ICC bans use of smart watches on field of play

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DUBAI - The International Cricket Council on Friday banned the use of smart watches on the field of play.

The ICC confirmed that under the Player and Match Officials Area (PMOA) Regulations, the hi-tech devices would no longer be permitted.

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"Communications devices are prohibited within the PMOA and no player is allowed to be in possession of or use a communications device which is connected to the internet whilst there,"said the ICC in a statement.

"Smart watches in any way connected to a phone or Wifi or in any way capable of receiving communications are not allowed and as such we will be reminding players that such devices must be surrendered along with their mobile devices on arrival at the ground on match days."