ICC anti-corruption unit ‘seriously’ combating corruption
New Delhi [India], Oct 21 (ANI): International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit General Manager,Alex Marshall has said that the cricket's international body is seriously combating corruption in the wake of recent corruption allegations made against it. The ICC's comments came after Al Jazeera released its second documentary on alleged corruption in cricket. The documentary claimed that around 15 international matches had been subject to spot-fixing in the 2011-12 period. "The ICC is committed to uphold integrity in cricket. As you would expect we will again take the contents of any allegations seriously and will investigate fully. However, I must refute the assertion that cricket does not take the issue of corruption seriously. We have more resources than ever before working to rid our sport of corruption," Marshall said in a statement. He also urged general public to reveal data in relation to the corruption. "Anyone with any information is urged to contact the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit," he asserted. Apprising about the steps taken so far in the matter, Marshall,on behalf of the ICC, asked Al Jazeera to share evidence with it. "The investigation into these allegations has already commenced and will run alongside a number of other live unrelated investigations. When considering the claims, we will work with professional independent betting analysts. We have, and will continue to ask for the cooperation of the broadcaster. We have made repeated efforts to engage with the broadcaster as it can play a crucial part in the full and thorough investigation it has called for," he said. "We do welcome the commitment to share the files with Interpol and, I hope, other law enforcement agencies who can act upon the information and support us in ridding the sport of these criminals," Marshall added.
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