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    Default Player Welfare .

    A team complaints to the match commissioner that a player of the opposing team is infected with conjunctivitis (sore eyes) . This is reported to the MDD who wants a written complaint. The match starts and while the game is in progress the letter is given and player examined and found positive. The MC requests the referee to remove player.
    Under player welfare on considering the contagious nature this should be right.
    Is there any provision or guidelines to support this action.
    Vimal Perera

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    I guess it depends whether or not the form of conjunctivitis is contagious. Not all are. If it is a contagious form then I would agree on removing the player. Wuld a test be completed and the results returned during a game though?

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    Default Re: Player Welfare .

    its not really overall a ref's call I woudnt have thought - if the chain of command has deemed it to occur then all the ref is doing is cofnorming to that?

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    If as a ref I was aware of a contagious infection, I would use my power to prevent them from playing. I owe the players a duty of care.

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    Default Re: Player Welfare .

    That wasnt question posed by the OP though.

    This decsion was made by others already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    That wasnt question posed by the OP though.

    This decsion was made by others already.

    Nope fro the OP "...The MC requests the referee to remove player." Therefore, the referee is being asked to make a call. My call is no contageous infection is coming on the pitch. If it is not yet know wherther it is the contageous for mor the uncontageous, I will err on the side of safety. My justification is Law3.22.c.

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    ah - good spot - apologies.

    Id agree with you marc. the ref isnt a doctor, and "possible stuff" isnt covered anywhere specirfically - concussion aside etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wakeham View Post
    Nope fro the OP "...The MC requests the referee to remove player." Therefore, the referee is being asked to make a call. My call is no contageous infection is coming on the pitch. If it is not yet know wherther it is the contageous for mor the uncontageous, I will err on the side of safety. My justification is Law3.22.c.
    Captain of team Ó tells you that five of team b's players is infectious. It's not known if this is true .. what are you going to do?

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    "Thanks for your input skipper. What are you going to do now?"

    I'll do everything in my power to make them make the decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    "Thanks for your input skipper. What are you going to do now?"

    I'll do everything in my power to make them make the decision.
    You have to make the call. It's not the oppositions call to make. It could lead to teams claiming the opposition star is infectious. You, with your (however) limited knowledge. have to say he is staying on or not. The complaining side then has a choise, they play or refuse and the game is called off / abandoned. If that is the case you file the appropriate report. The make the decision to play or not what they don't get to do, is make the call who plays for the other side.

    The time line ( for me) is:

    Team A complain about Team B 6
    Ref Speaks to Team B 6 "Do you have it?" if he says yes then off he goes. IF he says no. Then can you see any signs to enable you to make a call (just as we would be Concussion). Obviously extreme care not guesswork is needed. if you know nothing about it (in most cases probable) then you can't stop him playing you have to be able to explain your call later.
    You convey your decision to both sides.
    They play or refuse.
    You report as appropriate and let the authorities worry about it.

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