An official of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed that most of the ongoing match-fixing cases have their connections with the corruptors in India.
He revealed that almost fifty investigators are working on an inquiry on the scenario. He cleared that high-profile international cricketers are not linked with it.
ICC official: Majority of the match-fixing cases have their connections with the culprits in India
We have 50 investigations that we are undertaking and the majority have links to corruptors in India,” Steve Richardson was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“Of late, no high-profile Indian cricketer may have come under the lens, but the player-bookie nexus goes unabated. Players are the final link in the chain. The problem is with people who organize corruption, who pay the players; who sit outside the sport. I can deliver eight names to Indian governing agencies who are serial offenders and constantly approach the players,” he added.
The official disclosed Sri Lanka being the first nation to bring the match-fixing law has overcome the issue. However, ICC is proactive in Australia whereas, there is no such legislation in India.
“Sri Lanka was the first nation that brought a match-fixing law. For that reason, Sri Lanka cricket is better protected now. In Australia’s case, we are very proactive. At the moment, with no legislation in place in India, they are operating with one hand tied up,” said Richardson.
“In Australia, they can stop someone coming to their country before the tournament. India too has ICC events coming up with the T20 World Cup (2021) and the 2023 ODI World Cup. The legislation would be a game-changer,” he further stated.