Amnesty period for reporting of cricket corruption

Cricket Australia’s integrity unit has introduced an amnesty period until November 30 for the reporting of any instances of match-fixing or other corrupt behaviour.

Senior manager of integrity Iain Roy confirmed that no individual is suspected of corruption, but CA remained concerned that players, officials and administrators don’t feel free to wholeheartedly confide in anti-corruption investigators.

“While we have a culture of reporting, we think there are still some who are not as forthcoming as we would like. We want to change that by facilitating a process for players and others to freely come forward with relevant information,” said Roy.

“We encourage players and officials to subscribe to the message that if you see it or hear it, you should report it. We think this is a responsible approach to protecting the game under our jurisdiction.

“We need to ensure the Australian public has full faith in the integrity of the game and the way it is administered. We hope that granting a short amnesty period in relation to any previous non-reporting of relevant facts will encourage anyone with information to come forward.”

Australia are currently touring the United Arab Emirates for a one-off Twenty20 International, three ODIs and two Test matches against Pakistan. Eight limited-overs fixtures against South Africa will follow.