Karachi: The Pakistani players, featuring in the World Cup squad, have been banned from using social networking sites during the mega event, beginning next month.
Team manager, Naved Akram Cheema, confirmed yesterday 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.
"I personally feel only people with loads of free time are active on these sites and I don't think our players will have enough time on hand for other things other than focusing on cricket and doing well in the World Cup," he said.
Cheema said that any player found guilty of violating this clause would be penalised severly.
Cheema said the PCB had also decided that families of the players would not be allowed to accompany and remain with them in the World Cup.