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banner Wednesday, 23 May, 2001, 11:19 GMT 12:19 UK
Condon's cricket recommendations
Sir Paul Condon has revealed his recommendations
Condon suggests player jealousy has fuelled corruption
Sir Paul Condon's report on match-fixing and corruption in cricket contains 24 recommendations.

1: The International Cricket Council should develop and implement a comprehensive training and awareness programme to raise awareness of the risks of corruption.

2: The ICC should produce training material that can be utilised in all the member countries with a consistent message.

3: The ICC should commission a professionally made video for use in cricket, including disgraced cricketers relaying their experiences to deter others.

4: The programme should encourage the reporting of improper approaches and engender confidence that the ICC does want to confront the problem.

  Main points of Sir Paul Condon's report
Point 1: The ICC should raise awareness of corruption risks
Point 9: Neutral venues should be closely monitored to avoid opportunities for illegal payments
Point 10:The players should be more involved in the administration of the game
Point 16: The ICC should review policies on drug abuse within cricket
Point 20: The ICC must become more open, transparent and accountable

5: The programme should target all international players, umpires and other relevant people in cricket, and include all representative national teams from the youngest age group upwards.

6: Each full member country of the ICC should appoint a full-time security manager to lessen the chance of corruptors gaining access to players and others.

7: Accreditation systems should restrict potential corruptors entering dressing rooms, hotels and training grounds.

8: The use of mobile telephones should be restricted during international matches to avoid the perception or reality of improper release of information for betting purposes.

9: Extra vigilance and security is necessary at neutral venues, such as Sharjah, Canada or Singapore, where a more relaxed environment provides opportunities for payments and gifts.
Jealousy, insecurity and a potentially short international careers have all added to the temptation to be drawn into corruption.

10: The players should be more involved in the administration of the game and ownership of the problems to encourage a more productive relationship with the ICC.

11: There should be a more consistent approach to players contracts, aiming for a single common form of contract with common features including an obligation to comply with the latest Code of Conduct of the ICC.

12: The first round of self declaration forms, which gave the players and others the opportunity to retrospectively report improper approaches and behaviour, should not be repeated.

13: Full-time professional umpires should be aimed for.

14: The ICC must accept that anti corruption and security measures are a necessary and long term requirement to be funded by the ICC.

15: The Anti Corruption Unit should be called the Anti Corruption and Security Unit. The vital anti corruption work will remain at the core of its activities.

16: The ICC should review its policies on drug abuse within cricket.

17: The Anti Corruption and Security Unit should remain a small unit located in the same country as the new Chief Executive of the ICC. There should be less reliance placed on a succession of outsiders brought in to deal with problems.

18: The operational independence of the Anti Corruption and Security Unit should be preserved by continuing to report to the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Commission of the ICC on specific investigations.

19: The terms of reference of the unit should be reviewed and redrafted to take account of the recommendations in this report and enabling the unit to take on a more proactive role to prevent and detect corruption.

20: The ICC must become more open, transparent and accountable. Consideration should be given to the publication of an annual report by the president and chief executive.

21: The ICC should develop an internal audit function which matches the new scale and risk of the commercial operations of the ICC, particularly considering the money generated by the TV rights contracts.

22: The ICC should review its policies and issue clear guidelines on 'conflict of interest' issues for those who serve on the Executive Board of the ICC.

23: The ICC should review the list of cricket ambassadors and remove from the list any names which no longer seem compatible with the fight against corruption.

24: The new chief executive should be given the authority and responsibility to put all the recommendations into place before the World Cup in South Africa in 2003.

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