ICC partner up with law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand

"I can safely say that the World Cup will be free of any corruption or spot fixing"

“I can safely say that the World Cup will be free of any corruption or spot fixing”

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) have partnered up with law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand in order to stop bookies from approaching players during the 2015 World Cup.

The move comes after numerous players have been found guilty of spot-fixing and failing to report being approached by bookies.

“Corruption in any sport is a big challenge these days,” ICC CEO David Richardson said. “Cricket has led the way in that fight against corruption. The measures that have been put in place for this year’s cricket World Cup are probably the most stringent than ever before.

“For the first time, partnerships have been struck between the ICC and the law enforcement agencies in both Australia and New Zealand.

“Our anti-corruption unit doesn’t have its own police investigatory powers but when we team up with the likes of the Australian Federal Police and New Zealand Police then that gives us the arms in our necks.

“And I can assure the people that if anybody is planning on trying to fix matches or trying to associate with players at this year’s event they will find it very difficult indeed and I can safely say that the World Cup will be free of any corruption or spot fixing.”

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