The Sri Lanka Cricket Anti-Corruption Unit and the Legal division are in the process of amending the SLC / Anti – Corruption Code, in comparison to the recently revised, Anti – Corruption code of the ICC.
The ICC revised the caption of its existing ICC Anti- Corruption Code, which read as the ‘Anti-Corruption Code for Player and Player Support Personnel’, merely to, ‘ICC, Anti-Corruption Code for Participants’, thus giving a wider definition to its new title.
With the adaptation of the definition ‘Participants’, it Incorporated a widespread of participating categories such as: – ‘any player, Player support personnel, Umpires, match referees or Umpire Support Personnel’.
This also facilitated the inclusion of a critical omission in the former Code, the officials in the category of ‘Umpires’, which now with the fresh inclusion comprise, ‘any on-field umpire, Television Umpires, third or fourth Umpire’.
The new classification integrated also the ‘Umpires Support Personnel’, which recognized, ’any Technical officials responsible for operating the communication equipment for Umpires and Match Referees or umpire coaches, to support the Umpires and match referees’.
Educational and awareness programs in this respect will be conducted to the Players and officials, by the SLC / Anti-Corruption Unit, once the new amendments are finalised, through Legal process.