ICC impressed with PCB’s anti-corruption measures

November 8th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Nov 8 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday expressed satisfaction with the anti-corruption measures taken by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) post the spot-fixing controversy.

The Pakistan Task Team (PTT), created by the ICC to oversee the matter, received an update Monday on the steps taken by the PCB to ensure integrity of cricket remains intact.

Some of the steps that the PCB has taken to curb the menace of match or spot-fixing include the development of an Anti-Corruption Code, a proposed plan to regulate agents of Pakistani players, and an enhanced and countrywide education programme on the issue.

After a tele-conference meeting between the ICC and the PCB here, ICC director and PTT chairman Giles Clarke appreciated the swift measures taken by the PCB.

“The PCB chairman and his team must be congratulated for the speed with which they have adopted the recommendations of the ICC Board. Everyone is encouraged by the statements and actions of the PCB and we must hope that they continue,” Giles said in a ICC statement.

The other members who attended the meeting were PCB chairman Ijaz Butt and the PCB Senior General Manager Cricket Operations (International), Subhan Ahmad, and ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

“PCB is showing a determination to protect the integrity of cricket,” said Lorgat.

“PCB has clearly recognised that it is imperative to protect the integrity of cricket and we are indeed impressed by the progress reported.”

“Their willingness to play such an active role on the integrity issue is vital to the future of international cricket. They have shown a clear determination to tackle their challenges,” Lorgat said.

“The ICC Task Team is mindful of those challenges and is committed to supporting the PCB,” he said.

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