BCCI starts awareness programme for youngsters

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 14, 2013, 12:26 PM IST
BCCI starts awareness programme for youngsters

In the wake of the recent spot-fixing scandal which tarnished the image of Indian cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will start their education programme for young players in the country.

The BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) will educate the players from various age groups, who will attend sessions with officers from the ACSU during the ongoing National Cricket Academy camps.

"The anti-corruption unit of the BCCI has recently begun the education course for cricketers during the national camp for the Under-19 and U-15 players, held in Bangalore and Mysore," BCCI game development manager Ratnakar Shetty told the Indian Express."Ravi Sawani, director of anti-corruption unit, has planned the educational course. From July onwards these courses will start in every state association along with anti-doping procedures."

The decision has been came after the recent spot-fixing scandal during the IPL where three cricketers - Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila - and 11 bookies were arrested and charged with fraud, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

The BCCI has decided to have an ACSU officer accompany each team during the next Ranji Trophy season. As part of the new watchdog programme, played have been instructed not to divulge team information before a match, even to family members. Players have also been instructed to inform the ACSU or the team manager when they receive a call from unknown people.

First Published: June 14, 2013, 12:26 PM IST

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