25 May 2014

NZ Cricket plans anti-corruption role

1:51 pm on 25 May 2014

New Zealand Cricket plans to establish an anti-corruption officer for domestic matches by next summer.

Spokesperson Callum Elder said it would be a preventive measure to monitor any potential corruption and could also involve increased security measures relating to bookies.

Lou Vincent.

Lou Vincent. Photo: AAP

The move comes as former Black Cap Lou Vincent faces match-fixing charges which date back to his time with the Auckland Aces, as part of an Australian-run Twenty20 tournament.

However Mr Elder said said the cricket organisation was not being reactive, because there had been no cases of match-fixing in any domestic games in New Zealand. He said the initiative was in its early stages, and New Zealand Cricket is looking to draw up a paper outlining the role to present to the board.

Meanwhile, former Black Cap Chris Cairns was flying to London on Saturday night to be interviewed by the Metropolitan Police over match-fixing. He continues to firmly deny any involvement in match-fixing.

As well as continuing a suspended interview with the London police, Cairns also hopes to meet the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit.