Bollinger in trouble for using iPod Touch

Cricket Australia’s media manager Lachy Patterson has defended Doug Bollinger and said the iPod Touch, according to ICC regulations is allowed in dressing room Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Nov 1, 2011

Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger invited trouble for himself after being spotted using an iPod Touch in the dressing room during the final One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa in the recently-concluded series.

For this action he has come under the scanner by the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Using an electronic device, which has internet compatibility, in the dressing room is a violation of the ICC s anti-corruption laws and there is a chance that this could be investigated by the ACSU.

Cricket Australia s media manager Lachy Patterson though has refused to comment on the matter. “The ICC is looking into the issue. You should contact the ICC,” Patterson was quoted in DNA.

Defending Bollinger he said, “The iPod Touch, which if you look in the ICC regulations, is allowed to be used.”

The ICC too has refused to comment. “The ACSU is aware of the situation and is dealing with it. The ICC does not comment on matters relating to the ACSU,” an ICC spokesman said.

According to media reports, television images have shown Bollinger using the iPod Touch in the dressing room. Even a photograph of that incident is apparently posted in a social networking site.