COLOMBO: The Lanka Premier League (LPL) will have a zero-tolerance policy versus any wrongdoing, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said Saturday.

Sri Lanka Cricket’s Anti-Corruption System (SLC ACU), in conjunction with the Anti-Corruption System of the International Cricket Council (ICC ACU), will manage anti-corruption efforts at the LPL 2020, and appropriate authorities will exist and watchful at every match, event and main events throughout the competition at the place and at the hotel.

The individuals (players and authorities) of the competitors are required to report corrupt techniques, such as and when it occurs with the Anti-Corruption Managers (ACMs) designated to the LPL, and such reports will be dealt with in the strictest confidence by the Corruption System in it’s place.

Ashley De Silva, CEO of SLC, has stressed the importance of maintaining the stability of the tournament and looked for the support of group owners and officials.

“We have asked them to make sure that gamers and authorities follow appropriate anti-corruption protocols and work to keep a clean and fair tournament,” De Silva said in an official statement.

The SLC and ICC Anti-Corruption Units will keep a 24 × 7 hotline throughout the duration of the tournament to receive info about suspicious or corrupt activity, and will likewise carry out anti-corruption education programs for all gamers and officials prior to the tournament.

“Aside from the SLC and ICC Anti-Corruption Units, SLC will enlist the assistance of the government’s security firms as required to ensure that the tournament continues without any corrupt activity,” stated De Silva.

LPL’s inaugural season begins next week with 5 franchisee teams named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna contending in 23 games.

Colombo will face Kandy in LPL’s opening match at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota on November 26.

There are doubleheaders every day till the semi-finals on December 13 and 14. The final will be played on December 16.