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ICC to draw anti-racism code to curb abuse

Decision to ratify the Code of Conduct was taken on Sunday.

December 9, 2008, 5:46 PM IST
ICC to draw anti-racism code to curb abuse

Cape Town: Determined to weed out the menace of racism from cricket, the ICC has decided to draw up a separate anti-racism code which will run independent from the existing Code of Conduct.

The decision to ratify the Code of Conduct was taken on Sunday at the end of ICC's two-day Chief Executive Committee (CEC) meeting here.

The ICC also informed that a draft code in this regard will be drawn up soon after receiving written comments and suggestions from all the members.

The CEC members of the international body also called for stronger action against teams for slow over rates in both Tests and One-day Internationals.

The CEC members also felt that a tougher stance needs to be taken against players guilty of verbal abuse.

In the aftermath of terror strikes in the sub-continent, the CEC also recommended that the role of Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) should be expanded to include liaising and managing safety, security and terrorism intelligence matters with independent security consultants or agencies.

However, the members clarified that this would be primarily for ICC events, and the services of the ACSU would be offered to the members for bilateral series only on request.

Meanwhile, all the ICC full member nations and the top six associate members have agreed to put in place WADA-compliant codes by July 1 next year and the CEC have agreed that the draft copies of each members anti-doping code must be with the ICC by March 1 to allow for any necessary amendments to be made by the required deadline.

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