BCCI ACU Arrives In UAE, To Video Counsel Players In IPL 2020, Focus On Social Media Approaches

BCCI ACU chief mentioned gamers will likely be informed about methods how corruptors would possibly method them.© AFP

Stopping corrupt approaches by way of social media would be the focus of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit (ACU) within the upcoming closed-door IPL, forward of which the watchdog will educate gamers by way of video-counselling somewhat than bodily periods. An eight-member BCCI group, led by Ajit Singh, landed in Dubai on Tuesday and is in the course of their six-day quarantine. Singh has already mentioned the IPL, starting September 19, will likely be more secure than earlier as it’s being carried out in a strict bio-bubble. There’ll no crowds on the stadium and followers will not be allowed to throng the group resort. 

There have been situations when corruptors masqueraded as followers to method gamers. 

The ACU will likely be chatting with all of the eight groups individually and the periods will likely be extra helpful for the youthful gamers who aren’t uncovered to worldwide cricket and the glamour of IPL. The established gamers are already conscious of the ACU protocols. 

“This time there will likely be video counselling and it will not achieved on one to 1 foundation. We will do it in a gaggle in addition to particular person foundation relying on what is feasible and we’ll do it one after the other (with all groups). 

“We’ve additionally employed sports activities integrity businesses. We’ll use their assist in guess monitoring actions, if any suspicious purchasers are there,” Singh informed PTI. 

The gamers will likely be informed about methods corruptors might attempt to attain them through social media or cellphone (whatsapp) as they’re the 2 predominant avenues they’ll attain the cricketers in a protected setting. 

“Even in India, if we do want data, we do alternate data with ICC in order that stays that it’s. Nothing suspicious has been reported to date. We’ve two safety liaision officers with every group. 


“They’re those who’re maintaining a tally of the bubble,” added the previous DGP of Rajasthan Police. 

The periods are anticipated to start after the ACU group completes its six-day quarantine and will likely be achieved preserving the groups’ coaching schedules in thoughts. 

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