Cricket looks to Interpol to help corruption fight

The Sacramento Bee on September 29, 2011 released the following:

AP Sports Writer

LONDON — The International Cricket Council is in talks with Interpol about joining forces to help fight corruption in the sport.

Ronnie Flanagan, chairman of the ICC’s anti-corruption and security unit, told The Associated Press that he hopes the international police agency and his body can “mutually cooperate and work together.”

FIFA recently pledged to pay Interpol $29 million to help soccer crack down on match-fixing.

But speaking on the sideline of a World Sports Law Report conference in London, Flanagan says cricket lacks the funds to pay Interpol.

Even if an agreement with Interpol is signed, Flanagan says “unfortunately, investigations themselves fall back to our unit.””

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