By CricketCountry Staff
Canberra: Dec 14, 2011
Rahul Dravid highlighted the need to have proper measures in place to prevent corruption in the game. His statements came when he was delivering the Sir Donald Bradman Oration.
“If we stand up for the game's basic decencies, it will be far easier to tackle its bigger dangers – whether its fnding short cuts to easy money or being lured by the scourge of spot-fxing and contemplating any involvement with the betting industry.
“Cricket's fnancial success means it will face threats from outside the game and keep facing them. The last two decades have proved this over and over again. The internet and modern technology may just end up being a step ahead of every anti-corruption regulation in place in the game.”
The Karnataka batsman said that the cricketers should be ready to concede a part of their personal space as the game needs to be protected from the evils.
“As players, the one way we can stay ahead for the game, is if we are willing to be monitored and regulated closely. Even if it means giving up a little bit of our freedom of movement and privacy for the good of the game.
“If it means undergoing dope tests, let us never say no. If it means undergoing lie-detector tests, let us understand the technology, what purpose it serves and accept it. Now lie-dectectors are by no means perfect but they could actually help the innocent clear their names. Similarly, we should not object to having our fnances scrutinised if that is what is required.”