Players have got to become whistle-blowers: Ian Chappell
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has described the leadership of cricket as "weak and self-interested" and called on the game's administrators to do more to stamp out corruption.
Delivering the keynote address at the ESPNcricinfo at 20 event in Brisbane on Tuesday night, Chappell said cricket had for some time been “a runaway train with no one at the lead”, particularly in regard to scheduling between the three formats.
“I think now the most important issue for cricket administration is corruption. I can’t think of anything other than corruption that can bring this game down.
“Players have got to become whistle-blowers, and they’ve got to be educated how important this is. You cannot tell me that if you’re in a dressing room and there’s some funny stuff going on, surely to Christ you’re going to know.
“I think if you look at the history of people who have been pinged with corruption charges, not much of it has come from cricket. “Not much of it has come from the anti-corruption unit. Most of it has come from television stings, newspaper stings.”