Known corruptors trying to build relations with players amid COVID-19 lockdowns: ICC ACU chief

Alex Marshall, head of the ICC’s anti-corruption unit, has revealed that “well-known corruptors” have tried to form relationships with cricketers, exposing their growing presence on social media for forced on-field action for cryoviruses .

| Updated on: 19 April 2020, 01:05:22 PM

Alex Marshall, head of the ICC’s anti-corruption unit, has revealed that the “known corrupt” are trying to make connections with cricketers by taking advantage of their growing presence on social media. (Photo courtesy: News Nation photo)


Alex Marshall, head of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit, has revealed that “well-known corrupt” are trying to exploit their growing presence on social media to build relationships with cricketers, forcing coronovirus-on-stop action Can be There has been no competitive match since the Pakistan Super League game on 15 March as a lockdown has been implemented to players globally including the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, which has killed millions worldwide. “We are using this time when players are on social media more than ever, trying to connect and build relationships with them,” Marshall said of The Guardian.

Marshall insisted that a decrease in cricketing activities does not mean a reduction in the fixing approach. “The COVID-19 may have temporarily banned international and domestic cricket games around the world, but the corrupt are still active,” Marshall quoted ‘The Guardian’ as saying. The outbreak of the novel coronovirus has put a full stop to all on-field cricketing activities and there is no clarity on when things will return to normal. “We have reached out to our members, players and their extensive network to highlight this issue and ensure that they all remain aware of the dangers of the approach …,” Marshall said.

The ACU chief’s team also learns that a drop in earnings due to the absence of matches may also make some well-paid players more susceptible to tempting offers from fixers. James Pymont, Head of Integrity for the England and Wales Cricket Board, said, “There will always be someone to get us out of the crisis and see it as an opportunity. We have to believe that we can withstand that pressure and we can do.” Believe that our players will do the right thing. The time to show this is now a robust system. “

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First Published: April 19, 2020, 01:05:22 pm

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