Q and A with NZC boss on ICC investigation

22:16, Dec 04 2013
David White
NZC CEO David White says he cannot name the three former New Zealand cricketers at the centre of an ICC match-fixing investigation.

NZC CEO David White fronted the media to answer questions about an ICC corruption investigation involving three former New Zealand cricketers.

Here is how the brief exchange played out:

Question: Do these players know they're being investigated?

David White: I simply can not comment on that, unfortunately. It's an ICC investigation and I can't comment further.

Q: Do you know how the private investigation came to light?

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DW: I can't comment on that but we have been aware of it for a number of months. 

Q: Do you know who they are?

DW: Yes, I do know who they are, but like I said before, unfortunately, it's with the ICC.

Q: Does that smear every other cricketer in New Zealand by not naming them?

DW: This is an investigation and that is being run by the ICC and I simply can't comment any further.

Q: New Zealand are hosting a Cricket World Cup in just over a year's time, is this far from the ideal time to have thing hanging over New Zealand Cricket?

DW: Corruption has no place in our sport and we're supporting the investigation.

Q: Do you have any idea how long it is going to take?

DW: No I don't, unfortunately. That's with the ICC. 

Q: Has New Zealand Cricket been involved in any way?

DW: We've been involved in meetings with the ICC investigators, yes. 

Q: And you've been providing information?

DW: No, they've been updating us more than anything.

Q: How long were these players active?

DW: I can't comment on that sorry.

Q: How many of them are being investigated?

DW: There's a small number 

Q: More than 10?

DW: A small number. 

Q: [It's been reported] there were three, can you confirm that?

DW: That's our understanding.

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