BCCI's Operation Clean-up: No cheerleaders!
The Board of Control for Cricket in India drew up an action plan on Monday in a bid to restore the credibility of the game that has taken a beating following the IPL spot-fixing episode.
Called 'Operation Clean-up', the plan comprises a series of measures to curb corruption in the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament.
The BCCI's all-powerful working committee, headed by head of the interim arrangement Jagmohan Dalimya, discussed the raging scandal while deciding to suspend Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra on charges of gambling during the just-concluded sixth edition of the IPL.
The BCCI hopes these 12 points of ‘Operation Clean-up’ will rid the IPL of controversy.
1. Removal of sleaze; no cheerleaders, no after-match parties for players and support staff.
2. Strict code of conduct to be followed by players, support staff and franchise owners.
Owners restricted from entering dug-out and dressing room
3. Restriction of movement in players' dug-out and dressing room. The owners from now on will be restricted from entering the dug-out and dressing room during matches.
4. All players and support staff of franchises need to furnish their telephone numbers with the BCCI before the start of the tournament.
5. Adequate number of ACSU officials in the team hotel as well as the ground to supervise the proceedings.
Image: Mumbai Indians' Nita Ambani and her son
All players must disclose every financial transaction
6. Jamming of cell phones at the ground during matches.
7. Captains' meeting to be held in order to get more suggestions and prepare elaborate blueprint.
8. No national selector will be allowed to get associated with any franchise in any capacity.
9. All the players need to disclose every financial transaction they are carrying out with any particular organisation or person.
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Players cannot use ear plugs or microphones
10. Franchises need to furnish all details of the remunerations and contractual obligations of players and support staff.
11. Players from now on will be prohibited from using ear plugs and microphones.
12. Security control policy will be formulated soon.
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