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5 Captains Were Approached For Spot Fixing In Past One Year, Says ICC

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| September 25 , 2018 , 16:14 IST

The International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption Manager Alex Marshall on Monday revealed that five International cricket team captains have been approached by the bookies over the past 1 year.

Four of those five captains are from the ICC full member countries whereas one is found out to be an associate member.

Marshall was quoted by ToI as saying, "We can’t give out the names. But there have been five international captains who reported suspicious approaches."

Marshall also said that most of the bookies were Indians and said, “That doesn’t mean they operate out of India. They are all over the world. And they love T20 cricket as it is easier for them to spot-fix little periods of the game.”

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Meanwhile, an ICC official said that Afghanistan captain Mohammad Shahzad was approached by some suspicious at the team hotel on Sunday evening. Afghanistan team management had lodged a complaint about that matter with ICC.

"The incident was more to do with the upcoming Afghanistan premier League. No official complaint was made but the ICC ACU was alerted that Shahzad was uncomfortable with some people trying to approach him in the team hotel,” ICC official said.

In the annual report, ICC had claimed that it has done 32 investigations into the matter related to match-fixing in the past one year.

The 23 cases were reported by players and team officials.