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The ECB understands the continued risk that corruption poses to cricket. The focus of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) is the prevention of corruption in domestic cricket, with emphasis on the following:

  • Education

  • Providing guidance and awareness to participants in the game

  • Collaboration and working relationships with the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) and other key stakeholders such as First Class Cricket Clubs (FCCC), Women’s Cricket, FCCC Academies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other cricket boards

The following video has been made in collaboration with the PCA and the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA), and forms a key part of participant education.  It covers the three main risk areas of the Anti-Corruption Code:

  • Betting on Cricket

  • Misuse of Inside Information

  • Fixing

The ACU has a number of Anti-Corruption Officials, who each have oversight of three FCCCs, and at least one of The Hundred Teams (men and women).  Their main role is to support the participants, provide advice and guidance, and to act as a first point of contact if players are concerned about any Anti-Corruption related matters.

The ACU takes breaches of the code seriously, and will fairly and robustly investigate such breaches.  In 2012, Mervyn Westfield was banned from cricket after partaking in spot-fixing in a domestic match.  Westfield agreed to be interviewed, to talk about the impact of his actions on his career and life.  The ECB hopes that the education programme and support network provided to participants will prevent anyone else putting themselves in the same or similar situation.

If you have any concerns about corruption in cricket, or would like to make a report to the ACU, please contact the ACU direct line or email address.

If you would like to know more about the ECB Anti-Corruption Code or the investigation involving Mervyn Westfield, please click on the links below:


Anti-Corruption Code 2023 - in force until 31st May 2024

ICC Anti Corruption Code - applicable from 1st June 2024

Appendix 4 to ICC Anti Corruption Code - Procedural Rules - applicable from 1st June 2024

Appendix 5 to ICC Anti Corruption Code - ECB Excluded Persons Policy - applicable from 1st June 2024

Players & Match Officials Area Guidelines 2024

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ECB v Kaneria - appeal panel determination (sentence and costs)