Restrictions on Pakistan : New code of conduct for Pakistani players by PCB

Posted: October 19, 2010 in Cricket Pakistan
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Lahore – Pakistan: The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a new code of conduct for its players, based on International Cricket Council recommendations.

The PCB has developed the code under instruction from the ICC after indiscipline and allegations of corruption blighted the national team’s most recent tours of Australia and England.

Pakistan’s players have received a lecture on their responsibilities and are required to sign the code before leaving for their forthcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates.

“The new code of conduct is the first step towards fulfilling the ICC’s recommendations,” said Pakistan national team manager Intikhab Alam.

“There is a lot more stress on creating awareness among players about anti-corruption laws and regulations. We hope the new code will help us in dealing with the disciplinary and corruption problems.”

“The players were briefed about corruption in the game, doping and discipline and I hope they will be responsible enough to show good conduct during the tour and in home matches.”

“The board has made it clear in the new code that the manager will waste no time in stamping out indiscipline in the team. We don’t want a repeat of what happened in England.”

The new regulations involve a ban on speaking directly to the media, restrictions on the use of mobile phones and a ban on unauthorized persons entering the dressing rooms.

The ICC has also developed an eight-point anti-corruption program with the PCB after the recent scandals.

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif remain provisionally suspended by the ICC and are under criminal investigation by London metropolitan police in relation to spot-fixing allegations.

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