John Reyes wrote:All I want is that how did they made that decision and also how they will tight up the eligibility
and for the ecf to answer alan question in public!!
they no point of bringing this as a motion to the meeting as it will not been heard till april meeting as least
Transparency and scrutiny of the decision making process are important considerations that will help ensure that the criteria for eligibility can be properly understood and applied consistently.
As an independent observer, the only publicly available record available to me to check a player's eligibility is the ECF Grading database.
With regards eligibility by grade, it is relatively straight forward: Identify the players and check their published grades against the limit specified for the competition. Where a player has no published grade the relevant captain must provide information to enable the competition controller to publish an agreed estimated grade for the purposes of the competition before being able to be selected for a team.
With regards eligibility by geographic association, the publicly available information is less precise and mostly unavailable. The simplest record to check is the playing of a graded game in or for a club associated within the relevant county. The database will. of course, only record games played up to the last six monthly publication of the grading list and, therefore, will not contain record a club that a player has recently joined.
The ECF does not, and should not, maintain a register of a player's place of birth so eligibility by birth is perhaps the most difficult association to prove. Perhaps, it should be dropped from the eligibility regulations of the competition.
If it is thought that the eligibility requirements and verification procedures should be reviewed and amended, then the process should be put in motion even though the the revised regulations may not come into force immediately.