The cat and mouse game continues in ICC and corrupt elements
LONDON: Cricket is being played between the ICC and corrupt elements, while 40 corruption cases are being investigated.
Alex Marshall, the ICC’s anti-corruption unit chief, investigated corruption in the force during his 37-year career in the British police. He is now doing the same thing in cricket, but here legal constraints tied his hands.
There are currently 40 investigations into corruption in cricket. Six former and current cricketers have been banned this year alone. The ACU is facing a well-organized corruption mafia equipped with modern technology. It has been revealed that bitcoin was given, meanwhile Mr. X’s term was used due to legal complications for the corrupt person.
“In some cricketing countries, gambling is illegal but betting on the game is very popular. Buckeyes take advantage of the fact that you are facing an illegal market, there is no access to any kind of data,” Marshall said. Because you are unaware of the batting pattern, information usually reaches us from inside cricket insiders, which we investigate.
He said that corrupt elements are usually two steps ahead of the ICC, now the players are not contacted in the hotel lobby but different methods are used for meetings, for example Emirati cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Sheeman Anwar. Details of corruption were fixed while drinking coffee on the beach.
“Most players are planned for months to entangle themselves,” said Marshall. “We have cases where franchise owners have been found investing in small-level tournaments under a long-term plan. Corrupt or provide insider information to bookies.
He said the draft already tells players that if they follow the team owner’s lead, they will be selected for a hefty fee, and if they spend millions of dollars on team purchases, they will soon be able to take advantage of it. “We are also taking legal steps to bring the names of corrupt elements to light,” he said.