In a first, all the 10 participating teams of the upcoming ODI World Cup will have a dedicated anti-corruption officer attached with it to deliver a corruption-free tournament, according to a report.
The report in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ said the ICC will attach an anti-corruption official with each team starting from warm-up matches till the end of the tournament. Also Read - Bhuvneshwar Kumar Pips Rashid Khan And Sean Williams to Claim ICC Player of The Month Award
“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,” the report said. Also Read - Have Plan B For Upcoming T20 World Cup in India But Proceedings as Planned Now: ICC Interim CEO
“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.” Also Read - Batting Legend Rahul Dravid to Speak at MIT Sports Analytics Conference
It said the move was part of ICC Anti-Corruption Unit’s effort to deliver a fixing and corruption-free World Cup and also an effort to build better relations between players and the ACU.
“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 report further stated.