Australia won’t allow players to endorse betting, alcohol at IPL

Australia won’t allow players to endorse betting, alcohol at IPL

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New Delhi, February 22

Cricket Australia (CA) doesn’t want its players to feature in advertisements promoting betting, fast food, alcohol and tobacco brands during the next edition of Indian Premier League. The 14th Indian Premier League is scheduled to start in the second week of April and quite a few Australian cricketers, including big buys Glenn Maxwell and Jhye Richardson, are going to be part of the action.

According to media report, in a recent advisory to the all the IPL franchises the BCCI quoted CA as saying, “A full team photo — for use only by the sponsors of the relevant IPL team in print media in India and any such photo should not involve or include the name or branding of a company primarily engaged in the business of alcohol, fast food/fast food restaurants, tobacco or betting.”

Among other restrictions, CA said not more than one player from a Big Bash League (BBL) side and a state team should be used in advertising campaigns.

As many as 19 Australians are set to play in IPL 2021. Prominent among them are Steven Smith, Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Richardson, Riley Meredith, Ben Cutting, Moises Henriques, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, David Warner, etc. — PTI

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