The Lanka Premier League 2020 will have all the necessary measures in place to protect the integrity of the tournament and adopt a zero tolerance policy against any wrongdoing, the country’s cricket council said on Saturday.
The Sri Lanka Cricket Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), in collaboration with the ICC, manages the initiatives of the LPL, and the relevant officials will be present at every match, event and official functions throughout the tournament at the venue and in the hotel.
“We asked them to ensure that players and officials follow the anti-corruption protocols in place and work towards a clean and fair tournament,” said Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket, in a press release.
The SLC and ICC Anti-Corruption Units will maintain a 24/7 hotline throughout the tournament to receive information relating to any suspicious or corrupt activity and also conduct anti-corruption education programs for all players. and officials before starting the tournament.
De Silva held a meeting with team owners and officials on Friday and stressed the importance of maintaining the integrity of the tournament.
“In addition to the SLC and ICC Anti-Corruption Units, SLC will enlist the assistance of government security agencies, as needed to ensure that the tournament runs without any corrupt activity,” De Silva said.