arti|February 16 2011 |
In a bid to ensure corruption free World Cup, the International Cricket Council has banned players and team officials from tweeting during ICC Cricket World Cup matches.
The decision, an initiative of ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, was intended to restrain players and officials from any possible approach by people with links to illegal betting during World Cup matches.
The move from the ICC came in response to Australian team manager Steve Bernard's tweets which attracted more than 1,100 followers to his @stevebernard37 account in the past six months, including during Ashes and the subsequent ODI series, according to a report in Sydney Morning Herald.
It is been observed that ICC is taking all precautions in order to make the World Cup corruption and scandal free. However, players and officials will still be permitted to tweet when matches are not occurring.
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