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;We are keen to regularise betting'

IANS
Sep 14, 2010 at 10:51pm IST

Cape Town: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat on Tuesday said he is keen to speak to governments of various cricket playing countries to consider the regulation of betting and also discuss the issue of verifying cricketer's agents.

Lorgat, present during the ICC's chief executives committee (CEC) meeting, said ICC must not and would not be complacent when it comes to tackling corruption.

"CEC has wisely recommended a thorough review of all our procedures and protocols and that is something which is already underway. I am especially keen to engage with governments to consider the regulation of betting and also to consider the accreditation of player representatives or agents," said Lorgat.

We are keen to regularise betting: Lorgat

Haroon Lorgat said he is keen to speak to Govt of various cricket playing countries to consider the regulation of betting.

The CEC at the meeting, reaffirmed the ICC’s zero-tolerance stance against any form of corruption within the sport and wished to send a strong message to players and other stakeholders by supporting the decisive action taken by the ICC in the face of the recent spot-fixing allegations during the fourth Test match between England and Pakistan at Lord's.

Lorgat did not comment on the spot-fixing scandal which involved Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif.

"While the present investigations are going on, we will not discuss or comment on any specific issues but this incident is a warning for all of us. We must heed those warnings and heed them quickly."

"The recent allegations have reminded everyone of the need to remain vigilant and to ensure public confidence in our sport," said Lorgat.

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