LONDON - *The anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) warned two Pakistan players not to wear smart watches which can help in communication through WhatsApp during the Lord’s Test on Thursday.*
These watches are strictly prohibited by the ICC’s playing regulations and needed to be disabled so that they are not helpful in communication.
The Cricinfo website quoted an ICC spokesman saying, “Apple watches in any way connected to a phone/WiFi or in any way capable of receiving communications such as messages, are not allowed. In effect, it is considered a phone unless ‘disabled’ and just a watch.”
The said players, sources said, were Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam.
After Pakistan players were warned by the ICC , Hasan Ali said: “We didn’t know about it. Now we are told so we will not wear them.”