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Growth of Twenty20 cricket fuels corruption fears

AFP, NEW DELHI

However, not all the boards work with the ICC’s monitors. Bangladesh, for example, posted their own security officials at their event, as well as hiring their own umpires. The Bangladesh Cricket Board insists that its own measures are adequate.

“We have already taken stringent measures to combat corruption, including spot-fixing during BPL or any domestic league,” board spokesman Jalal Yunus said. “Betting and fixing in cricket is nothing new. It was there even when there was no T20 cricket.”

However, the De Speville review said it was important to involve the ICC’s anti-corruption unit (ACSU) in all cricket-related activities.

“One of the ACSU’s central functions is to receive information about corruption,” the report said. “Without good information about what is going on, getting to grips with the problem is impossible.”

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