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ICC spells out scale of anti-corruption review

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Dave Richardson also said that ICC ACSU is a world leader in terms of fight against corruption © Getty Images

May 9, 2014

International Cricket Council (ICC) has clarified that a review of safeguarding the game from the threat of corruption at international and First-Class level is set to take place.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson stated: “The ICC ACSU [Anti-Corruption and Security Unit] remains a world leader in the fight against corruption in sport, and has done some outstanding work since its inception in 2000.”

He continued, “The suggestion that the ACSU might be failing in its duty to protect the game is entirely misplaced and inaccurate. Despite not having the powers of a law enforcement agency, it continues to proactively investigate and disrupt corruption threats, as well as delivering education programs and building relationships with its domestic counterparts at Member boards, law enforcement and other sports.  Much of this work takes place away from the public eye, for obvious reasons, but it should not be ignored or in any way undervalued”, as reported  by ICC Cricket.com. 

He talked about the increasing rick of corruption in the world of cricket, “With the cricket landscape and the risk of corruption changing rapidly in recent years due to the increasing number of domestic Twenty20 cricket leagues, as well as the incorporation of domestic anti-corruption units by a number of member boards, the ICC board considered it to be an appropriate time to carry out a review into the overall structure established to fight against the threat of corruption at all levels of the sport.”

He also cautioned against drawing any conclusions of the review, “However, it is important to emphasis that the review is only commencing, and, therefore, to draw any conclusions on the outcome of the review will be premature and detrimental to the working of such an important unit.”

He opined about corruption being a threat to the sport, “Corruption is undoubtedly the biggest threat to the sport, undermining the very values that attracts players, spectators and commercial partners, and the corruptors do not respect geographical boundaries.  Accordingly, we look forward to engaging with our stakeholders to determine what more can be done in this respect, both at an international and domestic level, and how we can better coordinate and share information for the benefit of all.”

He concluded by saying, “We are committed to putting in place the very best structures and personnel to protect the game, and there is nothing unusual about the commission of an internal review.  Indeed, similar exercises have been carried out in the past, the most recent in 2011, which have led to enhancements of policies, procedures and resources.  As there is always room for improvement, we welcome these opportunities and look forward to building on the anti-corruption structures and strategies that are already in place within the game.”

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