The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made sure that the third season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2018) is not marred by any cases of spot-fixing, as was the case with the last season of Pakistan’s T20 League. The PCB on Wednesday, ran a revamped version of their Code of Conduct for PSL 2018 into effect, a day before the league’s third edition kicks off in Dubai, as reported by Dawn News.
Restrictions placed on PSL 2018 teams and players by PCB
As part of the newly introduced PSL 2018 Code of Conduct, a series of restrictions have been placed on the cricketers taking part in the league, as well as the PSl 2018 teams; Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Multan Sultans, to prevent any sort of spot-fixing scandals that had hit the Pakistan Super League hard last year.
PCB provides PSL 2018 players with new sim cards
The Pakistan Cricket Board has provided all the players taking part in the 2018 Pakistan Super League with new sim cards, and it is reported that the telephonic data will be monitored and recorded by the PCB’s anti-corruption unit (ACU).
No personal trips during Pakistan Super League
Until the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2018) ends, PCB has instructed that none of the players are allowed to leave on personal trips, be it business or leisure. While all the trips are to be made with the respective PSL 2018 teams, if there are meetings and guests to attend, it will have to take place in the hotel lobby, where all the teams are staying.
It has also been reported, that the franchise owners will not have the access to the players’ rooms at the hotel, neither will they have rooms on the same floors as the players. The rules and restrictions have been placed keeping in mind the spot-fixing episode from last year’s Pakistan Super League, which had witnessed Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, and a handful of other Pakistan cricketers get indulged in spot-fixing cases, lured by bookmakers.
The concerned cricketers were banned from cricket for a great deal of years, consequently. And it is this very tragedy, that the PCB has sought to uproot in the upcoming PSL 2018 season.