Dubai: Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has reported a spot-fixing method for the upcoming Afghan Premier T20 League to be held in Sharjah from October 5-23.Shahzad, who’s at present a part of the staff taking part in in Asia Cup, promptly reported the method to the staff administration earlier than the matter was raised with the ICC’s anti-corruption unit, reported ESPNcricinfo on Monday.
”There was an method made throughout the Asia Cup, however for his or her (Afghanistan’s) personal T20 league,” an ICC official was quoted as saying by the web site. “The matter was reported by means of the appropriate channels on Saturday and is being regarded into by the anti-corruption unit.”
Shahzad is an integral a part of the Afghanistan staff, having performed 75 ODIs, 65 T20Is and the nation’s solely Take a look at which they performed towards India in June.
In an occasion right here, ICC anti-corruption chief Alex Marshall, mentioned that 5 worldwide captains have been approached during the last 12 months with 4 of them from Take a look at taking part in nations.
“There have been 32 investigations within the final 12 months, eight contain gamers as suspects. 5 of them contain directors or non-playing personnel. Three of those people have been charged. 5 internationals captains have additionally reported receiving approaches to spot-fix,” mentioned Marshall.
Marshall defined how they go about their job amid the ever-increasing threat of corruption within the recreation.
“We attempt to hyperlink up with the intelligence. We have a look at what we find out about this occasion, are we offering anti-corruption cowl, are we already there or is it being offered by one other get together? Are there some other strands of intelligence we now have about that event. Is there something about monetary backers or the individuals surrounding the event are suspicious?
“We by no means launch off an investigation as a result of one thing appears odd on the sector or we get a single nameless report. We get numerous single, nameless studies. We begin placing the items collectively and there is ample motive to assume on affordable grounds to begin investigating this, then we take it on.
“We do discover a number of corrupters who transfer between codecs of worldwide and home, as a result of they’re in search of the chance and vulnerability,” Marshall added.
First Revealed: September 24, 2018, 6:59 PM IST