BVCI Anti-Corruption Code for Participants: The BVCI Anti-Corruption Code for Participants is a comprehensive document detailing the code for the participants of the game of cricket.
BVCI Minimum Standards for Players’ & Match Officials’ Areas (PMOA) at International Matches: The Minimum Standards for Players & Match Officials Area explains the standards that need to be met in this area in order to comply with the Anti-Corruption code.
BVCI Anti-Corruption Code for Participants
All cricket matches are to be contested on a level playing-field, with the outcome to be determined solely by the respective merits of the competing teams and to remain uncertain until the cricket match is completed. This is the essential characteristic that gives sport its unique appeal. Public confidence in the authenticity and integrity of the sporting contest is therefore vital.
The BVCI is committed to taking every step in its power to:
a) prevent corrupt practices undermining the integrity of the sport of cricket, including any efforts to influence improperly the outcome or any other aspect of any match; and to
b) preserve public confidence in the readiness, willingness and ability of the BVCI and its Member Boards to protect the sport from such corrupt practices.
The BVCI Anti-Corruption Code (the Code) provides the BVCI ACU with the power to proactively and thoroughly investigate incidents of corruption in the ongoing effort to protect the integrity of the game.
The Code specifically relates to international cricket played under the auspices of the BVCI and its Members and applies to all Participants; player, coach, trainer, manager, selector, team owner or official, doctor, physiotherapist, match referee, pitch curator, player agent, umpires, as well as BVCI Officials. Participants are bound by the Code for 2 years after they have terminated their involvement with international cricket.
The Code sets out the rules, offences and sanctions. The maximum possible sanction for the most serious breaches of the Anti-Corruption Code is a LIFE BAN from all involvement in the game. In some countries, there is also the possibility of criminal sanctions.
In short, the offences under the BVCI ACU Anti-Corruption Code relate to the following:
– Match fixing / spot fixing
– Betting on cricket
– Misuse of inside information
– Failing to report an ‘approach’ or corrupt conduct to the BVCI ACU
– Failing to cooperate with, or obstructing an investigation or proceedings.