BCCI lays down rules for IPL team owners
- BCCI has decided to bring under its anti-corruption code even IPL Team owners (earlier excluded) along with players, as per recommendations from SC’s probe panel.
- ICC’s anti-corruption & security unit (ACSU) & BCCI’s anti-corruption unit (ACU) have given numerous recommendations pertaining to lodging of players, entry of guests & their access to players.
- The code says…
- Players, team owners and accredited team officials will have to provide phone numbers and personal contact details.
- If a player or team official is caught using an unlisted phone, he can be punished. Possession of a cell phone not belonging to one’s self will also be a punishable offence.
- Players and team owners and all IPL accredited team officials will have to inform the ACU of any gifts received.
- Visitors will only be allowed after proper identification and after taking consent from ACU officials accompanying the team.
- Social media contacts and email addresses of players, team owners and officials to be tracked.
- Team owners asked to refrain from IPL parties. If there are sponsored events, the guest list has to be given in advance to ACU officials.
- If the players and team officials are going out, ACU officials need to be told about their whereabouts in advance.
- Team owners’ dug-outs won’t be inside the ground but in the stands during the UAE leg. The trend might continue when IPL shifts to India too.
- One ACU official each from BCCI & ICC will accompany each team.
- Seminars will be conducted before the league begins and it’s mandatory for players and team officials to attend.
- Corruption in Cricket
- Anti-Corruption Code
- Conflict of Interest