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|Bookies come knocking at Aussies door again|
|Pitched By Cricket360 Reporter|
|Wednesday, 19 August 2009|
Mumbai, 18 August, 2009: Australians have reported to that a man approached one of its team members suspected to have links with illegal bookies. International Cricket Committee (ICC) has confirmed reports that it’s Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) had been informed by the Australian team manager about the approach.
The Australian player informed the team management who in turn filed a report with the Anti corruption and security unit. At present the matter is under investigation with the unit. The management has praised the player for reporting the matter immediately. Though the incident shows that Ashes series has not been spared by bookies and they are definitely making attempts to infiltrate into high profile series.
Per the ICC release "Approaches to players do happen and it would be naïve to assume otherwise; if they did not then there would be no need for the continuing existence of the ACSU. The ICC is confident that all approaches are being reported, it is proud of systems and education processes in place which have created a widespread culture of integrity among the world’s top players and it is pleased those players have confidence in the ACSU to report such matters,".
On earlier occasions some captains of cricket nations team like India’s Mohammad Azharuddin, South Africa’s late Hansie Cronje and Pakistan’s Salim Malik have had match-fixing allegations against them.
Sunday telegraph has earlier warned that cricket was under cloud of illegal. Cricket’s biggest tournament, Indian premier league, has not been under scanner yet but all future tournaments would involve Anti corruption and security unit. Similarly the Champions league which is scheduled to be played in India in October 09 would be watched by ICC’s ACSU. Lalit Modi, IPL commissioner has zero tolerance policy as it relates to match fixing and has said that they will ultra vigilant both during IPL and Champions League.
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