SACA PLAYER TIPS – ANTI-CORRUPTION
Here are 3 simple steps to protect yourself:
1. KNOW THE RULES
Do not bet on cricket – simple!
Match fixing or spot fixing is a complete ‘No No’
Don’t Misuse inside information DON’T MISUSE INSIDE INFORMATION
Sensitive information you know by being in the team should never be disclosed/shared with people outside the team. When in doubt – say nothing.
You must report any suspicious approaches or information
This is a positive obligation. You have to report what you know to whomever you feel most comfortable with, otherwise if you have any doubts or questions, talk us at SACA.
The penalties are severe and potentially career-ending
The long term bans from all cricket are only the beginning – the loss of your reputation and the shame you’ll face will stay with you forever.
2. KNOW WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR – KEEP SAFE
Do not allow yourself to be “groomed”
Unscrupulous (dishonest) individuals might try to develop a relationship with you that are built on favours or fears which they will later try to exploit. Be wary of flashy and over-generous so called “fans” you’ve never met before.
Do not get into debt
Debt puts you under someone else’s control and this can easily be exploited. Sportsmen in debt and gamblers are notoriously easy targeted by match fixers or bookies. If you have any queries on gambling, please contact us at SACA.
If gifts and “support” seem too good to be true, they usually come with a cost – be careful who you befriend and who you trust.
Corruptors use information you provide about yourself on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter to approach you – be careful what you say about yourself in public.
3. GET TO KNOW THIS SUBJECT BETTER
You can never be too well informed about the dangers of corruption and there is a lot of material available to you for extra reading or knowledgeable people you can talk to.
SACA’s confidentiality is available to all player. Please see anti-corruption unit contact details below.