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IPL refuses ICC assistance to tackle match-fixing

cricket Updated: Apr 23, 2009 19:41 IST

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The Indian Premier League has refused the International Cricket Council's help to deal with the threat of match fixing and betting in the multi-million dollar Twenty20 event underway in South Africa.

The ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit keeps an eye on international tournament but with the IPL being a domestic tournament, the organisers decided to have their own staff to tackle any wrongdoing.

"IPL opted not to use the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, it's a domestic tournament and there's no compulsion to use ACSU. Every event has its own protocol and the IPL organisers preferred to use their own staff," ICC spokesman Brian Murgatroyd was quoted as saying by Associated Press.

"The issue of anti-corruption measures was one that was brought to the attention of the organisers of the IPL by the ICC ahead of the tournament," he added.

The ASCU is headed by former London Metropolitan Police chief Sir Paul Condon. It was formed after the 2000 match-fixing scandal.

The ASCU is assigned the job of keeping an eye on the visitors to the players' dressing rooms and team hotels during international matches.

Even last year, the IPL had not taken the ICC's help to deal with any possible corruption.