Each team at the World Cup will for the first time have a dedicated anti-corruption officer to keep the contest clear of controversy.
Previously, the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption department had deployed personnel at each venue, which meant teams had to deal with a number of officials during a tournament.
Now the same official will be assigned to a team that stays in the same hotel as the players and travels to training and matches from the preliminary matches to the end of the competition.
It is hoped that this move will lead to better relationships between the players and the ACU and will create confidence throughout the tournament and beyond.
Teaming up with teams throughout the competition helps you identify potential corruption offenders who are in the back of the room with players or staff in the back room, thereby identifying suspicious behavior.
The move is another sign of ACU’s work monitoring the expansion of the sport. Another indicator of Cricket’s ongoing corruption vulnerability was last week when Nuwan Zoysa and Avishka Gunawardene, two former Sri Lankan players who are now coaches, face a series of anti-corruption issues related to a 10-over league in the United States Arab Emirates were charged in December last year.