22 May 2014

NZCPA wants independence on ICC anti-corruption unit

3:06 pm on 22 May 2014

The New Zealand Cricket Players' Association has grave concerns about the future of the game's anti-corruption unit.

In the last week match-fixing testimony from two New Zealand cricketers have been leaked to the media, leading the Players' Association to say it completely undermines any trust or confidence players may have in cricket's anti-corruption systems.

Chief executive Heath Mills says two or three member boards want to be more involved in the review of and future handling of the ICC Investigation Unit.

Mills says that isn't a good thing as the anti-corruption work needs to be independent of political interference.

He says the last thing they want is for a member board or chairman of a member board to be running the unit, as it would then not be free of political interference.