Kuala Lumpur: Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief Executive, has come down heavily on corruption prevalent in cricket and has reiterated ICC's stand on the same. In a media release he also forced upon the zero-tolerance stance of the ICC in relation to match-fixing and spot-fixing. The Mervyn Westfield-Danish Kaneria case, where both the players have been found guilty and given bans, was on the ICC's radar all the while. Mr. Lorgat also promised to have a close look into the mechanisms when the ICC board meets during this week.
Speaking in Kuala Lumpur where ICC will hold its 2012 Annual Conference, Mr Lorgat said: “The ICC has been closely following the case and notes the outcomes of the ECB’s disciplinary process, including the sanctions imposed on both players.
“While not wishing to comment on the specifics of the case because it is a domestic matter, I can say that the ICC takes no pleasure from players being found guilty of corrupt behaviour and we hope that this verdict provides further warning to any person who might, for whatever reason, contemplate corrupt activity within our sport.