ICC to discuss ~~fix~~ report next month

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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London: The International Cricket Council will debate the report by its anti- corruption unit next month, ICC president Malcolm Gray of Australia said on Wednesday. The report, authored by former London Metropolitan police chief Paul Condon and released on the ICC Website on Wednesday morning, says match-fixing was still rife in the sport. Gray said the report will be placed before the ICC's Executive Board at its meeting here on June 18. "This meeting will be a key moment in cricket's fight back against match-fixing, as members from around the world reaffirm their commitment to a corruption-free future," an ICC release quoted Gray as saying. "In deciding to make public these reports our aim is to make this process as transparent as possible. We want followers of the game to have no doubt that we are treating this issue with the utmost importance, and taking real steps to eradicate it," Gray said. "Until the Executive Board has met and reached its decisions, it would be premature and wrong of me to comment on the content and recommendations of these reports," he said. "But rest assured that the sole priority of the ICC is to protect the long-term health of the sport. No one should doubt our determination to achieve this aim," Gray added. The report was released only after it was read by the ICC's Code of Conduct Committee, led by Lord Hugh Griffiths of England and including former Australian captain Richie Benaud.

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