If the Disciplinary Committee finds an offence of Misconduct has been committed it may impose, in its discretion, an appropriate penalty or penalties set out in Regulation 17.5.
In addition, or in the alternative to imposing any penalty, the Disciplinary Committee may, report its findings to the Chief Executive Officer with such recommendations as it considers appropriate.
If a decision cannot be given by the Disciplinary Committee immediately after the hearing, the relevant party or parties must be advised of the date by which the decision will be given. The decision, any penalty and the reasons for the decision shall be given in writing to the parties, and the Board, signed by the Chairperson.
Recommendations and Penalties
If the Disciplinary Committee finds that an offence of Misconduct under Regulation 16 of these Regulations has been committed, it may impose any one or more of the following penalties:
suspension from such activities of World Bowls, including competitions, tournaments, events, Council Meetings or other meetings or functions, on such terms and for such period as it thinks fit;
exclusion from a particular competition, tournament, event, Council Meetings or other meetings or functions of World Bowls;
recommend to the Board that the Member be suspended or terminated from the membership of World Bowls in accordance with the Articles of Association;
fines, imposed in such manner and in such amount as the Disciplinary Committee thinks fit;
any other penalty specified in these Regulations, or any policy, resolution or determination which the person has breached, failed, refused or neglected to comply with;
such other penalty as the Disciplinary Committee considers commensurate with the offence of Misconduct; and/or
such combination of any of the above penalties as the Disciplinary Committee thinks fit.
If the Disciplinary Committee finds any person to have committed an Offence of Betting or Match Fixing it may impose a life ban from the Game and World Bowls may report any such Offence of Betting or Match Fixing to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
World Bowls may impose similar or further sanctions against any person following an IOC recommendation, other than a Bowler involved in a Doping Offence (if it can be