Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers have collaborated with independent non-profit body the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) to tackle corruption in the upcoming tournament bowling off here next Tuesday.
Through its Sport Integrity Unit (SIU), the Qatar-based organisation will provide technical assistance to the CPL throughout the tournament to help combat match-fixing and betting fraud.
A sports integrity hotline will be set up to detect and trace corruption and will be part of a monitoring system implemented for each of the tournament’s 33 games, which will target “suspicious betting patterns and manipulation of sports results”.
“We are delighted to welcome the ICSS as an integral part of our overall security and competition integrity management,” said Andy Murphy, CPL’s head of security.
“The Hero CPL will benefit immensely from the professional support that the ICSS offers, and we are delighted to welcome the ICSS as an additional layer of security and oversight.
“The ICSS will become an integral part of our operational planning and will support our extensive network of partner organisations throughout the Caribbean and beyond to ensure we have a successful competition.”
The CPL has emerged as one of the high-profile Twenty20 franchise tournaments on the international cricket calendar since its debut in 2013.
Meanwhile, the CPL has announced a full complement of sponsors for the 2020 event. Joining Title Sponsor Hero, and Official Partners Digicel, El Dorado Rum, Republic Bank and Dream11 are new major partners in Fun88 and Googly Esports.
Commercial Director Jamie Stewart said; “On behalf of Hero CPL I would like to thank all our loyal partners for continuing to support this very important regional event through these challenging times. We would also like to welcome partners such as Fun88 and Googly for joining hands with us for the first time. It is has always been true to say that Hero CPL could not exist without its partners and in 2020, during these extraordinary times, that is truer than ever. We would like to extend particular thanks to Hero Motocorp, the world’s leading motorcycle brand, who have supported us since the beginning and continue to drive ‘the biggest party in sport.'”