Zac Toumazi, chief executive of Sussex CCC in conversation with The Albion Roar, stated he can’t expand further on the allegations of match-fixing against Lou Vincent and Naved Arif from a match in 2011. However, he has stated Sussex’s full co-operation with the ECB.
He feels that the game has moved on dramatically since then in terms of player and staff education, getting hold of players at a young age and warning them of the risks and temptations that may come their way.
“I was asked ‘is the game clean?’ As far as I know, it is. But you’re always going to get individuals who think they can beat the system. Our job is to educate, prevent, and if we have to… punish.
“This is not the behaviour of the county club, this is the behaviour of individuals…”
To hear the whole interview with Zac Toumazi in his role as chief executive at Sussex CCC, go to www.albionroar.co.uk