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ECB launches cricket integrity hotline

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The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has partnered with independent crime-fighting agency CrimeStoppers to launch a confidential corruption hotline, titled – ‘The Cricket Integrity Line’. The ECB launches its integrity hotline, as the English cricket season begins this April/May period, with its service allowing players and officials to ‘report suspicious activity anonymously’. The integrity hotline will be managed by …

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PRO14 Rugby strengthens integrity commitment with Sportradar

PRO14 Rugby has deepened its commitment to protecting the integrity of the Guinness PRO14 by confirming a partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services. The multi-year agreement means all 152 games each season from the Guinness PRO14 will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), which is widely regarded as the most technically advanced bet monitoring system available. The FDS is …

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ECB proposals “another addition to an already packed marketplace”

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) forwarded proposals for a new 100-ball cricket format last week, which it is fair to say had received very mixed reactions worldwide. Encapsulating fifteen traditional six-ball overs and a final ten-ball over, meaning it will be twenty deliveries shorter than the ever growing Twenty20 (T20) format, plans would see an eight team city …

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Chris Watts: Horse Racing’s biggest hurdle in tackling corruption

Speaking at the ESSA Sports Betting Integrity Conference at Lord’s cricket ground yesterday, Chris Watts head of integrity assurance at the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) outlined what he identified as the ‘biggest threat’ to eradicating corruption from the sport. The former anti-corruption manager for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was speaking on the opening panel at the event, analysing …

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BHA appoints Chris Watts as first Head of Integrity Assurance

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the governing body of UK racing has confirmed the appointment of Chris Watts to its newly created role of Head of Integrity Assurance. Watts a former Detective Superintendent for the Metropolitan Police Homicide & Serious Crimes unit, joins the BHA from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) where he held the position of Anti-Corruption …

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GVC issues betting activity warning over Greece

Having announced record corporate revenues in its H1 2015 trading update of + €800 million, sports betting group GVC Holdings issued an activity warning regarding its Greek market operations. GVC which has a Greek market presence through its partnership with Centric Multimedia SA, stated that following imposed government controls of monetary restrictions on movements of funds within Greece, its operations …

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ICC backs Lou Vincent life ban

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has supported the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) Governing Council decisions to impose life bans on Lou Vincent for breaching their respective Anti-Corruption Codes. In a statement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The ICC endorses the decisions of the CLT20 and ECB to impose life bans on …

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