MSN New Zealand – © Patrick Bolger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager.
- Cricket’s corruption watchdog has revealed it has 13 ongoing investigations in a year when it has changed its approach to tackling the sport’s seedy underbelly.
- Under new anti-corruption chief Alex Marshall, the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit has stepped up its number of investigations – 17 of the 18 conducted from June 2017 until May this year had begun after Marshall took the top job in September.
- That ongoing investigation is the May report by broadcaster Al Jazeera, which alleged corruption in Tests involving Australia, but the network has failed to share all evidence it says it has with the ICC.
- The ICC told The Age a key focus was on educating players to help anti-corruption officials get to the ‘‘criminals’’ driving the .
- Twenty20 tournaments have provided the corruption fighters with their greatest challenge, prompting the ICC to introduce plans to set minimum standards in anti-corruption ‘‘because it is not possible to police every one of these matches in person’’.