New ICC Chairman Srinivasan Vows to Fight Corruption in Cricket

By iSportconnect | July 4, 2014

Newly appointed International Cricket Council Chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan has vowed to clean up corruption in the game.

Srinivasan has been linked in to match-fixing in India, making his elected at the ICC controversial.

The investigation led to him stepping down as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Speaking to Indian broadcaster NDTV, he said: “ICC’s effort is to make cricket 100 per cent clean but ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit does not enjoy the same powers as law enforcing agencies around the world do. We will continue our fight though.

“The code of ethics is being updated and players have started reporting the slightest approach. It is a step in the right direction but it is going to be a gradual step.

“ICC has done a good job in educating people and helping them learn more about how to avoid corrupt elements.”

Srinivasan disputes the claims surrounding himself and corruption and added: “There are certain matters in the court and I can’t speak on them. (But) I have not done anything to bring disrepute or tarnish the game.”