USE OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES IN THE PMOA

4.1 Subject strictly to the exceptions set out in Article 4.2, the following prohibitions shall apply from the moment that the first Player of any participating team enters the PMOA for an IPL Match right through until the formal conclusion of the Match (i.e. after the final ball has been bowled):

4.1.1 no person shall be allowed to use and/or carry any Mobile Device for any reason whatsoever, whether to access the Internet or otherwise, in the PMOA;

4.1.2 no person shall be allowed to use and/or or carry, any laptop computer (or any other similar communication device) for any reason whatsoever, whether to access the Internet or otherwise, in the PMOA; and

4.1.3 no person shall be allowed to use any static / landline (or similar) telephone capable of making calls from inside or receiving calls from outside the PMOA.

4.2 Unless otherwise agreed by the ICC Regional Security Manager in advance, the only exceptions to the above prohibitions are:

4.2.1 each team manager shall be permitted to carry a Mobile Device within the PMOA, provided that it is used either: (a) by him/her for cricket operations purposes only; and/or (b) by any Player or Player Support Personnel for any important personal matter, provided that the team manager has given his express permission to the Player or Player Support Personnel before such use;

4.2.2 not used;

4.2.3 each team security manager and Match Officials security manager shall be permitted to carry a Mobile Device within the PMOA but any such device must be turned onto silent mode at all times whilst such individual is in the PMOA and must not be used for any purpose either inside or outside the PMOA at the venue, other than in the case of a security emergency;

4.2.4 each Match Referee shall be permitted to carry all of the Mobile Devices that have been collected from each Umpire (including any third or other Umpire) as part of any protocol implemented by a Match Referee pursuant to Article 2.3.4 above;

4.2.5 each team manager shall be permitted to carry and use a laptop computer (or any other similar communication device), whether to access the Internet or otherwise, within the PMOA, provided that it is used only by him/her and only for cricket operations purposes of a logistical or administrative nature related to the Match or upcoming IPL Matches;

GUIDANCE NOTE: For the avoidance of doubt, any team manager who uses his laptop computer (or any other similar communication device) other than for cricket operations purposes of a logistical or administrative nature (for example, for personal use) shall automatically be in breach of Article 4.2.5.

Nothing in Article 4.2.5 shall prevent a Player or Player Support Personnel being able to view the screen of a laptop computer that is being used by the team manager, provided that his/her viewing of the laptop: (a) is carried out at all times in the company of the team manager; and (b) is for cricket operations purposes of a logistical or administrative nature only.

4.2.6 a further one other Player Support Personnel per team, whose identity must be approved in advance by the ICC Regional Security Manager, shall be permitted to carry and use a laptop computer (or any other similar communication device) within the PMOA, provided that: (a) it is used only by the identified individual and only for cricket operations purposes; (b) it may not be used to access the Internet and/or for any audio-video communication at any time until the final ball in the Match has been delivered; and (c) the ICC Regional Security Manager shall have absolute discretion to direct that the laptop computer (or any other similar communication device) be used only in a specific area or location within the PMOA.

GUIDANCE NOTE: Nothing in Article 4.2.6 shall prevent a Player or Player Support Personnel being able to view the screen of a laptop computer that is being used by the permitted Player Support Personnel, provided that his/her viewing of the laptop: (a) is carried out at all times in the company of the permitted Player Support Personnel; and (b) is for cricket operations purposes only.

4.2.7 the Match Referee shall be permitted to carry a Mobile Device within the PMOA, provided that it is used either: (a) by him/her for cricket operations purposes only; and/or (b) by any Match Official for any important personal matter only, provided that the Match Referee has given his express permission to the Match Official before such use;

4.2.8 the Match Referee shall be permitted to carry and use a laptop computer (or any other similar device), whether to access the Internet or otherwise, within the PMOA, provided that it is used only by him/her and only for cricket operations purposes;

4.3 For the avoidance of doubt, none of the foregoing provisions shall operate to prevent:

4.3.1 the use of two-way handheld devices that use dedicated frequencies over short distances (i.e. a walkie-talkie) by Player Support Personnel for the purpose of communication between the dug-out and dressing room area for medical and/or tactical reasons only in accordance with the relevant match playing conditions, provided that such communication devices are suitably encrypted to avoid detection by any third party in the nearby vicinity; and/or

4.3.2 the use of electronic communication devices between on and off-field Match Officials in accordance with the relevant playing conditions and/or any other communication protocols as may be required from time to time, provided that such communication devices are suitably encrypted to avoid detection by any third party in the nearby vicinity;

4.4 For the avoidance of any doubt, all individuals permitted to carry and use a laptop computer (or any other similar communication device) within the PMOA pursuant to Article 4.2 are deemed to have (a) consented to such laptop or other device being monitored by the ICC Regional Security Manager for the purpose of establishing whether or not the Internet has been accessed in any relevant period, (b) agreed to provide such laptop or other device to the ICC Regional Security Manager immediately upon request so that any identified Internet browsing activity can be audited and (c) agreed to provide such technical information (including, without limitation, any applicable MAC number) about such laptop or other device to the ICC Regional Security Manager as may be necessary to carry out such monitoring and/or auditing activity. 

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