ARTICLE 1 INTRODUCTION, SCOPE AND APPLICATION
1.1 BCCI has adopted these Minimum Standards in support of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code and the fundamental sporting imperatives which that Code is designed to address. In particular, the Minimum Standards seek to combat advancing mobile communication technology and increasing sophistication in the methods by which betting takes place on cricket matches, by restricting to the greatest extent possible all methods of communication between Players, Player Support Personnel and Match Officials with all third partiesfrom the moment that they first enter the PMOA on the day of an IPLMatch right through until the formal conclusion of the IPLMatch (i.e. after the last ball has been bowled).
1.2 By their participation (in the case of a Player) or assistance in participation or other involvement (in the case of a Franchisee, Player Support Personnel, Franchisee or Match Official) in a Match, all Players, Player Support Personnel, Franchisee and Match Officials shall be deemed to;
: (a) have agreed that they are automatically bound by and required to comply with all of the provisions of these Minimum Standards; and (b) agree to submit to the authority of the ACU General Managerand the Director ACU(and/or any individual appointed by either to act on his/her behalf), to adopt, apply, monitor and enforce these Minimum Standards.
1.3 For the avoidance of any doubt, nothing in these Minimum Standards is intended to limit the responsibilities of any Franchisee, Player, Player Support Personnel or Match Official under the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code or any other BCCIor IPL regulations that may apply from time to time.
1.4 The Minimum Standards shall come into full force and effect on 1 March2017and shall replace all previous versions of the Minimum Standards.