ICC signs partner to boost anti-corruption efforts

The International Cricket Council has partnered with body worn video camera solutions provider Edesix to aid its anti-corruption efforts.

Under the agreement, the world governing body's Anti-Corruption Unit will use Edesix’s VideoBadge system during ICC-organised events around the world.

“Often associated with police and emergency services, it is easy to forget that the benefits of BWCs (body worn cameras) extend beyond that of criminal prosecution by law enforcement,” Edesix managing director Richie McBride said.

“This is a great example of our secure video workflow system, which was designed to streamline audit tasks. We are delighted to be providing the ICC with VideoBadges which will enhance their anti-corruption protocols at each international series.”

The VB-300 VideoBadge series the ICC will be using includes Wi-Fi streaming, wide-angle field of view, advanced footage encryption and access controls for security purposes. The deal is believed to represent the first use of BWCs in sport for anti-corruption purposes.

Chairman of the ICC’s ACU, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, said: “The introduction of VideoBadge BWC's to the ACU shows our determination to fully utilise advances in technology in the fight against corruption.”