CEC Supports ICC's Decisive Anti-Corruption Stance

International Cricket CouncilThe International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) is to recommend that the ICC Board carries out a 'wide-ranging, and if necessary, independent review' of current ICC anti-corruption measures.

The Committee, which met for the third time this year in Cape Town, also reaffirmed the ICC's zero-tolerance stance against any form of corruption within the sport, aiming to send a strong message by supporting decisive action taken by the ICC in the wake of the spot-fixing controversy and allegations against Pakistan players, three of whom - Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt - have since been suspended by the ICC.

“It is not enough that the ICC is regarded by other sporting organisations as a leader in the battle against corruption in sport. We must continue to assess and, where necessary, improve our processes. The recent allegations have reminded everyone of the need to remain vigilant and to ensure public confidence in our sport," ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said.

“CEC has wisely recommended a thorough review of all our procedures and protocols and that is something which is already underway. I am especially keen to engage with governments to consider the regulation of betting and also to consider the accreditation of player representatives or agents.

“While the present investigations are ongoing we will not discuss or comment on any specific issues but this incident is a warning for all of us. We must heed those warnings and heed them quickly.”

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