ICC launches ‘integrity app’ to fight corruption in cricket

The app will be available to players, officials and support staff at all levels of the game and across all formats.

India legend Rahul Dravid also supported the Integrity app | AFP

In a bid to reduce corruption from cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to launch an ‘Integrity app’. This particular application will be provided to players, officials and support staff at all levels of the game and across all formats.

"The app will give anyone in the game easy access to information they need to tackle issues relating to anti-corruption and anti-doping," the ICC said on Friday, as per the quotes in ESPNCricinfo.

The app will act as an information source and will enable the concerned individuals to report any suspicious incidents or behaviour related to corruption or doping. Players and officials were enlightened about the app at a soft launch during the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year.

India Under-19 coach Rahul Dravid was in all praise of this useful app and urged all those involved with the game to download it.

"It's fantastic to see that the ICC has come up with an Integrity App. It's got a lot of information on anti-doping and anti-corruption. You can make a report about anything that you notice that is untoward. I think it's terrific to have easy access to this information on your fingertips. I would encourage all players, and those involved in cricket, to download the app, to use it and to read up on all the information. It's something that will keep the game clean, fair and something that we are all proud of," Dravid quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

England’s limited-overs captain, Eoin Morgan, also endorsed the application saying: "It is great that the new ICC Integrity App is now available to download. So help keep the game clean by getting it today for anti-doping and anti-corruption information and educate yourself."

Considering the illegal activities in cricket over the last few years, the role of Anti-Corruption Unit has increased by many folds. Last month, the ICC had come down heavy on Pakistan players from wearing Apple smartwatches during the field of play at Lord’s against England.


By Salman Anjum - 29 Jun, 2018

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