ICC asks PCB to appoint retired judge in integrity committee

Monday, November 22, 2010

LAHORE - The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) special task force for Pakistan cricket has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint a retired High Court judge to head the integrity committee formed to give clearance to players for international and domestic cricket.

The integrity committee, headed by PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt, was formed last month as part of the reforms suggested by ICC’s executive board to the Pakistan Cricket Board.

“The view of the task team was that while the formation of the integrity committee was laudable but it needed to be headed by an independent outsider to give the committee balance and thrust,” the Daily Times quoted a source, as saying.

“The task force also felt that by having a retired high court judge the committee would be able to deal with anti-corruption issues in a more swift and legal manner,” the source added.

The integrity committee has so far held one meeting and has also played a part in stopping leg-spinner Danish Kaneria from joining the national team in the UAE for the Test series against South Africa.

Kaneria was the subject of a criminal investigation by Essex police over allegations that he was involved in spot-fixing during a county game. (ANI)

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