ICC to review anti-corruption procedures

A review of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption measures is to be carried out after a call from the 10 Test-playing nations.

The ICC's chief executives' committee (CEC) says a wide-ranging and possibly independent review of the current measures is needed in the wake of the spot-fixing allegations against three Pakistan players.



ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said that a review is already underway.



He said: "It is not enough that the ICC is regarded by other sporting organisations as a leader in the battle against corruption in sport.



"We must continue to assess and, where necessary, improve our processes. The recent allegations have reminded everyone of the need to remain vigilant and to ensure public confidence in our sport.



"CEC has wisely recommended a thorough review of all our procedures and protocols and that is something which is already underway.



"I am especially keen to engage with governments to consider the regulation of betting and also to consider the accreditation of player representatives or agents.



"While the present investigations are ongoing we will not discuss or comment on any specific issues but this incident is a warning for all of us. We must heed those warnings and heed them quickly."



The Pakistan trio - Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif - were caught by a News of the World sting but Lorgat claimed some reporting had led to unfair and unsubstantiated allegations against some players.



He added: "The reputation and safety of a player is also paramount and to suggest anything untoward without any substantiation or firm evidence is irresponsible and most unfair on a player."



The CEC comprises the chief executives of the 10 Test-playing members, including the ECB's David Collier, and three representatives from affiliated countries.



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