Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 13:34
ICC to seek mobile data of ‘dubious character’ players
Cricketers suspected of dubious character will soon be forced by International Cricket Council (ICC) to share their mobile and social media data if new gags suggested by Ronnie Flanagan, the chairman of ICC’s ACU, are approved by the ICC board.
Ronnie Flanagan has reportedly said that the anti-corruption-unit of ICC will seek approval from ICC’s board to keep an eye on new mediums of communication which corrupt elements may be using to connect with players.
“People use different means of communicating with each other through social media - Whatsapp, Snapchat, all of these things - we have to keep ahead of these things,” Ronnie Flanagan said during World Rugby seminar in Dublin.
“We might seek is that, instead of just asking for a player's billing records, might we actually, like tennis, seek the ability to take the devices and download them to see what communications had been made upon them," he added.
Currently, the anti-corruption unit of ICC doesn’t have direct access to players’ personal communication data. It can only request a player for certain information, including – but not limited to – phone records.