ICC launches app to tackle corruption and doping issues

Chief Executive David Richardson believes app will help in maintaining spirit of the sports

ICC launches app to tackle corruption and doping issues PHOTO: ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an app to help players and officials in tackling issues regarding anti-corruption and anti-doping.

The user-friendly app, which has been launched in an effort to help protect the integrity of the game, has been made available to the cricket fraternity globally.

ICC announced the launch of an integrity app on Friday as part of its ongoing commitment to protect the spirit and integrity of the game.

The app will give anyone in the game easy access to information they need to tackle issues relating to anti-corruption and anti-doping. It will provide them with essential information and a secure platform to report any suspicious incidents or behaviour related to corruption or doping.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has showed optimism that the app will help in maintaining the spirit of the sports. “The ICC is committed to protecting the spirit of the game and this app will play a huge part in helping us in our objective,” he said. “We must educate players, administrators and support staff on an ongoing basis and the app allows us to do that, driving awareness of the risks, supporting education and providing a simple mechanism for reporting concerns.”

The app was received well by players and officials after a soft launch at this year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and will continue to be developed with more features, content and functionality such as videos and imagery to be added in the coming months and years.

The move was also backed by India’s U19 coach Rahul Dravid and England captain Eoin Morgan, who believe the app has all the features to help players maintain integrity of the game.

“It’s fantastic to see that the ICC has come up with an Integrity App,” said Dravid. “It’s got a lot of information on anti-doping and anti-corruption. You can make a report about anything that you notice that is untoward. I think it’s terrific to have easy access to this information on your fingertips. I would encourage all players, and those involved in cricket, to download the app, to use it and to read up on all the information.”

“It is great that the new ICC Integrity App is now available to download,” said Morgan. “So help keep the game clean by getting it today for anti-doping and anti-corruption information and educate yourself.”