SLC clarifies anti-corruption protocols at LPL

2020-11-21 at 16:28

Sri Lanka Cricket says it will adopt a zero-tolerance policy against corrupt activities during the upcoming Lanka Premier League tournament.

SLC in a statement said, the LPL 2020 will have all necessary measures in place to protect the integrity of the tournament and will adopt a zero-tolerance policy against any wrongdoing.

It said, SLC Anti-Corruption Unit and the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit are administering the anti-corruption initiatives at the tournament and relevant officials will be present at all match, event and, official functions throughout the tournament.

SLC said, the participants, of the league are obliged to report any corrupt approaches, as and when it happens to the Anti-Corruption Managers (ACMs) appointed for the LPL.

SLC and ICC Anti-Corruption Units will also maintain a 24×7 hotline during the entire period of the tournament to receive information pertaining to any suspicious or corrupt activity, and, also conduct Anti-Corruption Education Programs for all the players and officials, before commencing of the tournament.

They will also ensure to enforce SLC anti-corruption protocols within the players and match official areas at the venues.

The cricket board said participants of this tournament will be bound and required to comply with the provisions of the recently enacted “Prevention of Offences relating to Sports Act No 24 of 2019, by which any form of corruption in the game such as Match Fixing, Corruption, Illegal Manipulation, and Illegal Betting, is made as a criminal offense under the laws of Sri Lanka’