EXCLUSIVE: PCB’s Shocking Measures to Tackle Match-Fixing in PSL! Players on High Alert! CricketScandal

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is actively addressing integrity concerns within the Pakistan Super League (PSL) following previous match-fixing incidents that negatively impacted its reputation. Tariq Qureshi, the head of the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit, shared with ‘Cricket Pakistan’ that stringent measures have been put in place to prevent players from associating with individuals of questionable backgrounds during HBL PSL season 9.

Qureshi highlighted the deployment of Anti-Corruption Officers for each team, stationed in hotels and on grounds, tasked with ensuring compliance with ICC rules. Ahead of the PSL season kick-off, all participating teams were reminded to avoid any suspicious elements, with Qureshi emphasizing the players’ awareness that even a minor mistake could jeopardize their careers. As of the latest update, no reports have been received from players regarding suspicious contacts.

While recognizing the importance of technological advancements and surveillance systems, Qureshi pointed out the current reliance on human intelligence and tips to combat corruption. Reflecting on past experiences, he underscored the lessons learned from taking strict actions against certain players. Despite the challenges bookies face in fixing cricket matches, Qureshi acknowledged that human lapses still occur, necessitating vigilant monitoring of transactions.

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Suspected individuals are promptly blacklisted by the ICC, and their details are shared with all member boards to instill caution among stakeholders. Although ICC Anti-Corruption Unit representatives are not present in the HBL PSL, given its domestic nature, Qureshi reassured that his team is diligently fulfilling its responsibilities to uphold the integrity of the league.

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