Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015
With cricket's biggest extravaganza, the ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be played in Australia and New Zealand next year, a potential threat has been unearthed by the Kiwi police.
New Delhi: With cricket's biggest extravaganza, the ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be played in Australia and New Zealand next year, a potential threat has been unearthed by the Kiwi police.
According to a report published in the New Zealand Herald, the fixers and bookies might use honey traps as a weapon during the tournament to lure them.
"We know they bring in women into the country to fraternise with players. Afterwards, they'll ask the players to do something and if they refuse they'll say, 'Well, see these photographs? They will be with your wife, your neighbours, your parents," Superintendent Sandra Manderson, police chief for the Cricket World Cup, was quoted as saying in the report.
The report also suggested about a list of match-fixers which has been compiled by the police and anti-corruption investigators in a bid to stop them at the border before the World Cup.
The World Cup will be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand and the police is trying its best to depose off possible threats.
Of late, cricket's image has been tarnished with instances of fixing and spot-fixing. Kiwi cricketer Lou Vincent was the recent victim where he publicly accepted involvement in fixing.