Anti-Corruption workshop concludes in Dubai

Updated: Mar 22, 2013, 15:29 PM IST

Dubai: A two-day anti-corruption workshop, which concluded here on Friday, held discussions regarding the challenges the game of cricket is facing and how to combat the menace of corruption.

Coordinated by the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, the workshop was attended by the heads of eight of the 10 domestic anti-corruption units of the full members and the ACSU`s Chairman Sir Ronnie Flanangan at the ICC Headquarters.

"There was great awareness amongst the group about the challenges the game is facing and different perspectives were shared on how to combat the menace of corruption," ICC ACSU`s General Manager Yogendra Pal Singh said.

"With the commitment and positive approach shown by the participants, I am confident that cricket as a whole is heading in the right direction in our fight against corruption.

"The sport of cricket collectively has a zero-tolerance towards corruption and we will do everything we can to protect the integrity of our great sport," he added.

Stating it was an extremely useful two-day workshop, Singh said, "We developed relationships, shared a lot of information, discussed ideas and looked ahead to the future.

"Those individuals who are motivated to corrupt the sport of cricket know no geographical boundaries and only a coordinated approach at international and domestic level will achieve success in our ongoing fight to protect the integrity of the sport.

"With that in mind, positive discussions took place on how best to share information, address multi-jurisdictional threats, cooperate with one another in performing the necessary investigatory functions and ensure consistency of robust regulatory frameworks and effective education systems," he said.