International Cricket Council has taken unprecedented steps to ensure the cleanest ICC World Cup ever. The ICC’s anti-corruption unit has taken previously unprecedented steps to ensure that this summer’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will be the cleanest ever. For the first time ever, each of the ten teams competing over the next six weeks in England and Wales will have their own dedicated anti-corruption manager travelling with them. The plan is to build trust and strengthen the relationship between players and the ACU and also allow the manager to be best placed to spot any suspicious activity where it commonly takes place, away from the grounds and out of the public eye. The ICC ACU has also given to the players a strict code of conduct. The brief highlights the following seven points:
- Stay away from interacting or engaging in any form of association with strangers/lesser-known people.
- Do not accept gifts or services or favours from any individual or group which has a value of $750 or more.
- Refrain from revealing team secrets to any person who may otherwise appear friendly.
- Inform the team manager and the ACU officer deputed with the team immediately in case of any approach or offers.
- The match officials should immediately alert the ICC ACU in case they notice any dubious action or activity involving players or other members of any team.
- Download the ICC Integrity App on your phones for easy alerts and updates during the tournament.
- Do not disclose team composition or other internal issues with unknown or little-known people or fans.
The World Cup 2019 will be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.