ICC seeks Interpol's help to fight corruption

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03 Apr 2019

Interpol to aid in ICC's mission of clean cricket

Cricket has been considered a gentleman's game, ever since its inception.

However, with the growing popularity of the game, it has fallen prey to various wrongdoings, including corruption.

As a result, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is now taking strict action to contain the issue, and has approached Interpol to aid this mission.

Here's how Interpol would help the ICC in cleaning up cricket.

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ICC seeks help from Interpol

ICC seeks help from Interpol

The ICC has been under immense pressure of late with the growing amount of corruption reports.

This has mostly revolved around players being approached by bookies to perform match-fixing.

As a result, to contain the issue, it has requested the help of Interpol to fight this crime in cricket.

This is ICC's first major step towards resolution of this issue.

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Interpol

What is Interpol?

The Interpol, also known as the International Criminal Police Organization, is an international police organization that aids police forces across different countries to help them fight international crime.

It is headquartered at Lyon in France and aids over 194 countries.

It was formed in 1923 by the name of International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC), before changing its name to Interpol in 1956.

Limelight

Al Jazeera collected evidence of corruption at cricket's highest level

Al Jazeera collected evidence of corruption at cricket's highest level

The issue of rampant match-fixing had come into the limelight last year, when TV news channel Al Jazeera aired a documentary, showing traces of corruption in the sport.

The channel said that they had further evidence of corruption at the highest level of cricket.

They also said that even they were in talks with Interpol to share the findings.

"ICC and Interpol keen on working together"

ICC Anti Corruption Unit's General Manager, Alex Marshall, said, "The ICC and Interpol are keen on working together and our meetings in Lyon last week were productive. The ICC has an excellent relationship with law enforcement agencies in a number of countries."

Primary target

Educating players regarding corruption the primary target

Marshall also added that their main focus hereon would be to properly educate players regarding corruption.

This would aid them to prevent as well as disrupt corruption in the sport.

They would also focus on the inquiries of where the crime has been committed and it is where Interpol would aid the relevant law enforcement organizations to fight the issue.

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Who were the players involved in corruption in Al Jazeera's documentary?

Has Sreesanth been cleared to return to cricket?

Can ICC and Interpol take action against IPL corruptions?

What is match-fixing?

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Who were the players involved in corruption in Al Jazeera's documentary?

Asked 2019-04-03 21:01:49 by Navya Mehra

Answered by NewsBytes

The name of the players were not disclosed in the Al Jazeera documentary.

Has Sreesanth been cleared to return to cricket?

Asked 2019-04-03 21:01:49 by Tejas Mittal

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No, Sreesanth is yet serving life ban from the BCCI.

Can ICC and Interpol take action against IPL corruptions?

Asked 2019-04-03 21:01:49 by Rakesh Mukopadhyay

Answered by NewsBytes

While ICC can't involve himself in IPL matters, Interpol surely can aid BCCI in the issue.

What is match-fixing?

Asked 2019-04-03 21:01:49 by Charvi Mehta

Answered by NewsBytes

Match-fixing means that the result of the match is pre-decided.

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