ICC has welcomed the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board's statement that match-fixing is a crime

ICC has welcomed the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board's statement that match-fixing is a crime

KARACHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has welcomed the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board's statement that match-fixing was a crime.

Speaking on the occasion, a spokesman for the International Cricket Council said, "We have been in contact with law enforcement agencies in different countries and we are hopeful for the positive results of such legislation."

"In countries where match-fixing is already illegal, we are working closely with law enforcement to help us work more effectively and to curb the game," an ICC spokesman said. To help them become disruptive.

"We have seen positive effects after such legislation was introduced in Sri Lanka," he said.

Remember that Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani said that Pakistan needs legislation to prevent match-fixing in cricket.

In a video message issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board, he said that whenever a match-fixing incident is reported, we have no legal authority to examine the financial matters.

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Ehsan Mani said that we follow the ICC directives and I believe that match-fixing like New Zealand, Australia, and Sri Lanka need legislation to be declared a crime. I asked the government about it.

On the other hand, Arif Ali Khan Abbasi, the former chief executive officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board, said he was not excited by this new approach of the Pakistan Cricket Board as the curse of match-fixing in Pakistan cannot be ruled out.

He said that fixing cricket has been around for centuries and cannot be eliminated completely, it is an economic force that cannot be controlled by administrative matters but it must be stopped.

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