ICC cautions Pakistani cricketers on wearing smartwatches on field: An International Cricket Council anti-corruption officer has advised Pakistan cricketers to avoid wearing smartwatches while on the field for the match.
The issue was raised when two Pakistan players – Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq – were spotted wearing smartwatches while fielding during England’s innings at the Lord’s Test.
On Friday the ICC cautioned the Pakistan cricket team to stop wearing smartwatches when on the field. Although there is no notice from the officials, but chances are the rule of not wearing a smartwatch during the game is just not confined to the Pak cricketers, and also applies to other players, including the Indian cricket team, during other matches.
It All started after some Pakistani players were spotted wearing smartwatches during the first test against England.To avoid any instances of match fixing, the players were cautioned by an ICC anti-corruption officer.
“Communications devices are prohibited within the player and match officials area. No player is allowed to be in possession of or use a communications device which is connected to the internet whilst there,” the ICC said in a statement on Friday. That is not for only Pakistani players It also applies to other players, including the Indian cricket team, during other matches.