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ICC, Interpol join forces to combat corruption in cricket

ICC believes Interpol is an important partner for them

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 4, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Apr 4, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has joined hands with Interpol in order to combat corruption from the sport.

Alex Marshall, the General Manager of ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit, paid a visit to the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France last week to see how the two organisations can operate in an effective manner.

“The ICC and Interpol are keen on working together and our meetings in Lyon last week were productive,” he said. “The ICC has an excellent relationship with law enforcement agencies in a number of countries but working with Interpol means we are connecting with their 194 members.”

Marshall added that their focus is on educating the players along with prevention and disruption of corruptors, adding: “Where our enquiries reveal criminal offences have been committed, we will refer this to the relevant law enforcement organisations and this makes Interpol an important partner for us.”

Assistant Director of Interpol’s Criminal Networks Unit José de Gracia said that sport brings people together but the criminals are looking to make large profits can undermine its integrity.

“Our meetings and cooperation with partners such as the ICC help us shape a collaborative, holistic response.”

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