Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to tighten up the security arrangements of players and officials during the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Notably, it will take place in Dubai and Sharjah from February 22.
PCB has decided to increase the surveillance to curb the spot-fixing scandal that hit the second edition of PSL last year.
The scandal led to five-year bans on Pakistan batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif. While temporary suspensions were meted out to national team players like Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan, Mohammad Nawaz and Nasir Jamshed.
“We have decided to appoint two more integrity officers to be deputed in the PSL,” a source in the PCB said.
PCB has already invited application for the post of integrity officers for two months to beef up security and vigilance of teams during the PSL.
The source also confirmed that PCB had also changed the hotel where the franchises and officials used to stay in the first two editions of the PSL.
“A new hotel has been selected and negotiations are on. There will also be stricter curfew timings for the players and they will be advised to restrict their interaction with people and social activities,” the source added.
Last year Sharjeel and Khalid met suspected bookmaker at the team hotel which is located in a busy commercial area of Dubai.
The source said that the PCB is eager to restore a clean image of the PSL which has become a successful brand now.
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