The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have taken all the measure to keep the IPL 2021 away from any form of corrupt activities. To keep the game away from corruption, they have already set up an Anti-Corruption Unit. Currently, headed by Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala, the ACU is keeping a close eye on the ongoing IPL. Amidst this, Punjab Kings batsman Deepak Hooda has come under ACU’s scanner after he uploaded a picture on his social media handle ahead of the match between Punjab and Rajasthan.
Speaking to ANI, an ACU official said while the Instagram post missed the team, they will definitely look into it to see if it violates the rules set by the BCCI ACU. “ACU will look into this post. Our restrictions are that there shall not be any talk about the composition of the team,” the official said.
On Tuesday, Deepak Hooda took to his Instagram handle and posted a picture, in which he could be seen wearing a helmet. He wrote: “Here we go @punjabkingsipl #pbksvsrr #ipl2021 #saddapunjab.”
Asked if there has been any discussion on how cricketers should react to social media messages that they get from fans and followers on Direct Messages, the ACU official said: “There is a guideline on the dos and don’ts.”
The former ACU chief, Ajit Singh said that it is understood that the player’s social media accounts are handled by the PR teams but the players at the same time need to be cautious of everything posted on their handles.
“Yes, it is handled by their teams in some cases. But at the end of the day, it is their accounts. So, the players must have a team around them that is aware of these things and no sooner they see anything suspicious, they should report the same to us. It has to be a joint effort,” he had explained.
Punjab Kings will play their next game of IPL 2021 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.
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