Cricket a leader in anti-corruption: CA

Cricket Australia's chief exec James Sutherland says the sport is a world leader in anti-corruption. (AAP)

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says the sport is a world leader when it comes to anti-corruption, but it can't afford to be complacent.

Cricket's anti-corruption measures are among the best in world sport, according to Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.

Chris Cairns' ongoing perjury trial has served as a fresh reminder of the spectre of fixing that hangs over the sport.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting have been among those to give evidence in London.

Sutherland is comfortable with the organisation's anti-fixing policies, with a major focus on education.

"I've recently been involved in a major review of the anti-corruption activities of the ICC, which included independent experts in it," Sutherland told reporters this week.

"The independent people that came in as part of that review were astounded at how far advanced cricket was compared to the other sports they've seen (in terms of anti-corruption)."

However, Sutherland added that should not be confused with complacency.

"Cricket can't be complacent about the risk. No sport can be complacent about something that compromises the integrity of the game," he said.

"The biggest wake-up call was Hansie Cronje.

"We had that rude awakening as a sport and brought in a whole lot of measures that are superior and more advanced to what most sports have."

It is alleged Cairns, who played 62 Tests and 215 ODIs for New Zealand, lied on oath about his involvement in fixing.

Cairns allegedly told teammates that the Indian Cricket League (ICL) was powerless to stop his fixing ring.

The trial in London is ongoing.

Outgoing Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards bemoaned the lack of controls in the unsanctioned ICL.

"The tournament was such a crap tournament that all this stuff started to happen on the side for money," Edwards said.

Source AAP

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