The ICC has launched a user-friendly app to help protect the integrity of the game and tackle issues relating to corruption and doping.
The user-friendly Integrity App will give anyone in the game easy access to the information they need as part of the ICC’s ongoing commitment to protect the spirit and integrity of the game.
‘The ICC is committed to protecting the spirit of the game and this app will play a huge part in helping us in our objective,’ said ICC chief executive David Richardson.
The app is designed with the needs of players, officials and team support staff at all levels and across all formats. It ensures participants are equipped with the information required to ensure the game remains clean and their careers do not suffer due to lack of knowledge. The app will provide them with essential information and a secure platform to report any suspicious incidents or behaviour related to corruption or doping.
England ODI and T20I captain Eoin Morgan welcomed the app, saying that it is ‘great that the new ICC Integrity App is now available to download. So help keep the game clean by getting it today for anti-doping and anti-corruption information and educate yourself.’
The app was received well by players and officials after a soft launch at this year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and will continue to be developed with more features, content and functionality.
‘This app is a must for everyone involved in cricket, from grassroots club cricket to the international game. No matter where you are in the world, it provides useful information on anti-doping and anti-corruption. It gives advice on how to handle difficult situations and is an easy way to report any incidents or concerns,’ said Emirates Elite Panel ICC match referee Andy Pycroft.
Former India captain and current India U19 coach Rahul Dravid added his support for the app, saying that ‘it’s got a lot of information on anti-doping and anti-corruption. You can make a report about anything that you notice that is untoward. I think it’s terrific to have easy access to this information on your fingertips. It’s something that will keep the game clean, fair and something that we are all proud of.’
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