Follow Us:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

ICC,BCCI yet to decide on Interpol offer to help

Noble also had a meeting with IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla a few months ago,but despite a ‘positive’ interaction,there has been no development,with the proposal still being examined by the BCCI.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2012 1:17:15 am

Almost a year after Interpol Secretary General Ronald K Noble mooted the proposal to set up an investigative unit to check corruption in cricket,the International Cricket Council and the Indian cricket board are yet to take a decision on it.

Noble also had a meeting with IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla a few months ago,but despite a ‘positive’ interaction,there has been no development,with the proposal still being examined by the BCCI.

“Since the cases of fixings involve people from across the globe and the betting take place in different countries,the investigators need a mandate to go beyond national and international boundaries,” said a CBI official.

Experts say cricket needs to take a cue from football and Interpol’s project in Singapore —funded by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) — that aims to promote integrity in the sport and curb match-fixing.

If the proposal is approved,a similar anti-corruption unit for cricket will be set up at Interpol’s Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore by 2014. CBI officers will be part of the working group of IGCI.

“Interpol can be of immense help in improving the integrity in cricket and can help instill confidence among the cricket fans across the world,” said a top Interpol officer based at New Delhi.

For all the latest News Archive News, download Indian Express App

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement