ICC impressed with Pak cricket clean-up measures

November 8, 2010

The International Cricket Council said it is impressed with the moves being made by the Pakistan Cricket Board to weed out corruption in its system.

The PCB has initiated a number of activities that are aimed at sorting out the mess in its ranks:
* The development of an Anti-Corruption Code by the PCB
* A proposed plan to regulate agents of Pakistani players
* An enhanced and countrywide education programme

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said: “PCB has clearly recognized that it is imperative to protect the integrity of cricket and we are indeed impressed by the progress reported. Their willingness to play such an active role on the integrity issue is vital to the future of international cricket. They have shown a clear determination to tackle their challenges.

“The ICC task team is mindful of those challenges and is committed to supporting the PCB.”

Pakistan Task Team chairman Giles Clarke said: “The PCB chairman and his team must be congratulated for the speed with which they have adopted the recommendations of the ICC Board. Everyone is encouraged by the statements and actions of the PCB and we must hope that they continue.”