The International Cricket Council plans to use undercover agents to help in the fight against corruption in sport

>> Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Under the proposal, should the governing body of cricket using agents to pose as illegal bookmakers and cricketers approach.

Players who do not report approaches can be fined or suspended under the ICC code of anti-corruption. Plans, however, that in its first phase that the ICC ways to eradicate illegal bookmakers in sports in the wake of the controversy instead of fixing that marked the recent tour of Pakistan to England is explored.

''We plan to have our own approaches to develop players to see if they report, we think outside the box,''Lorgat told The Age. ''It's just a tentative plan at this stage, we are working on a number of measures to fight corruption. ''We're not sitting on our hands on this issue, we are as proactive as we can the integrity of the game has changed to make sure. ''At the moment players are expecting their national association of all illegal approaches made to them by bookmakers to lift.

The plan can be approved at the next meeting of the ICC, which means that undercover agents could be operational in time for the Ashes series this winter. Three players from Pakistan, including test captain Salman Butt the ICC has provisionally suspended, in response to allegations of fixing in place in the New World Press.

Buttocks, as well as fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, would have been part of a conspiracy in the body of non-ball at certain stages of the fourth Test at Lord's in August.
The trio has appealed his ban at a hearing to be held in Doha on October 30 to 31

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