Tag Archives: ICC

ICC rejects Al Jazeera match fixing allegations

Accusations of match fixing made by Qatari government-funded news outlet Al Jazeera have been dismissed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The allegations were initially made in the 2018 documentary ‘Cricket’s Match Fixers’ broadcast in May 2018, which claimed that two of India’s test matches – one against England in Chennai in 2017 and another against Australia in Ranchi in …

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MGA launches first phase of new integrity monitoring system 

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has beta launched its new online platform which will allow B2C licensed sports betting operators to report suspicious betting activities to its new ‘sports integrity monitoring unit’.  The launch of the platform forms part of the MGA’s 2020 roadmap, in which the regulatory agency has expanded its technical solutions and systems which monitor online gambling …

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Trio of cricketers, including former Pakistan batsman, charged with bribery offences

A trio of cricket players, including a former batsman for Pakistan, have appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court charged with attempting to financially bribe a number of professional cricketers – making it the first instance of British police investigating alleged cricket corruption overseas. Nasir Jamshed, an opening batsman for Pakistan, played two test matches from 2008-2015, as well as 48 one-day …

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ICC Anti-Corruption Unit seeks power to monitor social media

Sir Ronnie Flanagan, Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to consider a proposal to force players suspected of match-fixing to hand over their mobile phones. Flanagan, who expects his proposal to be discussed by the ICC board in 2017, is seeking the power to examine players’ personal devices, including messaging applications such as …

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‘4 More Years’…ICC extends Opta data partnership

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that it has extended its data collection and distribution partnership with Opta for a further four years. Perform Group subsidiary Opta will continue to be official data and analysis partner to the ICC and its syndicated events including all levels of the ICC World Cup and Twenty20 tournaments. Opta extends its data partnership …

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ICC charges cricketer for breaching Anti-Corruption Code

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that it has charged and provisionally suspended Hong Kong cricketer Irfan Ahmed with an offence under Article 2.4.2 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code (effective from 10 October 2012 to 10 November 2014). As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, Ahmed has been charged with the anti-corruption offence after being approached by one of …

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‘Courtsiders’ evicted from Cricket World Cup

ICC Cricket officials have banned a group of men from attending 2015 One Day Cricket World Cup matches (Australia/New Zealand) after they were suspected of being involved in illicit betting, undertaking a practice known as ‘courtsiding’. Courtsiding involves people at a game relaying information via smartphones or mobile communications devices to betting syndicates to take advantage of broadcasting time delays. The practice …

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Match fixing groomers ‘almost like paedophiles’

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has apparently waged war on live betting ahead of the Cricket World Cup, and warned that anyone caught breaking the rules would be barred from the whole tournament. Speaking to the media at the end of last week, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, head of the ICC’s anti-corruption and security unit, said that ‘pitch-siding’ went ‘far deeper’ …

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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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