Mervyn Westfield tells his story
Mervyn Westfield has spoken out for the first time about the chain of events which led to him receiving a prison sentence for spot-fixing. He has worked with the PCA to produce a powerful video designed to educate fellow players about the risks they face, and the consequences of succumbing to temptation.
Click below to see Mervyn's interview:
Some simple pointers from the PCA As we know from recent events in both domestic and international cricket, spot and match fixing is a very real threat to the integrity of our sport. In particular, televised matches are extremely attractive to match fixers and other corrupt gamblers. This means your participation in top level cricket puts you at risk and you need to take steps to protect yourself and the game from these threats.
The anti-corruption tutorial is mandatory for any player registered to one of the first-class counties.
To request a link to complete the anti-corruption tutorial, please contact Ali Prosser at Aprosser@thepca.co.uk. Excerpts from the Anti-Corruption Online Tutorial
Darren Stevens tells his story
Darren Stevens, the Kent all-rounder, has joined cricket’s fight against corruption by warning players that they must report any suspicious behaviour immediately.
Stevens was charged with failing to report an alleged suspicious approach while he was playing in the Bangladesh Premier League two years ago.
He was cleared by a Bangladesh Cricket Board anti-corruption tribunal in February 2014 but now wants other players to learn from what he describes as a “brutal” experience which threatened his future as a professional cricketer.
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Click below to see Darren's interview:
Here are 3 simple steps to protect yourself:
1. KNOW THE RULES
2. KNOW WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR – KEEP SAFE
3. GET TO KNOW THIS SUBJECT BETTER
You can never be too well informed about this important subject and there's a lot of material available for extra reading or knowledgeable people you can talk to. Start with the Sports Betting Code of Conduct for Athletes, which is a short, plain English guide produced by athletes for athletes.
For further information, please contact:
Ian Smith 07798 698201, Jason Ratcliffe 07768 558050, Angus Porter 07584 262083 ECB Designated Anti-Corruption Official; Chris Watts - 0845 265 8000 - email@example.com ICC Anti-Corruption Code of Practice Anti-Corruption Code of Practice for Players and Players support Personnel Sports Betting - Code of Conduct for Athletes