Thursday 22 May 2014 

I Know I Did The Right Thing - McCullum

Brendon McCullum, whose report of a corrupt approach to the International Cricket Council has been leaked to the media, has spoken publicly about his actions and match-fixing in general.

ICC Support For McCullum

"Whilst we have privately offered our full support to Brendon, we do so now publicly not only to confirm that, by assisting with the ACSU’s enquiries, he has acted quite properly in accordance with his responsibilities as a professional cricketer, but also correct any misperception that he is somehow under suspicion. 

"He is to be commended for his actions and we deeply regret that aspects of his statement are now in the public domain."

David Richardson, ICC Chief Executive

McCullum's testimony, submitted to the ICC in confidence, formed the basis of a series of reports that claim that his former team-mate Lou Vincent fixed matches towards the end of his career.

In Christchurch, where his partner is expecting their third child, McCullum reiterated his position with regard to corruption and match-fixing.

"Let me be clear I have never ever fixed a cricket match. I am 100% behind the fight against corruption in the sport," he said.

"While it’s been a tough time for me I know I did the right thing. I was pleased to see the ICC come out yesterday and commend me for my actions.

"It takes courage to report an approach and it is vital that players who do so feel supported."

He added that he was shocked and disappointed that his statement had been leaked, however.

"I gave my testimony to the ICC in good faith so I was shocked when I read it in the media.

"I hope it does not  stop others coming forward in the future as all players need to play their part in stamping out corruption."

Video courtesy of the New Zealand Herald

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