Jane Stichbury, a former chief constable for Dorset and member of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, has been appointed chairman of the ECB’s Access Unit.
The unit has been set up in response to last year’s spot-fixing allegations at domestic and international level which led to criminal charges against former Essex fast bowler Mervyn Westfield and Pakistan trio Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif.
The unit will liaise with the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit and the ECB’s disciplinary commission. It will be responsible for the detection and prevention of corruption in domestic cricket as well as building on the player education programmes being run by the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
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