IPL: PCB advices players to stay away from strangers

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Lahore: The Pakistani stars featuring in the cash rich Indian Premier League (IPL) have been adviced by their national board to be careful about the company they keep, following inquiries by ICC's Anti-corruption Unit (ACU) this month.

A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said after the ACU questioned Younis Khan, Umar Gul and Danish Kaneria about an Indian they had befriended on their last tour there, players have been told to be wary of people they get acquainted with.

''The ACU investigations have made no headway nor have they apparently found any evidence to suggest any player violating the ICC Code of Conduct,'' the official said.

''But since the ACU questioning revolved around an Indian national and the Indian tour we have briefed the players about what to avoid and stay away from while playing in the IPL,'' he said.

''We don't want any more inquiries from the ACU, '' he added.

Sources in the ICC said the ACU was keeping a close watch on the IPL matches as the top stars were involved in it and the format of the tournament - Twenty20 cricket - has been attracting a lot of attention in the market.


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