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Cricket Australia sets up Integrity Unit to fight corruption

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James Sutherland said that the Integrity Unit will provide a more focused and co-ordinated approach in managing the sport in Australia © Getty Images

 

Dec 21, 2013

 

In order oversee the implementation of anti-corruption measures, Cricket Australia (CA) has set up an integrity unit. This unit aims to protect Australian cricket from doping, match-fixing and other activities.

 

CA’s Senior Legal Counsel, Iain Roy will head the new unit and will work closely with the board’s Audit and Risk Committee. The unit will be in close communication with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is aligned with ICC’s best codes and practices.

 

“Australian cricket has a long-standing, proactive approach to sports integrity management, and that the establishment of the CA Integrity Unit will provide a more focused and co-ordinated approach to managing and monitoring cricket’s efforts to protect the integrity of the sport in Australia,” CA CEO James Sutherland was quoted saying by the board’s official website cricket.com.au.

 

“While there are no suggestions that any Australian players, officials or administrators are involved in corrupt or illegal activity, the threat of that behaviour impacting the integrity of our game in some way is very real and we have to be vigilant in our approach to managing it,” he added.

 

“By creating a standalone department dedicated to managing the integrity of the game, we believe we are well placed in the fight against corruption, doping and other illegal and harmful practices, ensuring it does not jeopardise the game’s unique place in Australian culture.

 

“We think this is a responsible approach to protecting the game under our jurisdiction. We need to ensure the Australian public has full faith in the integrity of the game and the way it is administered,” he concluded.

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