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Urgent action needed to address cricket corruption

International anti-corruption organisation Transparency International (TI) has published the submission it has made to the International Cricket Council’s Governance Review. The TI submission makes 20 recommendations for reform in order to safeguard the game’s integrity and reputation.

The submission was made jointly by Transparency International Chapters from 12 countries including Australia Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago and the UK.

The report concludes that:

  • Urgent action is needed to understand and address the changing nature of the corruption risks that face the game of cricket in the 21st century;
  • The ICC needs to widen the focus of its response to encompass the larger corruption challenges facing the game such as conflicts of interest and cronyism;
  • This will require the ICC to take more responsibility for standard-setting applicable to the cricket boards of member countries;
  • The ICC itself needs to be more accountable and transparent;
  • The ICC should seek to follow international best practice in the sphere of governance including transparency and anti-corruption measures.

Chandu Krishnan Executive Director of Transparency International UK, commented:

“The nature of cricket and corruption have both changed in the past decade.  Transparency International welcomes the ICC’s Governance Review, as it is a timely opportunity to review the corruption risks facing the game of cricket, and strengthen the game’s institutional response.  There is no doubt that cricket is facing corruption-related challenges, and we hope that the ICC is able to respond in a way that will safeguard the integrity and reputation of the game.”

To download the submission, click here


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