‘Three arrested for suspicious behaviour’
Three individuals have been arrested for suspicious behaviour at Limacol Caribbean Premier League games over the course of the tournament so far.
This was announced by the CPL in a media statement yesterday which said the arrests came as a result of ongoing monitoring by representatives of the CPL and the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The CPL also confirmed to the Express that the arrests were not related to match-fixing and that no CPL representatives or any players were involved.
The arrests were made in Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad. However the persons arrested were not from Caribbean territories.
In its release, the CPL also stated its “commitment to running a clean tournament and operating within the set ICC rules and regulations.”
“In line with this commitment, CPL has ensured that its staff are well able to identify any instance of corrupt or illegal behaviour by providing extensive training to them on what to be aware of,” the release added.
CPL CEO Damien O’Donohoe said the CPL will not tolerate any illegal activities.
He said: “We take our responsibility to ensuring that we protect and promote the integrity of the tournament and the game itself very seriously.”
“Put simply, we have a zero tolerance policy towards any forms of corruption or illegal activity and will deal with it quickly and effectively through the appropriate channels.
“We are working closely with all our partners —the ICC, the police and ground security in each of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League venues —and would like to thank them for their efforts on our behalf,” O’Donohoe added.