News 14th February 2017

Sports Integrity Briefs – 14 February 2017

• The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has questioned three further players as part of its ongoing inquiry into into an international syndicate which is believed to be attempting to corrupt the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The PCB suspended Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif last week, and confirmed that Mohammad Irfan, Shazaib Hassan and Zulfiqar Babar have also been questioned, however all three continue to play in the PSL, which began in Dubai on 9 February.

• The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is seeking applications for the role of independent Head of Integrity by 28 February. The new role was created as part of the AFC’s Do The Right Thing policy approved by the football confederation in December, and involves receiving information on potential corruption and deciding whether that information warrants investigation. Full details of the new role are available here, and applications must be submitted to by 28 February.

• The Gambling Commission, which regulates gambling in Great Britain, has published its 2017 Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan. The plan, available here, outlines Great Britain’s approach to addressing integrity risks to sport and sports betting.

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