Indian Twenty 20 Cricket Federation ITCF-INDIA
Anti-Corruption Unit

Indian Twenty 20 cricket Federation ITCF INDIA is a leader in the fight against corruption in sports and it needs to remain so. Betting on cricket in the legal and illegal markets continues to grow rapidly and, with many, many Lakhs of Rupees changing hands on every match, the threat of corruptors seeking to influence the game has not gone away. In India betting/fixing on cricket is a big business/market around twenty thousand people are involved in every part of country and doing around ten thousand cores Rs unofficial business here. It is for these reasons that the ITCF's Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) continues to pursue the three objectives of investigation, education, and prevention.

The unit was set up in 2005 following a corruption crisis which represented the gravest challenge it had faced since cricket game religion & popular in India, here largest population playing/watching cricket & largest manufacture country ie Jalandhar/Meerut/Ludhiana for cricket gears & wears also Indian companies are major sponsors of world cricket.

Its first Terms of Reference covered the three year period up to the end of the ITCF NATIONAL T20 CHAMPIONSHIPS Those original Terms have been reviewed and amended to recognise the wider role now required. With effect from Aug 2005, the Anti-Corruption Unit was renamed as the ITCF Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

The change in nomenclature was slight but appropriate as the Unit took on a broader mandate that gave equal weight to the prevention and investigation of corruption.

Its Two Principal Roles are:
  • To assist the ITCF Code of Conduct Commission and the Members of ITCF affiliated units in the eradication of conduct of a corrupt nature prejudicial to the interests of the game of Twenty 20 cricket
  • To provide a professional, permanent security infrastructure to act as a long-term deterrent to conduct of a corrupt nature prejudicial to the interests of the game of Twenty20 cricket

S.Mujamder, formerly Director of the ACU, now leads the Unit as Chairman. He acts in consultation with ITCF Chief Mr. Piyush Rana Day-to-day operational responsibility rests with the General Manager and Chief Investigator.

The Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is an operating division of the ITCF Code of Conduct Commission, which is chaired chairman of legal committee of ITCF INDIA

Allegations of corrupt activity are probed thoroughly by the Unit's Investigators, sometimes with the assistance of concern state Police Officers. In support of their efforts, the ACSU's Information Manager continues to build an national network of contacts in both the legal and illegal markets so that where concerns are raised the Unit is able to activate these relationships and effectively investigate allegations.

All players and officials that take part in the top level of Indian cricket pass through the ACSU's education program.

part of the education process, players are given details of the ways in which corruptors may seek to 'groom' them from an early age as well as the penalties that exist - not just for fixing all or part of a match but also for accepting money, benefit or other reward for the provision of information or failing to disclose the inappropriate conduct of others.

The five Zonal (NORTH,SOUTH,CENTRAL,WEST,EAST) Security Managers (SM) coordinate the ACSU's prevention measures. These experienced law enforcement professionals are present at every ITCF National Twenty 20 cricket series/tournaments/championships to ensure that strict anti-corruption protocols are enforced at all venues, particularly around the dressing room areas & make the fair/clean cricket in India.

In organized sports, match fixing or game fixing occurs when a match is played to a completely or partially pre-determined result, violating the rules of the game and often the law. Where the sporting competition in question is a race then the incident is referred to as race fixing. Games that are deliberately lost are sometimes called thrown games. When a team intentionally loses a game to obtain a perceived future competitive advantage rather than gamblers being involved, the team is often said to have tanked the game instead of having thrown it. In pool hustling, tanking is known as dumping.

Thrown games, when motivated by gambling, require contacts (and normally money transfers) between gamblers, players, team officials, and/or referees. These contacts and transfer can sometimes be found, and lead to prosecution, by law or by the sports league(s). In contrast, tanking is internal to the team and very hard to prove. Often, substitutions made by the coach designed to deliberately increase the team's chances of losing (frequently by having one or more key players sit out, often using minimal or phantom injuries as a public excuse for doing this), rather than ordering the players actually on the field to intentionally underperform, were cited as the main factor in cases where tanking has been alleged.

If you have any information in relation to corruption/Thrown Game in ITCF Cricket you should contact the ACSU on +91 94171 42575 or Email: rana@itcf20.com

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