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New Zealand police have been reviewing the airport security staff’s ability to deal with corrupt match fixers trying to enter the nation. © Getty Images (Generic photo)

Wellington: Sep 09, 2014

Security measures in New Zealand are being ramped up to avoid potential match fixers from entering the country with the Cricket World Cup ahead.

New Zealand police and customs officials have been reviewing the airport security staff’s ability to deal with corrupt match fixers trying to enter the nation.

Authorities said that they were doing everything that they could to avoid scandals, reported Stuff.co.nz.

Two senior members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-corruption Unit visited New Zealand last week as a part of police’s preparation for the introduction of the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill.

The government will likely pass the bill in December to concentrate on match-fixing risks.