The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) always expects the players to abide by the rules and regulations. If a player breaches the norms or violates the policies, then he is subjected to punishment. Certain players have breached the norms and brought shame on the game in the form of match-fixing over the years.
However, the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit has taken drastic steps to curb such infamous activities. BCCI has a zero-tolerance policy in terms of corruption, particularly, in the Indian Premier League. The second leg of the IPL is being played in the United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala-led ACU is closely monitoring the IPL 2021 being staged in the UAE. A recent post by Punjab Kings batsman Deepak Hooda before Punjab Kings‘ game against Rajasthan Royals came under the scanner now.
ACU team to launch an investigation
ACU team will launch a probe on Deepak Hooda’s post in a bid to ensure that he hasn’t violated any anti-corruption guidelines. As per the quotes in ANI, an ACU official said while the Instagram post missed the team, they will surely look into it to see if it breaches the rules set by the BCCI ACU.
The official notified: “ACU will look into this post. Our restrictions are that there shall not be any talk about the composition of the team.” Hooda took to Instagram around 2 pm and then uploaded a picture. The pic shows him putting on the team helmet. He wrote: “Here we go @punjabkingsipl #pbksvsrr #ipl2021 #saddapunjab.”
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The ACU official was also asked if there has been any discussion on how players should react to social media messages, the ACU official said: “There is a guideline on the dos and don’ts.”
Former ACU chief Ajit Singh ahead of IPL 2020 in UAE came up with a statement. He said they are going to keep an eye on social media. “See, while the number of venues is less, the hurdles of physical movement due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This also means that approaches if any will be made through social media. So, we are going to be closely monitoring the same and enduring that there is nothing that escapes the team’s eyes.”