by Caribbean News Now Staff
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it has become aware that reputable media organizations have published and broadcast a story about West Indies cricketer Ramnaresh Sarwan that did not emanate either from the WICB or from the ICC and can only be sourced to an anonymous blog.
“Any and all issues relating to anti-corruption in international cricket are managed by the ICC Anti Corruption and Security Unit, which briefs players directly and informs the players’ Board as necessary on the status of any investigations,” the WICB said in a statement on Saturday.
The WICB added that it will continue to maintain its practice of not responding to accusations, stories, rumours and mischief as it pertains to any anti-corruption issue relating to any player.
“The WICB views rumour mongering on anti-corruption or on any cricket related matter as irresponsible and reprehensible,” the statement said.
The WICB appealed to established and reputable media organizations to maintain professionalism in the execution of their mandate and to seek credible sources of information.
The Board re-iterated its zero tolerance policy towards corruption in all forms of cricket.