UCBSA panel to study King's proposal on 'fixing'

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2001, 22:45 [IST]
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Johannesburg: South Africa's United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) on Wednesday set up a four-person committee to consider recommendations by Judge Edwin King aimed at combating corruption in cricket. King's second interim report, following the King Commission hearings in June 2000, was released in December. The UCBSA executive met in Johannesburg on Wednesday, its first meeting since the report was made public. The committee, headed by board member Robbie Kurz, was told to make a full report to the general council of the UCBSA on January 27. In the report King made several controversial recommendations, including the monitoring of mobile telephone calls made and received by players, the appointment of undercover agents, who would make bogus approaches to players, and agreement by players that they submit themselves to polygraph tests if required. The UCBSA committee will include Kurz, chief executive Gerald Majola, Board member Brandon Foot and communications manager Bronwyn Wilkinson. Wilkinson said the committee would consider all aspects of the report and would consult with relevant persons including lawyers and player management. This could include discussions with players.

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