade Trophy up to and including the quarter-final fixtures, he will be suspended automatically from the next Checkatrade Trophy match.

Dismissals from the field of play

A Player who is dismissed from the field of play in a Checkatrade Trophy match will automatically be suspended from the subsequent Checkatrade Trophy match.

The table below sets out the number of matches a player will be suspended for depending on the offence that has been committed. The offences referred to below are as defined in the Laws of the Game.

·         Serious Foul Play - 3 matches

·         Violent Conduct - 3 matches

·         Spitting at an opponent or any other person - 6 matches

·         Denial of an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity - 1 match

·         Using offensive or insulting or abusive language/gestures - 2 matches

·         Receives a second caution in the same match - 1 match

Dismissal in a Sky Bet EFL match prior to Checkatrade Trophy Matches:

The matches the player is suspended from playing is dependent on the nature of the offence he was sent off for.  Please see below.

The offences are:

i.    DOGSO Handball. Suspended for 1 recognised First Team (FT) match in approved Competitions as outlined in b. - below

ii.    DOGSO Other. Suspended for 1 recognised FT match in approved Competitions as outlined in b. - below

iii.    Serious Foul Play.  Suspended from all domestic Club football until the completion of 3 recognised FT match in approved Competitions as outlined in b - below

iv.    Spitting.  Suspended from all domestic Club football until the completion of 6 recognised FT match in approved Competitions as outlined in b - below

v.    Violent Conduct. Suspended from all domestic Club football until the completion of 3 recognised FT match in approved Competitions as outlined in b -below

vi.    Offensive insulting abusive language.  Suspended for 2 recognised FT match in approved Competitions as outlined in b - below

vii.    Two yellows. Suspended for 1 recognised FT match in approved Competitions as outlined in b - below.

Note all domestic Club football means any fixture for the Club but the only matches used to serve the suspension are in b - below.
 
b.    The matches that count towards the suspension being served are PL, EFL, FA Cup and EFL Cup.


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