We aim ‘to make cricket 100 per cent clean’, says Narayanaswami Srinivasan

"I have not done anything to bring disrepute or tarnish the game"

“I have not done anything to bring disrepute or tarnish the game”

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Newly appointed International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan has announced that the global cricketing body has vowed “to make cricket 100 per cent clean”.

Srinivasan’s comments come after former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent was banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for match-fixing.

“ICC’s effort is to make cricket 100 per cent clean but ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit does not enjoy the same powers as law enforcing agencies around the world do. We will continue our fight though,” Srinivasan told NDTV. “The code of ethics is being updated and players have started reporting the slightest approach. It is a step in the right direction but it is going to be a gradual step.

“ICC has done a good job in educating people and helping them learn more about how to avoid corrupt elements.”

However, Srinivasan himself is being investigated by the Supreme Court of India after three players were indicted in a match-fixing scandal during the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“There are certain matters in the court and I can’t speak on them,” he said. “(But) I have not done anything to bring disrepute or tarnish the game.”

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