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CSA warns players to be alert over any corrupt approaches

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has sounded an alert to all its players and employess and is carrying out an investigation after gathering intelligence that an international syndicate is attempting to corrupt domestic cricket.

An investigation is being led by CSA’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit which is being assisted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and could involve the South African Police Services (SAPS).

CSA, as is the case with all the other international cricket boards, is a signatory to the “Keep Cricket Clean” vision of the ICC which envisages the provision of a co-ordinated and effective world-wide capability to protect all cricket played under its auspices.

“This is a timely reminder that we can never drop our guard in protecting the integrity of the game at every level,” said CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.

“We have an effective partnership with the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) to ensure that all our players, support staff and administrators are well educated about the nefarious activities of corrupt people and are aware of the consequences of falling victim to any shady approaches. “Our attitude to corruption will always be one of zero tolerance and we are confident that we have the necessary structures in place to effectively deal with any corrupt activity,” he said.
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