ICC ACSU not equipped to catch fixers: Strauss

Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 11:00 [IST]
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London, May 25: England captain Andrew Strauss does not see enough "resolve" to curb match-fixing and betting in cricket and feels the ICC's anti-corruption unit is "woefully under-resourced" to nab cheats.

"The only input I''ve had is with the anti-corruption people who came round during the World Cup. It seems to me that they are woefully under-resourced. I just don''t think they''ve got the resources to do it properly," Strauss told ''London Evening Standard''.

Strauss said though the sub-continent is the hotbed of illegal betting, there is no doubt that corruption in cricket is there in other countries as well.

"Clearly most of the betting seems to go on in the sub-continent but I wouldn't say it was just sub-continental players that are involved," Strauss said.

"My gut feeling is there is more to it than we know about. I haven''t seen any resolve to deal with the issue. It is hard for me to comment because I don''t know what''s going on behind closed doors," he added.

Strauss was England''s captain in the infamous Lord''s Test against Pakistan last year, during which rival skipper Salman Butt and seamers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer conspired to send down deliberate no-balls as part of a ''spot-fixing'' scam.


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