|Tuesday, 17 September 2002|
ACU investigates Lanka-Pakistan match
The Anti Corruption Unit of the ICC yesterday clarified media speculation concerning the supply of video tapes of matches at the on-going ICC Champions trophy tournament in Colombo.
In a press release yesterday the ACU confirmed that as part of the security protocols put in place for the event, it has requested that the host broadcaster supply it with tapes of all matches played by all 12 teams competing in Colombo.
Specifically, it has reviewed a number of incidents that took place in the opening match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on September 12.
"The role of the ACU at this tournament is to provide all players and teams with an effective anti-corruption infrastructure. That will include detailed monitoring of all matches, including when appropriate, reviewing any incidents that take place during matches that may look unusual. No one should be surprised at this approach and the unit will be looking at other incidents in other matches during the course of the remaining 10 games of the tournament," confirmed Lord Condon, director of the ACU.
The detailed and comprehensive security protocols developed by the ACU for the ICC Champions trophy also include the presence of Regional Security Managers at every game, strictly controlled access to dressing rooms and player areas.
"The ACU is confident that this regime is providing an effective and professional deterrent that will protect both the integrity of the tournament and the privacy of the players," added Lord Condon.
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