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ICC anti-corruption unit to be reviewed by 'Big Three'

DUBAI: Following the revamp of International Cricket Council (ICC), another assault has been made by 'Big Three' on international cricket, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Cricket's independent watchdog, the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), is to be reviewed by the game's big three nations: Australia, England and India.

A restructure of the ACSU could see it effectively controlled by three countries, with the body potentially being asked to report directly to the chairman of the board rather than the chief executive of the ICC.

It also means that, barring a dramatic turn of events, the chairman whom the reorganized body will report to is N Srinivasan, who is currently stood down from his duties as (Board for Cricket Control in India) BCCI president on orders from India's Supreme Court following allegations of mismanagement related to the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Sources informed that at the April round of ICC meetings in Dubai, a formal review into the function and functionality of the ACSU was commissioned, with the report to be compiled by a four-man team including representatives of India, England and Australia, alongside the ICC chief executive David Richardson.

Terms of reference for the review, and its timeline to return findings, are still being finalised.

It is believed that a proposal was discussed at meetings surrounding the central board gatherings of the ICC and IDI (ICC Development International, the current commercial arm of the ICC).

The proposal pushed for a dramatic reduction of the size of the central ACSU in favour of closer links between the anti-corruption teams of Full Member nations.



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