In a historical move, for the first time in the ICC World Cup-2019, each participating team will have a dedicated anti-corruption officer attached with it. The move is to deliver a corruption-free tournament.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will assign an anti-corruption official to all the 10 participating teams.
The anti-corruption officer will be with each team starting from warm-up matches till the end of World cup tournament.
Previously, the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit had its personnel deployed at each venue, means that participating teams had to deal with a number of officials over course of a tournament.
With this now, the same anti-corruption official will be assigned to a team from warm-up matches (start of the competition) till the end of the competition. They will be staying in the same hotel as that of players and also traveling with them to training and matches.
The move is aimed at delivering a corruption and fixing free World Cup. By being with teams throughout the competition, it is possible that officials would be in a better position to spot any potential corruptors who lurk might near players or back-room staff and thus identify any behavior that may seem suspicious to them.