The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have joined hands to ensure that Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) upcoming edition is free from all sorts of corruption.
Various sources have confirmed that ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) will be monitoring the Players, Management and Officials Area (PMO) free of cost. These reports will be sent to the international governing body.
It is imperative to mention that it will be ICC’s decision to share the report with PCB. If the governing body chooses not to reveal the information, they will be within their rights.
PCB Assigns Seven Integrity Officers
In a bid to eradicate any element of corruption in the latest edition of the PSL, the board has assigned seven integrity officers.
Each officer will be assigned a franchise and the officer will then keep a track of that particular franchise’s on and off-the-field activities. Lahore Qalandars, however, will have two officers because the franchise has decided to stay in a different hotel as opposed to others.
To further streamline everything, the PMO will be restricted. The owners and franchises will not be able to enter in that area. Special seating arrangement has been maintained for them which isn’t too far from the dugout.
It has been revealed that before the event begins, the players, management and the officials will be briefed regarding ICC’s anti-corruption laws.
According to a local media outlet:
Colonel (rtd.) Asif Mahmood will be in charge of PCB’s anti-corruption unit during PSL, who has been temporarily appointed for the role after Colonel (rtd.) Mohammad Azam Khan submitted his resignation.