CA appoints ex-AFL manager to review Oz cricket's integrity

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 08:20 hrs

Cricket Australia (CA) has appointed former Australian Football League (AFL) general manager of football Adrian Anderson for the review of its integrity management.

According to CA boss, James Sutherland, the decision to conduct the review was made before the recent Australian Crime Commission report, which highlighted the threat of match-fixing as well as doping concerns, and added the timing of the announcement was coincidental, reports.

Sutherland said that it is important that the public have faith in the integrity of sports they see on the playing field, and added that the CA wanted their every activity to be monitored by an independent specialist expert to be sure of their success.

On the issue of the coincidental timing between the appointment of Anderson and the Crime Commission report, Sutherland said that although the report has no evidence of cricket concerns, its publication is a reminder that no modern elite sport is free from risk.

Anderson will look at all aspects of Australian cricket integrity management, which includes anti-doping policies and disciplinary processes, domestic cricket anti-corruption and CA's involvement in the ICC's global anti-corruption program, the report added. (ANI)

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