In one on the most important development, the International Cricket Council (ICC) have passed the resolution to stop any person from contesting the cricket board election who has been directly or indirectly involved in the gambling/betting industry, Cricket Age reliably learns. As per the resolution, the person’s who have any link with the match fixing it bookies, will also not be able to contest the election in any cricket board.
According to highly placed sources at ICC, the cricket governing body is expected to make the resolution public in next few days.
In last few months, ICC has been put under tremendous pressure by the Al Jazeera documentaries, that proves that the game is in danger with the emergence of plenty of T20 leagues around the world. The News Channel has exposed match fixing racket in most of the cricket playing nation and have raised questions over dozen of matches.
The ICC proposal will have a major impact on Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) as well due to some claims against former president Thilanga Sumathipala. Even though Sumathipala has always denied the claims that he has any connection with the betting industry, it’s an open fact that his family runs a gambling outfit named Sporting Star.