Statement from NZC CEO David White
New Zealand Cricket is aware the International Cricket Council is investigating a small number of former New Zealand cricketers.
We have been aware of this investigation for a number of months and we are shocked and surprised by the allegations.
We support the ICC’s investigation as corruption has no place in our sport.
However, I would like to clarify a number of matters.
Firstly, no current New Zealand players are being investigated.
No games played in New Zealand are being investigated.
And lastly, no matches under New Zealand Cricket’s jurisdiction are being investigated.
Please respect this is an ongoing ICC investigation. I simply cannot comment further.
It was a great day of cricket yesterday, with a brilliant double ton by Ross Taylor.
This is our primary focus today.
ICC MEDIA RELEASE
Dubai, 4 December 2013
ICC confirms investigation into former New Zealand cricketers
Following the publication of an article in a leading New Zealand newspaper earlier today in which it is alleged that a small number of former New Zealand cricketers had engaged in fixing activity in historic cricket matches and were being investigated by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), the ICC confirms that it has indeed been working closely over the past few months with its colleagues in the domestic anti-corruption units of Member Boards to investigate these and related matters.
The ICC and all of its Members maintain a zero-tolerance attitude towards corruption in the sport, and the ACSU will continue to collaborate with relevant individuals in order to complete its investigation process.
Naturally, as the investigation remains ongoing and nobody has been charged with any offence, no further comment will be made by the ICC or by NZC.
NEW ZEALAND CRICKET MEDIA RELEASE
4 December 2013
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) is aware the International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating a small number of former New Zealand cricketers.
As this is an ICC investigation, unfortunately NZC is not able to comment further.