London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has requested all players to sign an anti-corruption declaration as part of its attempt to ensure integrity in the game.
ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said that they have sent an advisory to all members “about the need to root out corruption”.
“Such a declaration is intended to serve as an important reminder of the spirit in which the game is meant to be played, the importance of its integrity and their roles and responsibilities in this regard,” the Age quoted Lorgat, as saying.
The issue of corruption has come into light after three Pakistan players were implicated in a ‘spot-mixing’ and were later suspension by the sport’s governing body under its anti-corruption code.
Pakistan Test skipper Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were alleged to be involved in bowling pre-planned ‘no-balls’ during their fourth Test at Lord’s against England.
The players will now go through an ICC hearing over the unspecified charges contained in the governing body’s code of conduct.
According to reports, the hearing is expected to take place on October 28 in London.