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Cricket World Cup 2019: Dedicated anti-corruption officers

Cricket World Cup 2019: Dedicated anti-corruption officers

Each team at the World Cup will have a dedicated anti-corruption officer for the first time, as part
 of strengthened attempts to keep the competition free of any fixing controversies.

Previously, the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit had personnel deployed at each venue, meaning that teams would deal with a number of officials over the course of a tournament.

Now, the same official will be assigned to a team from the warm-up matches to the end of the competition, staying in the same hotel as the players and travelling with them to training and matches.

It is hoped the move will drive better relations between players and the ACU and build trust over the tournament and beyond.

By being with teams throughout the competition, it is also thought that anti-corruption officials will be better placed to spot any potential corruptors who lurk near players or back-room staff and so identify any behaviour that may be suspicious.

The move is another sign of the ACU’s work policing the sport being ramped up. A further reminder of cricket’s continued vulnerability to corruption came last week when Nuwan Zoysa and Avishka Gunawardene, two former Sri Lankan players who are now coaches, were charged with a series of anti-corruption breaches relating to a 10-over league played in the United Arab Emirates last December.

 

Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2019/05/13/cricket-world-cup-team-will-have-dedicated-anti-corruption-officer/