With the world underneath lockdown resulting from a pandemic, one of many modes of gamers connecting with their followers has been by varied social media platforms. Now, these platforms have been cited to have a ‘darker aspect’, based on the ICC’s anti corruption unit.
The ICC in a letter to the nationwide boards has issued a warning amid considerations of gamers being approached by corruptors by social media platforms within the wake of covid-19 lockdowns. The letter, accessed by Cricbuzz, states – ‘With a lot of the world experiencing lockdowns and restrictions, it has left many with time on their arms, a few of which will be stuffed on social media. The creativity some have proven has been outstanding however there’s a darker aspect,” states the letter earlier than making a be aware of the approaches made throughout the lockdown. “We now have seen proof that corruptors are utilizing their time to contact gamers by social media, significantly Instagram, Whatsapp and Fb.”
Cricbuzz understands that two of these gamers who had been approached by social media belonged to the USA’s males’s crew. One of many gamers was approached providing package sponsorship by a person already on the ICC Anti Corruption Unit radar whereas the small print concerning the second strategy are nonetheless unknown.
This is not the primary time USA gamers have been targets of people with malicious intent. Cricbuzz learns that two of USA’s nationwide crew gamers had been approached proper earlier than the World T2O Canada league draft final 12 months.
The gamers obtained calls from phony people masquerading as crew representatives asking to adjust to their ‘calls for’ in lieu of getting picked within the draft to play the franchise event. A kind of gamers was ultimately picked within the draft however withdrew from the event after failing to get the No Objection Certificates from USA.