ICC has backed the decision of the England and Wales Cricket Board as well as the Governing Council of the Champions League T20 to impose a lifetime ban of Lou Vincent. Earlier , the Kiwi star had released a video where he accepted the fact that he took money for fixing cricket matches.
David Richardson, Chief Executive of the ICC released a statement where he said that that the decision of the ECB and the Governing Council of the CLT20 is welcomed and added that this will serve as a warning to all the current and upcoming players on how invlolvement in such types of activities can ruin someone careers and lives.
Richardson added that ICC will not tolerate practice on any activities related to fixing. ICC is making efforts to educate the players regarding this matter in order to prevent them from indulging in such activities.
The Anti- Corruption Unit of the ICC also aims to uncover all the suspicious activities found in a cricketing arena, both on and off the field and bringing justice to the fans and followers of the game by taking strict action against those who are found guilty.
The media release also praised Lou Vincent for accepting him mistake in public and co-operating with the concerned authorities, considering the courage it takes to accept one’s mistake in public.
Recently, Chris Cairns was also under the scanner and was called for investigations by the Anti Corruption Unit of the ICC. Currently, Salman Butt and the very talented Mohd. Aamir along with Mohd. Asif is facing the ban for indulging in match fixing, after they fixed Test matches against England .
BCCI is also struggling to recover from the spots of match fixing , which occurred during the IPL6 and the Mudgal Committee was established for it.