The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday denied allegations that it had revealed the identity of players or anyone else approaching the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) with information.
Paul Marsh, chief of Australian Cricketers' Association, while giving a thumbs-down to the ICC's plan to use undercover agents to test the loyalty of players, had accused the ICC of making the name of players approaching them with information public.
The ICC said it treated all information it received with utmost confidentiality and had never revealed details of informants. “Players who pass on information to the ACSU can be fully confident that their identities will never be revealed by the unit or anyone else within the ICC,” said ICC CEO, Haroon Lorgat.
After the Australian Cricketers' Association, the Professional Cricketers Association in England, has also cast doubts on the viability of the ICC plan. The association said it's hard to see the plan being a “serious runner”.
“I suspect it's a case of ICC throwing out an idea which was intended to demonstrate they're considering everything, rather than a fully thought-through proposal,” said PCA CEO Angus Porter.