PCB to issue media guideline following surge in player spats, controversial remarks, video leaks

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Following Mohammad Hafeez’s controversial remarks regarding Sharjeel Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Boad (PCB) has decided to issue a new set of guidelines for its centrally contracted players regarding the use of social media.

Hafeez, commenting on the proposed comeback of Sharjeel into the national team, had questioned the PCB’s selection policy, wondering if “dignity and honour” do not mean anything – a dig at Sharjeel’s tainted past. His remarks had left PCB CEO Wasim Khan unimpressed.

That incident coupled with Hassan Ali’s ‘immoral’ videos and Mohammad Rizwan’s statement regarding his Karachi Kings captain Imad Wasim have forced the PCB’s hand, the Urdu daily said.

“The PCB has a code of conduct and social media policy but now it’s time for a guideline to be issued to the cricketers,” a PCB spokesperson told Jang.

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The spokesperson said that as part of the guideline, the players will be reminded of their limits when facing conventional media and also using social media.

The publication further quoted PCB CEO as saying that they intend to take disciplinary action against Hafeez and Hasan.

PCB to issue media guideline following surge in player spats, controversial