An official of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed that the majority of the match-fixers have their links to the culprits in India.
It has also been reported that the corruptors are now targeting the stage leagues such as IPL. Match-fixing has been the part of cricket for so long in every country which destroys the image of the player and the respective country as well.
The official revealed that the fifty investigators are undertaking the majority who have the links to the culprits in India.
ICC official: Majority of the ongoing match-fixing cases have links to corruptors in India
We have 50 investigations that we are undertaking and the majority have links to corruptors in India,” Steve Richardson was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“Of late, no high-profile Indian cricketer may have come under the lens, but the player-bookie nexus goes unabated. Players are the final link in the chain. The problem is with people who organize corruption, who pay the players; who sit outside the sport. I can deliver eight names to Indian governing agencies who are serial offenders and constantly approach the players,” he added.
“Sri Lanka was the first nation that brought a match-fixing law. For that reason, Sri Lanka cricket is better protected now. In Australia’s case, we are very proactive. At the moment, with no legislation in place in India, they are operating with one hand tied up,” said Richardson.
“In Australia, they can stop someone coming to their country before the tournament. India too has ICC events coming up with the T20 World Cup (2021) and the 2023 ODI World Cup. The legislation would be a game-changer,” he further stated.