Kolkata: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today appointed Alex Marshall as the new General Manager of its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU). Marshall, 55 is currently the Chief Executive of the College of Policing, a professional body for police in England and Wales. Marshall will join the ICC in September. He is the fourth General Manager of the ICC’s ACU since it was launched in 2000. Earlier on, Jeff Rees (2000-2008), Ravi Sawani (2008-2011) and Yogendra Pal Singh (2011-2017), have held the post.
Talking about his appointment, Marshall said, “I am a life-long cricket fan and am very keen to play my part in keeping my favourite sport clean. My police career has taught me the importance of prevention and education, operating to clear standards, making best use of intelligence and prosecuting where appropriate. I see these approaches as equally applicable to my new role in the ICC which I relish taking up in September. Until then I, of course, remain fully committed to my role at the College of Policing.”
Added Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Unit, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Marshall as the new General Manager of the ACU. Alex brings with him from his distinguished police career, a tremendous wealth of knowledge, expertise, experience and commitment which I know will further bolster the ACU in its fight against corruption in cricket.”
Marshall started his career as a cop in 1980 and was appointed Chief Constable of Hampshire in 2008, and was selected to head the new College of Policing when it was created in 2012. He holds a Masters Degree in Criminology from the University of Cambridge and also attended the Royal College of Defence Studies.
With spot-fixing still plaguing the game of cricket, Marshall has a tough task ahead to combat corruption creeping into the sport. Hopefully, he will live up to the responsibilities he has been entrusted with.