Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) today called for strong vigilance from all participants and
advised that it will be monitoring strictly any suspicious activity in stadia
during the upcoming T20 Challenge as part of its enhanced anti-corruption
include the sighting of any persons deemed to be engaging in betting activities
or the facilitation of betting activities within the stadia. Such persons will
be removed from the stadium.
"With the use of enhanced technology
match fixers are using people posing as fans in the stadium to relay live data
to illegal betting houses functioning abroad," said CSA Chief Executive Haroon
"These companies and their
activities create an additional threat to the integrity of the game.
"To prevent such activities, we have
strengthened our in-stadia monitoring and protection capabilities, including
the active surveillance of crowd activities.
"Cricket loving fans will recognize
the risk that corrupt activities present to the game. We call on all fans to
assist us in reporting any 'live' betting related activities from any viewing
areas within the stadium so that these can be monitored and addressed."
The T20 Challenge begins on November 12 with a double-header at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium featuring the Knights versus the Cape Cobras followed by the Highveld
Lions versus the Titans.