ICC circulates pledge to combat match fixing

The International Cricket Council is aiming to rid the sport of corruption by asking those at the highest level - all international players, umpires and officials - to sign declarations. The measure, which follows a series of match-fixing scandals, is to be completed by 30 November.

The International Cricket Council is aiming to rid the sport of corruption by asking those at the highest level - all international players, umpires and officials - to sign declarations. The measure, which follows a series of match-fixing scandals, is to be completed by 30 November.

Five questions are to be asked, including whether individuals have ever taken part in or been approached to take part in "any arrangement with any other person involved in the playing or administration of the game of cricket which might involve corruption in any form". Other issues raised include having taken part in, or been approached about: the passing on of team selection, weather and details of the toss to any person other than to the media; performing under-par; perverting the normal outcome of a match.

The form also carries a declaration that a player or official will not be involved in the future in any corrupt conduct and will immediately inform the authorities of any approach.

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