Interpol offering reality check

INTERPOL, the international policing organisation, have offered to help the ICC by taking steps to prevent organised crime from infiltrating cricket. This follows hard on the warning by the ECB this week that the domestic game in England remains vulnerable to corruption. A cold draught has been blowing into the game since the Pakistan corruption case at Southwark …

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ICC start Pakistan talk shop

THE Pakistan Task Team, a panel set up under Giles Clarke by the ICC to drag Pakistan cricket out of the mire after spot-fixing allegations, has underlined the zero-tolerance policy towards corruption. The panel’s main activity has been to help educate players on corruption issues and to make reforms to restore confidence in the administration …

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Pakistan alienation almost complete

THE alienation of Pakistan from world cricket continues — partly with blame and partly without — as the relationship with erstwhile friends, England, on and off the field dissolves into hostility. This week’s ECB press release said it all. Terrorist activity left Pakistan unavoidably without a home base, attracting sympathy and help, but now there is corruption suspicion …

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