prem panicker on icc's anti corruption unit functioning...

shared by straight point on Thursday, September 02, 2010

pp's latest post on his blog smoke signal has this very interesting little passage about how icc anti corruption unit (ACU) function...

Said ICC president and his personally chosen successor are so invested in a ‘zero tolerance’ policy that they agreed to allow the ICC’s anti-corruption unit to monitor the 2009 edition of the IPL. Remember how that came about?

The ICC offered the services of its unit; the BCCI sat on the request for months, taking no action whatsoever. When the news hit the media, the BCCI pushed back, saying the ICC was charging an inordinate sum for its services. It turned out that the ICC’s bill for having its inspectors present at all venues, rigorously covering the games and off-field activities, was $1.2 million — a paltry sum when contrasted with what the BCCI was earning from the IPL. When its ‘exorbitant charge’ excuse began to look threadbare, the BCCI promised to ‘study the issue’ and ‘arrive at a solution’. It finally did — on April 17, 2009, it told the ICC that the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit was welcome to monitor the IPL.

The catch? The BCCI had green-lighted the ACSU late afternoon of the day before the IPL actually kicked off. In other words, by sitting on the proposal for months, the BCCI had effectively ensured that the ACSU would not have the time to deploy its personnel to provide adequate safeguards [typically, the ACSU works on a series or tournament two to three months before the start deadline].

so is it safe to assume that icc's acsu that charges millions for its services... would have deployed it's inspectors two to three months in advance and during the england pakistan 'spot fix' series...?

is that right mr. prem panicker...?

recommended story: hatchet on...

4 comments:

Naked Cricket said...

How dare you accuse the ACSU - they worked on the eng-pak series thru April-May, that's roughly 3 months back, and that's their time line

Homer said...

http://dopaisekatamasha.blogspot.com/2009/04/hatchet-on.html

straight point said...

oh! in that case i take my words back... :)

straight point said...

i remember that piece homer...

when it comes to bcci bashing you can start with anything without even looking over facts coz the word bcci is enough to go bonkers...

another thing which is striking, and i am sure you would have noticed too, is that how the spot fixing which has nothing to do with bcci has invited another epic piece on how inept bcci is...

marvelous!

let me take liberty to link up your post...

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