Anti corruption unit of BCCI restrict players from meeting outsiders in their hotel rooms
Day to day mobile record of the players and the owners of the franchises will be checked regularly.
by Arya Author
Published - May 9, 2017 5:50 pm | Updated - May 9, 2017 6:10 pm
For the very first time in its history, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formed an anti-corruption unit which will restrict any people from meeting the cricketers directly in their hotel rooms for the two matches scheduled to be played at the Green Park in Kanpur on May 10 and 13 respectively. While Gujarat Lions take on the Delhi Daredevils on May 10, defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns with Suresh Raina’s men on May 13.
BCCI have formed a team and have asked them to keep a close look on the issues related with betting. As per the norms and guidelines given by BCCI, a player shall only be allowed to meet other people in presence of the hotel manager and the meeting can only take place in the lobby and not in their personal rooms.
After the hotel was booked, the team members verified the credentials of the staff members of the hotel where the players will be staying for the two matches. They checked the IT equipment of the hotel and also made it clear that day to day mobile record of the players and the owners of the franchises will be checked regularly.
Besides this, the unit members will also verify the day to day interaction of cricketers and franchise owners on their social media platforms and emails to make sure no derogatory comments were made. Meanwhile, four betters were arrested from the city two days back and some of the information given by them has intensified their drive against betting.
Betting and fixing have gone hand in hand especially in tournaments like IPL and bookies from all over the world wait for these 1 and a half month to make full use of the window. It is unfortunate to see these things get repeated time and again but with precautions taken, we might expect this to diminish in the coming years.