03 Oct

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued strict media guidelines to its domestic cricketers, for the 2020-21 season, by including relevant clauses in the contract offered to players.

According to details, the domestic players will need the PCB’s permission before any interaction on conventional or social media.

The players will only be allowed to issue statements through the PCB’s official press conference. The approval of PCB’s Director of High Performance Centre, team manager or media manager will required before giving interviews or writing columns for local or international media.

The players have also been reminded of their limits while interacting with approved media. Criticising ICC/PCB’s policies, its officials and sponsors, retired international cricketers and previous board management is strictly prohibited. They have also been asked to refrain from passing racist or racially insensitive comments.

Players are also not allowed to run private channels on social media platforms, such as YouTube. They will also need PCB’s permission before appearing as a guest or expert on private television channels.

The PCB has already announced 2020-21 contracts for 192 domestic players, in which 10 have been awarded A Plus category, meanwhile category A comprises 38 players. Category B includes 47 players, category C includes 71 players while category D has 26 players.

John Stephenson


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