Known Corrupters are trying to build a relationship with players says ICC.
ICC’s Anti-Corruption head Alex Marshall revealed that Known Corrupters are trying to build a relationship with players in the Lockdown period.
The Know Corrupters increase their presence on social media due to the novel coronavirus-forced to halt the sports activity.
As you know no competitive match has been playing these days after the Pakistan Super League ( PSL) since March 15 to curb the deadly virus across the globe.
Known Corrupters are trying to build a relationship with players says ICC:
“We are seeing known corrupters use this time, when players are social media more than ever, to connect with them and try to build a relationship that they can exploit at a later date.” Alex Marshall was quoted as saying in ‘The Guardian.’
Alex Marshall insists that novel coronavirus may have stopped the game temporarily that doesn’t mean a drop in fixing approaches.
“COVID-19 may have put a temporary stop on the playing of international and domestic cricket around the world but the corrupters are still active.” Alex Marshall was quoted as saying in ‘The Guardian.’
The COVID-19 has put a full stop on the cricket activity across the world and we don’t know when things get normalize. We just hope things get back on track once again.
“We have reached out to our members, players and their wider networks to highlight this issue and ensure they all continue to be aware of the dangerous approaches.” Alex Marshall was quoted as saying in ‘The Guardian.’
Anit Corruption Team members are also aware of the fact that a drop in income due to the absence of matches could also make some low-paid players vulnerable to exciting offers from fixers.
“There will always be someone to make something out of the crisis and view it as an opportunity.” James Pyemont, the England and Wales cricket board’s head of integrity, said.
“We have to be confident we can withstand that pressure and we’re confident our players will do the right thing. The time is now to show this is a robust system.” James Peymont added.