April 28, 2011

Pakistan cricket

Riaz, Shafiq break PCB-imposed Twitter silence


Fast bowler Wahab Riaz and batsman Asad Shafiq could do with a second look at their contract with the PCB. The new contracts include a clause on ‘no social networking sites while on tour’ but the pair must have failed to notice it. "There was no fine or anything, they were just told to not tweet anything. There is a ban on social networking tools under the revised player code of conduct on tours so both were breaking it in a sense. But as they weren't tweeting cricket-related stuff it wasn't a big issue," a board official told ESPNcricinfo. "To avoid confusion about whether or not they can tweet non-cricket related stuff, they've simply been told to not tweet at all."

Riaz and Shafiq have got off with a reprimand this time, but a repeat of the offence could lead to fines and a possible suspension. The new contracts also regulate players’ interaction with the media and curfew hours on tour, and disallow the hiring of unapproved agents.


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