The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has forbidden the players, who have made their inclusion in the World Cup squad, to use social networking sites during the tournament which is scheduled to kick off in February 14.
It was confirmed on Tuesday by the team manager, Naved Akram Cheema, who said that as part of their central contracts, players would not be allowed to use any social networking site on the coming tour to New Zealand and in the World Cup. The reason behind this rule is to keep players away from unnecessary controversies which take place due to their activity on these networking sites.
Cheema, who has been appointed manager for the World Cup in place of Moin Khan, said if any player was found guilty of violating this clause, he would go through severe punishment.
He also said that players would not be allowed to stay or being accompanied by their families on per decision taken by the cricket board.