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Cricket can never be totally clean, says chief of ICC anti-corruption unit

In an interview to icccricket.com, retired British police officer Flanagan has said that the honest answer is corruption can't be totally eradicated but that doesn't stop them from working hard to achieve such goal.

ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Sir Ronnie Flanagan has said in an interview that corruption in cricket can't be eradicated totally. 

In an interview to  icccricket.com, retired British police officer Flanagan has said that the honest answer is corruption can't be totally eradicated but that doesn't stop them from working hard to achieve such goal. 

He said-

 

Well, to be honest, I would look on that question as similar to the question, will ill health ever be eradicated?  Will crime ever be eradicated?  And I think the frank answer has to be never totally and absolutely eradicated.  But that doesn’t stop us working the very hardest that we can, making the greatest effort that we can to eradicate the game as far as is humanly possible to do.

ACU chief also said that people who indulge in cricket corruption are organised criminals. He said, " "One thing I have no doubt about is that they are most evil. These are organised criminals.  These are members of organised criminal gangs across the world, and that was brought home very evidently in our preparations for the World Cup".

He was noncommittal on the question of whether re-induction of three Pakistani players who were involved in match fixing will mar the image of cricket. 

Watch the full interview here :

 

 

Recently anti-corruption unit of ICC conducted a workshop on the theme 'Keep Cricket Clean', which was attended by anti-corruption representatives of all Test-playing member-nations.

During the workshop, anti-corruption officers discussed at length the Integrity Working Party (IWP) recommendations, and expressed a resolve and commitment to continue their fight to eradicating corruption through proactive, collective and aggressive prevention and disruption tactics. The ICC Board, during the 2015 ICC Annual Conference in Barbados, had reviewed and adopted the recommendations of the IWP, which had been convened to review the global risks for international and domestic cricket created by the threat of corruption.

Reflecting on the strengths of the game's collective approach to fighting corruption, ACU Chairman Sir Ronnie Flanagan said, "The objective of our recent workshop was to bring together the anti-corruption elements in all 10 major Test-playing cricket nations, and working together with the ACU at the centre to examine the recommendations of the review report, to look at how we can best work together going forward to implement those recommendations, and to make sure that right across cricket."

 

I was very pleased that the recent review we had of the work of the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit, placed great emphasis on the fact that the main planks of our activity are prevention, disruption, and only then investigation and prosecution, in that order of priority. And I think that order of priority is absolutely right.

-he added.

Source : DNA



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