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ICC includes Dravid to fight corruption in cricket

Last updated on: February 04, 2016 18:25 IST


IMAGE: Former India captain Rahul Dravid. Photograph: PTI.

Batting great Rahul Dravid has been named in the ICC's newly-appointed Anti-Corruption Oversight Group.

The stylish former India cricketer, who is among the top run-getters in both Tests and One-Day Internationals, was included in the group at the ICC’s first meeting of 2016, at its Dubai headquarters, on Wednesday. 

"The oversight group will include the Chairman of the Executive Committee (under whose area of responsibility this function rests) and will also include former India captain Rahul Dravid, legal expert Louis Weston and independent anti-corruption advisor John Abbott, who was the Chairman of the Integrity Working Party.

"The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Unit, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, and ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson, will also be ex-officio members of the group," read a statement from the ICC.

Dravid is currently coaching the Indian team in the on-going Under-19 World Cup, which is being held in Bangladesh.

"The oversight group will meet once a year to review and provide independent input into the strategy adopted by the sport to tackle corruption and its implementation, and to offer its advice and guidance to the Chairman of the ACU where required," the statement added.

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