Match and spot-fixing: the challenges for the International Cricket Council

Davies, Chris (2015) Match and spot-fixing: the challenges for the International Cricket Council. Sports Law ejournal, 2015. 30. pp. 1-9.

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Cricket is a sport that has been affected by both match and spot fixing over the last decade or so, with former South African captain, Hansie Cronje and New Zealander, Lou Vincent having admitted to it. Another New Zealander, Chris Cairns, faced perjury charges arising from his evidence at a defamation trial in which he denied being involved in fixing. Spot fixing was established against three Pakistan players during the 2010 tour of England that led to jail terms. Questions arise as to whether there were other incidents, and whether the Pakistan players were more prone to approaches by bookmakers because they are some of the lowest paid players in international cricket. This raises the issue whether the International Cricket Council (ICC) should consider establishing a 'minimum wage' for international cricketers. These incidents highlight that cricket like other sports, must remain vigilant to the threat of matches being affected by match and spot-fixing. The ICC has formed an Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) and created an Ant-Corruption Code, in efforts to deal with these problems.

Item ID: 43026
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1836-1129
Keywords: cricket, corruption, match fixing, International Cricket Council, Court of Arbitration for Sport, integrity of sport
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 23:35
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