IPL: BCCI’s anti-corruption unit restricts cricketers from meeting outsiders
As per the guidelines of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit, if meeting with any of the players during two IPL 2017 matches in Kanpur on May 10 and 13 is allowed, it’ll take place in the presence of the hotel manager and that too in the hotel lobby and not in any room.ipl 2017 Updated: May 09, 2017 14:21 IST
It is the first time that a team of the BCCI’s anti-corruption unit has imposed a restriction on direct meeting of people with cricketers at the hotel where they will be staying for the two IPL matches to be played at the Greek Park on May 10 and May 13.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has deputed the team with a view to keeping a vigil on betting. As per the guidelines of the unit, if meeting with any of the players is allowed, it will take place in the presence of the hotel manager and that too in the hotel lobby and not in any room.
After taking charge of the hotel, the unit members verified the credentials of the staff of the Landmark Hotel where the players will be staying. They also checked the IT equipment at the hotel, telling the hotel management that mobile phone records of the players and the franchise owners would be checked every day.
Besides, the unit members will also keep tabs on the comments made on social media and e-mails to ensure that no undesirable communication was made by any means. Meanwhile, the district authorities have intensified their drive against betting on the information given by the four betters arrested in the city two days back. Gujarat Lions will take on Delhi Daredevils on May 10. On May 13, Suresh Raina’s men will meet Sunrisers Hyderabad.
First Published: May 09, 2017 13:59 IST