SLC will have zero Tolerance against corruption at LPL

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The Lanka Premier League 2020 will have all the necessary measures in place to protect the absolute integrity of the tournament, and will adopt a zero-tolerance policy against any wrongdoing.

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Sri Lanka Cricket’s Anti-Corruption Unit (SLC ACU), in collaboration with the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ICC ACU), is administering the necessary anti-corruption initiatives at the Lanka Premier League 2020. Relevant officials will be present and vigilant at every match, event and official function throughout the tournament at the venue and the hotel.

The players and officials of the league are obliged to report any corrupt approaches as and when they happen, to the Anti-Corruption Managers (ACMs) appointed for the LPL.

The SLC and ICC Anti-Corruption Units will maintain a 24×7 hotline during the entire period of the tournament to receive information pertaining to any suspicious or corrupt activity.

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“We requested them to ensure that the players and officials follow the anti-corruption protocols in place and work towards holding a clean and fair tournament,’’ said Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket, following a meeting with team owners.

“Apart from the SLC and ICC Anti-Corruption Units, SLC will obtain the assistance of the Government’s Security agencies as and when required to ensure that the tournament goes ahead without any corrupt activity,’’ De Silva added.

Participants of this tournament will be bound and required to comply with the provisions of the recently enacted “Prevention of Offences relating to Sports Act No 24 of 2019, by which any form of corruption in the game such as Match Fixing, Corruption, Illegal Manipulation, and Illegal Betting, is made as a criminal offense under the laws of Sri Lanka’’.

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