Jakarta International Football League (JIFL)

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Rules and regulations

  1. Games to be 90min, 45 minutes each way
  2. New teams wishing to join JIFL may do so without having to play in cup first, probation period will be the first leg (Aug. – Dec.) should a team be determined as ‘undesirable’ then an emergency meeting will be called prior to the second leg meeting to relinquish them from the league 
  3. Emergency Meetings can only be called by the Chairman. All parties involved in a dispute must first submit the issue to the Chairman, the Secretary and the opposing team captain/s. The chairman will try to resolve the issue and will only call an emergency meeting if the dispute is too difficult to resolve without a committee vote
  4. All players that have ever played professionally must be registered whether ex-pro or not and failure by any team to register a player that has previously played professionally will result in a forfeit of any game they have played in and a 2-0 win will be given to the opposing team (should both captains agree to a rematch the league will accept this decision but will not accept the additional cost for referees, this must be paid by the two teams) and will only be accepted if they come under the following criteria;  They have been out of a contract for three (3) years / Only three (3) Ex Pros up to and including the age of thirty-five (35) will be allowed on the pitch at any given time during game play / There are no restrictions for Ex Pros thirty-six (36) years of age and above, teams can field as many as they want.
  5. The JIFL generally follows FIFA rules. The rules are either different from FIFA rules or need to be further explained.
  6. If a game is abandoned within 70 minutes of play, it will be replayed unless there is a captain's agreement. After 70 minutes, the result stands. Games can be called off by either the referee or the mutual consent of the team captains.
  7. The wearing of shin guards is mandatory.
  8.  If a yellow card is awarded, the player must leave the playing field for a duration of 20 minutes "playing time". Half time is not included. Once the player has left the pitch, a substitute may take his place. Should the carded played receive a second yellow upon returning to the field of play the player will also face a one match ban immediately following the second yellow card
  9. A direct red card means the player is banned for the two games immediately following the red card, teams may not choose which games the player will miss, furthermore any team fielding a player on a red card suspension will forfeit any game this person has played in during his ban and a 2-0 result will be given to the opposing team
  10. There is no appeal against yellow or red cards.
  11. If there is ungentlemanly conduct of a player or team which requires the attention of the disciplinary committee, an e-mail must be sent within 48 hours of the incident by either club captain/manager or the referee stating the time, venue, teams involved and the nature of the misconduct. Club captains/managers/referees must not distribute this list to all club managers, but only the JIFL committee with a cc to the club captains involved, this is mandatory and is not open for debate/discussion. 
  12. If a club whose player has come to the attention of the disciplinary committee has been censured by their own team, an e-mail stating the nature of this must also be sent to the committee, but this does not mean they are safe from further sanctions from the committee
  13. If a player is injured during the course of a game, the liability is the players. Clubs are advised to make sure all players have medical insurance.
  14. Indonesian Rule Current: 14.  JIFL Protected Indonesians Rule: 1 outfield and 1 goalkeeper for already existing teams. Once players leave their club then they are essentially retired from the league but they can come back to their club anytime. No new Indonesians should be brought into the league.
    Indonesian Rule Pending: Next Season teams might be allowed to register a maximum of three Indonesian players, that being in line with existing rules; one keeper and one outfield player on the pitch at any given time during game play, which would mean a slight amendment to rule 14 (for next 2012/13 season) and possibly an age limit would be added to this ruling (Ex. over the age of 30)
  15.  Should a team be unable to field 8 players or more 15 minutes after the official kick off, they will forfeit the game 2-0.
  16. JIFL league meetings are held twice a year. Each team is encouraged to send one representative per team. Minutes of the meeting are forwarded to all teams and posted on the JIFL website.
  17. If a decision to change or review rules of the league is made, it is voted on. Each team has one vote. If there is a tie, the committee have the final vote.
  18. Teams pay league contributions bi-yearly. It is hoped that the teams pay on the day of the league meeting. Otherwise, they are given a deadline in which to pay into the treasurer's bank account before facing sanctions from the league.
  19. During the second league meeting, the cup draw is made. Anybody expressing wishes to hold the end of season party may come forward. This will be tendered and voted on by the club captains.
  20. The league schedule is generally made within 2 weeks of the league meeting. Once confirmed, teams will be unable to change this schedule. Teams unable to fulfill a fixture will automatically lose the game. 
  21. The JIFL has no jurisdiction outside authorized league games. Therefore "friendlies", six a side tournaments etc. are not part of the JIFL calendar.
  22. All players must be registered with the league and all teams MUST complete the team/player form and give it to the referee before game is allowed to commence (Player registration will start at beg. 2012/13 season but team/player form applies to all 2nd leg games this season)
  23. Home teams are responsible for proper field markings and corner flags.
  24. Captains MUST find out the name of referee and it is the Home team’s responsibility to find out what it is, before either team submits points for the referee. Teams no longer have to agree on a referee score, each team can send in what they believe to be fair for that game. Referees are then subject to sanctions; A. they are paid Rp.50,000 less for the game, B. they become linesmen only for a given period of time, C. the league no longer uses them
  25. It is the right of the home team to call the game on a no show fifteen minutes (15min) after the game was supposed to commence. The away team cannot shuffle the schedule to suit their own ends. This also applies to the away team, should the home team not be on the pitch fifteen minutes (15min) after the official kick off.
  26. Any team refusing to play another team that has been accepted into the league will forfeit the points for that game, no exceptions.
  27. Referees will bring match balls, captain armbands and team/player forms, match to commence once referee is aware of whom the captains are on both teams and the team/player form has been filled out appropriately
  28. Forty-eight hours notice must be given for cancellation of a game, and only one cancellation per half season is allowed unless reason is by act of God, if a second cancellation occurs then the team cancelling with forfeit the game to the opposing side with a 2-0 win
  29. Teams are responsible for their own players on and off the pitch and must refrain players from inappropriate behaviour, such as using excessive  aggression, verbal abuse and racist remarks whether it be towards other players, referees or spectators.
  30. Captains are expected to set the example  and respect referee decisions and control players, and if necessary remove them from the pitch for a cooling down period
  31. All first leg games must be completed by the end of the very first week of February. Any games not completed by this time will result in both teams forfeiting any points they may have accumulated for this/these games (extenuating circumstances can be referred to the disciplinary committee for review)