Head of the BCCI urges players to report any suspicious dealings relating to match outcomes.
Interim BCCI president for the IPL Sunil Gavaskar, said he hoped the UAE leg of the tournament had brought the attention back to cricket after spot-fixing controversies plagued the tournament last year.
Gavaskar was a part of the IPL’s governing council meeting on Saturday that was held to discuss the first leg of IPL 2014, which was held in the UAE from April 16 to April 30.
“The human nature being what it is, nobody can give any guarantees. We have put some measures in place and certainly the way the UAE leg went, it has given us some confidence,” Gavaskar said. “If it carries on the same way we will have this India-leg also free from any off-field controversies.”
Gavaskar also stressed that the IPL had educated all players to report suspicious approaches.
“I believe that the presence of the integrity officers is evidently a big plus. It is a big plus because earlier anybody could call in case there were any approaches but I don’t think people were confident about it,now the integrity officer travels with every team. So the younger player or the most susceptible sometimes, is the uninitiated player. We have given them all the education that is necessary.”