16 Dec 2010

Lie detector tests suggested for cricketers

8:54 am on 16 December 2010

Cricket's lawmakers could introduce lie detector tests in a bid to root out corruption from the sport.

Admitting to concerns over the sport's reputation, an MCC committee also called for better education and for captains to take more responsibility.

Other suggestions included the legalising and regulating of betting markets in India and the inclusion of anti-corruption clauses in contracts.

One of the committee members, the former Australian captain Steve Waugh says it was his idea to look at lie detectors, but admits they can't force anyone to take it.

The laws sub-committee will consider the recommendations in February.