The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit chief, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, has warned T20 Global League owners of the dangers of corruption.
Franchise owners attended a two-day workshop in Dubai on Saturday, in preparation for the tournament which will take place in November to December.
According to Sports 24, the corruption chief sent out stern warnings on the importance of keeping the game of cricket clean.
‘I was delighted to be here with the owners and the others involved in the creation of this new T20 Global League,’ Flanagan said.
‘I want it to be a wonderful success and I’m certain it will be a wonderful success.
‘But one of the biggest dangers that could prevent it from being a success would be corruption creeping in and therefore I think it’s very important that we take steps at this stage to make sure that the wolf of corruption is kept outside the door of this wonderful tournament.
‘So I would like to commend Cricket South Africa for taking these steps and for inviting me here at such an early stage so we can set the tone and work together in partnership to make sure we keep this tournament away from corruption.
‘I am really encouraged that the owners are looking at this so early.’
He continued by highlighting the key message of his speech.
‘The most important message that I wanted to deliver is that anti-corruption is a matter for us all,’ he added.
‘If we expect integrity on the field of play, we must have it at all levels of governance of the game. I think that’s the most important thing.’
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