ICC warn match-fixers

WELLINGTON. – The International Cricket Council had a “far better idea” of the people involved in match-fixing and would do everything in their power to ensure the “sickness” of corruption did not affect the World Cup, chief executive Dave Richardson said yesterday. The sport has been blighted by reports of match-fixing in recent years, though Richardson said the governing body’s Anti Corruption and Security Unit had been working with local authorities to ensure it did not influence the February 14-March 29 event in New Zealand and Australia.

“I think the preparations the anti-corruption unit have put into this tournament, far exceed previous tournaments,” Richardson told a media conference in Christchurch, also attended by local organising committee head Therese Walsh and New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White. – Reuters.