Cricket Australia knows the names of corrupt players, says Mark Taylor

The board has denied the claim by the former Australian Captain.

Mark Taylor (AFP)

Mark Taylor, the former Australian Captain has stated that the recently played out Al Jazeera spot-fixing stint has some relevant substance to it and that Cricket Australia actually knows the name of the two Australian players that were alleged in that video of doing spot-fixing during the Ranchi Test in 2017. The documentary claims two unnamed Australian batsmen were paid to bat slowly during a period of play in the match's one session. 

Cricket Australia has been denied this enormous claim by saying they haven't received any proof from Al Jazeera but Mark Taylor was recently heard saying, “It talks about two runs off an over. It talks about a series of six overs where there wasn’t a lot of runs scored, that happens in India all the time, The more of these games (we have) it’s going to allow more and more opportunity for the match fixers and the people that want to do wrong by the game. There’s no doubt match-fixing is a major issue for cricket and will be for quite a number of years.”

Recently the ICC CEO David Richardson issued a statement stating, "I think those leagues do provide an additional opportunity for the people that want to get involved and try and fix. So what we need to make sure is that anyone staging a T20 domestic tournament, especially televised, that they have in place minimum standards for dealing with the problem. To make sure they have an anti-corruption code in place that is applicable to the tournament, that all the players are educated, and that we are monitoring the franchise owners, the people involved in the tournament, doing due diligence."

He further pointed out that tournaments staged in countries without full ICC membership will need to improve their anti-corruption logistics., "Well, not necessarily at ICC, but certainly in conjunction with our members. So it's going to be a case in the future that before any approval is given for these types of tournaments that happen outside the full members, they've got to show that they've either got the ICC involved in setting up an anti-corruption unit, or the tournament doesn't take place. We've got to take much sterner action in the future."


By Kashish Chadha - 04 Jun, 2018

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