ICC plans to install CCTVs, have code breakers in dressing room

September 20th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Sep 20 (ANI): The International Cricket Council is planning to install CCTVs in dressing rooms and bring in specialist code-breakers following the outbreak of the spot-fixing scandal involving the Pakistan team.

They were just two of the proposals the ICC has on the table after the spot fixing.

The News of the World said the plans also include airport-style security scanners at the dressing room door and players facing more thorough searches before and after play.

The ICC is also planning on making it easier for players to report about teammates they believe are behaving suspiciously.

The proposals follow the ICC’s decision to launch an inquiry into suspected irregularities in Friday’s third one-day international between Pakistan and England at The Oval.

ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit boss Sir Ronnie Flanagan has already started sounding out potential employees with military and secret service training.

“It is a huge challenge for enforcement authorities of any form to keep one step ahead of those who would seek to use technology improperly,” Flanagan said.

England coach Andy Flower said the latest spot-fixing allegations had devalued the series.

“It’s really sad for the game. From a selfish perspective it’s really annoying because it devalues our Test series and it’s also devaluing this one-day series,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Flower, as saying. (ANI)

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