Lorgat Wants Retraction of Times of India Corruption Claims
March 23, 2011
Following the publication of an article written by Prashant Dayal in the Times of India claiming corruption activities in the recent International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup match between Australia and Zimbabwe, prostate ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has made the following statement.
“An article by Mr Dayal in yesterday’s newspaper made a number of claims about an ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 match between Australia and Zimbabwe that can only be described as fictional.
“We do not comment on the activities of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) and for good reason. However, after several misleading and downright false stories appearing in recent weeks it is time for us to show our displeasure and expose those responsible for affecting the integrity of the media.
“It is also patently false of the reporter to claim that the ICC ever suggested to it that the match was corrupted. The ICC confirms that, in terms of its policy, at no stage did anyone from the ICC speak to the journalist on this topic.
“To uphold the integrity of the media I expect Mr Dayal and the Times of India to retract such baseless stories.”