CA recruits Anderson for review

A DAY after the AFL's extraordinary ruling that Melbourne simultaneously did not tank yet behaved poorly and damaged trust in the game, Cricket Australia has recruited the man who began the investigation to help safeguard assaults on the integrity of its game.

CA responded to the alarming findings of the Australian Crime Commission report detailing the widespread assaults on all elements of Australian sports by hiring former AFL football boss Adrian Anderson to review the code's integrity process.

Anderson, the architect of the AFL's integrity unit, has been hired as a consultant to CA to undertake a review of how cricket manages integrity issues.

CA chief executive James Sutherland said the review was initiated before the ACC report but had become even more important since its release.

''Public faith in the integrity of sports results they see on the playing field is absolutely critical and we want everything we do pressure-tested by an independent specialist expert to be sure we are as good as we can be,'' he said.

The announcement comes a day after the AFL's investigation of Melbourne was concluded and penalties handed down. That investigation, which began eight months ago under Anderson, centred on the issue of public trust in the believability of the outcomes of matches.

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