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ICC anti-corruption unit not working: Watson

Last updated on: September 01, 2010 16:30 IST

Shane WatsonAustralian all-rounder Shane Watson on Wednesday blamed the International Cricket Council for the 'spot-fixing' scandal that has rocked the game, saying the world body's anti-corruption unit is "not really working".

Watson, who has confirmed being approached by an Indian bookmaker during last year's Ashes in England, said it is disappointing to see a newspaper sting exposed what should have actually been handled by the ICC.

"The ICC anti-corruption unit is not really working," he said in Sydney.

"That's totally to do with the ICC, so they really need to step in and really get to the bottom of it. Maybe they don't want to get to the bottom of it because it might run too deep," he added.

Watson said if the ICC does not act "as soon as possible", credibility of the game may be lost forever as far as the fans concerned.

"People might turn away from cricket because they don't know (whether) what they are seeing is actually the true facts of cricket," he said.

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