The International Cricket Council has responded to the recent revelations by Al Jazeera’s documentary Cricket’s Match-Fixers: The Munawar Files, committing to take the contents of the programme and allegations made seriously.
“The ICC is committed to working to uphold integrity in cricket. As you would expect we will again take the contents of the programme and any allegations it may make seriously and will investigate fully,” read the statement from Alex Marshall, General Manager – ICC Anti-Corruption Unit.
“However, I must refute the assertion that cricket does not take the issue of corruption seriously, we have more resources than ever before working to rid our sport of corruption.”
Marshal; added that investigation into the alleged claims was already underway.
“The investigation into these allegations has already commenced and will run alongside a number of other live unrelated investigations. When considering the claims, we will work with professional independent betting analysts.”
Marshall also appealed the broadcaster to cooperate in the investigation by providing the relevant evidence.
“As with the first programme we have, and will continue to ask for the cooperation of the broadcaster. We have made repeated efforts to engage with the broadcaster as it can play such a crucial part in the full and thorough investigation it has called for.
“We do welcome the commitment from the broadcaster to share the files with Interpol and, I hope, other law enforcement agencies who can act upon the information and support us in ridding the sport of these criminals.”