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ICC conducts workshop on `Keep Cricket Clean`

Dubai, Sept.23 : The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has recently conducted a workshop on the theme ‘Keep Cricket Clean’, which was attended by anti-corruption representatives of all Test-playing member-nations.

During the workshop, anti-corruption officers discussed at length the Integrity Working Party (IWP) recommendations, and expressed a resolve and commitment to continue their fight to eradicating corruption through proactive, collective and aggressive prevention and disruption tactics.

The ICC Board, during the 2015 ICC Annual Conference in Barbados, had reviewed and adopted the recommendations of the IWP, which had been convened to review the global risks for international and domestic cricket created by the threat of corruption.

Reflecting on the strengths of the game’s collective approach to fighting corruption, ACU Chairman Sir Ronnie Flanagan said, “The objective of our recent workshop was to bring together the anti-corruption elements in all 10 major Test-playing cricket nations, and working together with the ACU at the centre to examine the recommendations of the review report, to look at how we can best work together going forward to implement those recommendations, and to make sure that right across cricket.”

“I was very pleased that the recent review we had of the work of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit, placed great emphasis on the fact that the main planks of our activity are prevention, disruption, and only then investigation and prosecution, in that order of priority. And I think that order of priority is absolutely right.” he added. (ANI)