ICC asks Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to implement anti-corruption code

Kuala Lumpur: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to have an anti-corruption code in place after media reports emerged of corruption in domestic cricket.

During its two-day meeting here over the weekend, the ICC Chief Executives` Committee (CEC) discussed the integrity issues in domestic cricket, reports a newspaper source.

At the meeting, the CEC, after hearing that neither Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) nor Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has incorporated domestic anti-corruption codes, recommended that the ICC Board instruct the two boards to implement these codes forthwith.

The CEC also said the SLC should have the code in place certainly before the start of the Sri Lanka Premier League Twenty20, scheduled to be held in August 2012. The CEC also recommended to the ICC Board that the BCB be directed to deliver a comprehensive report on the allegations of corrupt activities during the recent Bangladesh Premier League.