With an aim to give an easy access to information about issues relating to anti-corruption and anti-doping, the International Cricket Council (ICC) launched the Integrity App today. The app is designed catering to the needs of the players, officials and the support staff from all levels of the game and across all formats of cricket. It will ensure enough information for the users and will provide adequate information so that their careers remain clean. The announcement of the release was made via a press.
The participants can also report suspicious incidents or behaviour related to corruption or doping. The Integrity App will be launched at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup which is scheduled to happen later this year in New Zealand. The ICC will keep on adding more and more features in the time to come. Commenting on the app, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, "The ICC is committed to protecting the spirit of the game and this app will play a huge part in helping us in our objective. We must educate players, administrators and support staff on an ongoing basis and the app allows us to do that, driving awareness of the risks, supporting education and providing a simple mechanism for reporting concerns.”
ICC General Manager Anti Corruption, Alex Marshall, “The ICC is committed to the pursuit of a corruption-free sport and this app will support that ambition. Our focus is on education, prevention, disruption, investigation and prosecution and the app has a role to play in this. It will complement the face to face education sessions every international player receives and provides them with a simple tool to report.”
ICC General Manager Cricket, Geoff Allardice, “The ICC has remained committed in its efforts to keep cricket free from doping and the new ICC Integrity App reinforces that commitment. The App provides players with clear anti-doping advice and guidance at their fingertips. It also ensures users have easy access to the most up to date anti-doping information to help make informed decisions. An app is a valuable tool that will help protect the health of players and maintain the integrity of cricket.”