ICC’s Anti Corruption and Security Unit chairman Ronnie Flanagan compared the match fixers with paedophiles who can go to any extent available to carry out their evil and pirated intentions but at the same time has also promised that the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2015 will be completely corruption free.
In this line of work core committee members too often meet and knows that there are rotten people out there, criminal people out there, who will do all in their power to get at players and others of influence within the game, Flanagan was quoted as saying by news.com.au.
They will happen to trick them, lure them, entice them by any means necessary and possible and they will coerce them, they will further try and attract them like they are almost the paedophiles in the way how they attempt to groom people into ultimately attempting to do what suits their nefarious intentions in terms of illegal betting.
This time however, will be true and fierce competition between the teams fought out on the basis of ability and sometimes a little bit of luck. This year’s tournament will be going to be such that it is completely free from corruption, or rather the threat of corruption, he further added.
Talking about the steps taken to curb corruption, Flanagan was heard saying that they will be delivering education programs to all the teams involved in the campaign, thereby making them remind of their responsibilities and duties and the commitment they must strictly adhere to right throughout the tournament. Banned Pakistani pacer Mohammad Aamer was recently granted an early return to the game after showing remorse for his actions.
Talking about the issue, Flanagan also said that he is absolutely comfortable that it is going to be the right and the best thing ever to do. He delivers messages to others that they shouldn’t ever put themselves in a position that he put himself in.