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Clean-up to commence at Champions League T20

The BCCI has also banned cheergirls and after-match parties.

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Published: September 2, 2013 1:36 am

The BCCI’s decision to implement stringent steps towards preventing corruption,envisaged in the aftermath of the IPL corruption scandal,will begin at the Champions League T20 later this month. The slew of anti-corruption measures that will come into force at the tournament that begins on September 17,includes barring team owners from dugout and restricting access to player dressing rooms and match officials areas. Also Read: Backyard venue for Sachin’s 200

The BCCI has also banned cheergirls and after-match parties. Players and support staff will now have to disclose their mobile numbers,while they will not be allowed to receive gifts during the course of the tournament.

“The team owners won’t be allowed to sit in the dug-out. There will be no cheergirls either. A strict code of conduct will be enforced,” BCCI treasurer Ravi Savant told The Indian Express. Also Read: BCCI allows N Srinivasan to perform statutory functions

Based on the BCCI’s interim head Jagmohan Dalmiya’s suggestions,the working committee that met in Kolkata on Sunday,has set certain guidelines for every team that participates in CL T20.

An anti-corruption official,along with a “dedicated security official” would be appointed for every team.

“The players/support staff/match officials shall not accept any gifts during the course of the tournament. They should disclose the value of the gifts that they received 15 days prior to the commencement of the tournament and also the person from whom they received the gift. The players and support staff will have to declare and disclose the mobile numbers being used by them and all calls coming through the hotel exchange will have to be cleared by the team manager. The anti-corruption unit will seek the help of local police authorities whenever required,” said a BCCI release.

“The situation warranted tough measures. We all want to see Indian cricket strong and free of corruption,” Dalmiya told this paper.

The BCCI had adopted a 12-point programme to clean-up IPL,following incidents of spot-fixing and betting,during its working committee meeting in Delhi on June 10.

Operation clean up

Team owners barred from dugout areas.

Access to player dressing rooms and match officials are further restricted.

Blanket Ban on cheergirls and after-match parties.

An anti-corruption official,along with a “dedicated security official” would be appointed for every team.

Players/officials told not to accept any gifts during the course of the tournament.

Players/officials will have to declare and disclose the mobile numbers being used by them and all calls coming through the hotel exchange will have to be cleared by the team manager.

The anti-corruption unit told to seek the help of local police authorities whenever required.

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