Karachi: The head of Pakistan Super League’s anti-corruption and security vigilance unit has warned players, team officials and franchise owners of life ban if found guilty of spot fixing or involvement in any other form of corruption during the tournament. (Pakistan Cricket Board Relying on Twenty20 Super League to Boost Revenue)
According to Colonel (retd) Azam Khan, Pakistan Cricket Board had learnt a lot from the corruption scandals that unfolded in other leagues in recent times.
“We learnt a lot from what happened in the IPL and Bangladesh Leagues and there anti-corruption and security models also helped us in finalising our model for the PS. We have put in a strong security, vigilance and anti-corruption plan into place,” Azam said.
“We have made it clear to all franchises that players, officials or franchise owners found guilty of any wrong doing or undesirable activities will face a life ban.
“It is a big challenge for us to ensure the PSL is transparent and corruption free. We picked up a lot of things and put them into place from the models of other leagues.”
Azam said their task was to ensure the image of Pakistan cricket didn’t suffer in PSL.
“We also sought advice from the ICC anti-corruption and security unit in preparing our plan. We have issued sims of one cellular company to everyone in the league and we have round the clock security at the hotel where teams are staying,” he added.
Azam said that players and officials had also been advised to avoid using social media networks during the course of the league.