An official of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Steve Richardson, has disclosed that the ongoing match-fixing cases have their direct link to the culprits in India.
He revealed that fifty workers are inquiring about the case and mining the roots that are growing through the corruptors in India.
ICC official: Majority of the ongoing match-fixing cases have links to 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.
Steve also revealed that no high-profile international Indian cricketer has a link with the corruption as per the research and at present, eight Indian names are deliverable to Indian agencies.
“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.
Moreover, Sri Lanka was the first country to introduce the match-fixing law and is now saved with such cases. Australia is pro activated by ICC whereas. India has got no legislation.
“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.