The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the launch of an ‘integrity app’.
The new service, which will be made available to those involved in cricket globally, will give users easy access to essential information and a secure platform to report any suspicious behaviour or incidents related to corruption or doping, or tackle any other integrity-related issues.
The app is designed to meet the needs of players, officials and team support staff at all levels of the game and across all formats, and will aim to ‘ensure participants are equipped with the information required to ensure the game remains clean and their careers do not suffer due to lack of knowledge.’
The new service had a soft launch at this year’s under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in February, and will continue to be developed, with more features, content and functionality such as videos and imagery to be added in the coming months and years.
ICC chief executive David Richardson said: “The ICC is committed to protecting the spirit of the game and this app will play a huge part in helping us in our objective.
“We must educate players, administrators and support staff on an ongoing basis and the app allows us to do that, driving awareness of the risks, supporting education and providing a simple mechanism for reporting concerns.”
Alex Marshall, general manager of anti-corruption at the ICC, added: “The ICC is committed to the pursuit of a corruption free sport and this app will support that ambition. Our focus is on education, prevention, disruption, investigation and prosecution and the app has a role to play in this.
“It will complement the face to face education sessions every international player receives and provides them with a simple tool to report.”