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The ICC and BCCI are intent on crushing corruption in the IPL
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are set to sign an agreement that will allow them to work together on tackling corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
This deal comes after India pace bowler Sreesanth was banned for life after being indicted in a match-fixing scandal during last year’s IPL.
“Our office is in Dubai, so we have certain facilities which we will make available to the BCCI if they need them. Essentially though, our involvement would be on the anti-corruption side,” ICC chief executive David Richardson said. “As we speak, I think the contract between the BCCI and the ICC ACSU is under negotiation. So it is a little bit premature to say if our services are actually going to be used but that’s probably very likely.
“I think the IPL coming to the UAE will do wonders for cricket in the region, in particular in Dubai. And the other point we wanted to make from the media release was that rightly or wrongly, the region sometimes gets accused of having integrity issues. And we wanted to assure everybody in that respect certainly, we are keeping a very close eye on the tournament and making sure that it remains above board.”
A BCCI official who wished to remain anonymous added: “We were in consultations with the ICC ACSU since the last year’s events and we have been close to signing a three-year deal with them.”