The Lanka Premier League (LPL) will embrace a zero-tolerance policy versus any misbehavior, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stated on Saturday.

Colombo [Sri Lanka], November 21 (RECTUM): The Lanka Premier League (LPL) will embrace a zero-tolerance policy versus any misdeed, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday.

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Anti-Corruption System (SLC ACU) in partnership with the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ICC ACU) is administering the anti-corruption efforts at the LPL 2020, and relevant officials will exist and vigilant at every match, event and, main functions throughout the tournament at the location and the hotel.

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The participants, (players and officials) of the league are obliged to report any corrupt techniques, as and when it takes place to the Anti-Corruption Managers (ACMs) selected for the LPL, and such reports will be handled strict privacy by the Anti-Corruption Unit in location.

SLC CEO Ashley De Silva has laid emphasis on the importance of preserving the integrity of the tournament and looked for team owners and authorities’ support towards it.

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” We requested them to guarantee that the gamers and authorities, follow the anti-corruption procedures in place and, work towards holding a tidy and fair tournament,” De Silva said in an official declaration.

The SLC and ICC Anti-Corruption Units will maintain a 24×7 hotline during the whole duration of the tournament to receive information pertaining to any suspicious or corrupt activity, and, likewise conduct Anti-Corruption Education Programs for all the gamers and authorities, before commencing of the competition.

” Apart from the SLC and ICC Anti-Corruption Units, SLC will acquire the help of the Government’s Security agencies, as and when needed to guarantee that the competition goes ahead with no corrupt activity,” De Silva said.

LPL’s inaugural season will start next week with 5 franchisee teams, called after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla, and Jaffna contending in 23 matches.

Colombo will take on Kandy in the opening match of LPL at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota on November 26.

Every day there will be doubleheaders till the semi-finals on December 13 and 14. The final will be played on December 16. (ANI).

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