In order to prosecute players, match officials and franchise owners found guilty of corrupt practices in domestic T20 leagues such as IPL, the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is likely to recommend stronger anti-corruption laws to its members.

ACSU chairman Sir Ronnie Flannagan is expected to address these concerns during ICC’s annual conference that began here on Thursday.

According to ESPNcricinfo, Flannagan is expected to highlight the threats and challenges, and give recommendations to ICC members on how to curb the dangers of corruption in cricket.

These concerns come in the wake of various scandals relating to spot-fixing and betting in lucrative domestic T20 leagues like the Indian Premier League (IPL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL).

Another significant development during that meeting was Cricket Australia’s bid to get internet access in the Players and Match Officials Area (PMOA), a move that was backed by BCCI president N. Srinivasan along with Jacques Faul of Cricket South Africa.

This discussion has been documented in section 9.1 of the minutes under sub-heading ‘Management Items’.

It stated: “.... The Board reconsidered CA’s previous proposal to use an internet-enabled connection within the PMOA through which live performance data could be transferred into the PMOA for live use by analysts, and which would therefore constitute a technical departure from the language in the Minimum Standards. — PTI

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