Steve Richardson, an official from the International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed that in the ongoing match cases of match-fixing, the majority of the cases are linked up with the corruptors in India. He further revealed that he can almost name eight Indian names to the Indian agencies whose names have been finding out in the culprit’s list of the match-fixing mafia.
He stated that almost fifty investigations have been undertaken so far that have links with Indian culprits.
ICC Official: The majority of the match-fixing cases have their links with Indian culprits
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.