Q and A with NZC boss on ICC investigation

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 11:15 05/12/2013

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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?

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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