With the shadow of spot-fixing scandal looming large over Champions League Twenty20 beginning in Johannesburg on Friday, former India captain Anil Kumble on Thursday said ICC and CLT20 organisers should ensure strict anti-corruption measures during the 12-day event.
The RCB captain termed the recent fixing scandal involving three Pakistan cricketers as a "major issue" but said the game has the power and ability to withstand such crisis.
"Yes, this is a major issue that has happened but cricket is larger than any individual. Whatever we are today is because of the game. Just because of couple of bad apples you can't see everyone with suspicious eyes,"Kumble said on the eve of the show-piece event.
"But having said that you need to be vigilant as any game is susceptible. I am sure the ICC and the organisers will be cautious and cricket will be played in a competitive atmosphere.”