Brendon McCullum believes cricket has to be vigilant in the fight against corruption
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Sydney: May 22, 2014
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has said that it is crucial that cricket remains vigilant in the fight against corruption despite the leak of his confidential match fixing testimony.
McCullum said that he has never been involved in fixing, expressing no regrets about giving his testimony, in which he described how ‘player X’ approached him in 2008 to fix games, to investigators.
According to News.com.au, McCullum said that he had been shocked to read about the testimony , which was leaked to the British media, in the media last week, but thanked International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson for a personal apology and for publicly commending his actions.
The skipper said that if any of his players find themselves being approached for match fixing, he would encourage them to go down the same route that he has taken.
McCullum added that there have been a couple of circumstances, which have slightly tainted the game, but the majority of the people in the sport uphold the traditions and the respect for the sport that everyone loves.
Meanwhile, McCullum feel’s confident that the ICC would be able to fight against fixing, the report added.