The establishment of the Cricket Australia (CA) Integrity Unit in December 2013 enabled a more focused and coordinated approach to protecting the integrity and spirit of the sport in Australia and for its participants. This dedicated Integrity Unit is designed to protect Australian Cricket from threats of doping, match-fixing and other activities that may undermine the integrity of its competitions and the game of cricket.
The Integrity Unit liaises with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other ICC members to ensure CA is aligned with the ICC and best practice codes and policies. The Integrity Unit also oversees all disciplinary protocols for domestic cricket.
Jacqui Partridge is the Head of Integrity, reporting directly to CA Chief Executive Officer, Nick Hockley.
The Integrity Unit also works closely with State and Territory Cricket Association executive and high-performance management teams.
The Integrity Unit supports an ‘integrity culture’ that encourages the prevention of integrity incidents across Australian Cricket, and does this by:
- Having appropriate Integrity Codes & Policies in place to protect Australian Cricket;
- Being proactive and fair in its approach to integrity;
- Creating and delivering education that protects and supports integrity and culture; and
- Provide independent investigation, audit and disciplinary processes.
The Integrity Unit places a heavy emphasis on compliance education for Players, Player Support Personnel and other personnel bound by Integrity Codes & Policies and works closely with the Australian Cricketers’ Association and team-based player development managers to deliver ongoing best practice education programs.
CA’s Codes & Policies can be accessed here.
The Integrity Unit has investigative and analytical capabilities and can assess information provided in order to identify and eliminate threats to the integrity of cricket and protect its participants.
If you see or hear something that threatens the integrity of Australian Cricket, we strongly encourage you to report it to CA’s Integrity Unit, so that the Unit can take appropriate action. Matters appropriate for management by State and Territory Associations (for example relating to Community associations, Clubs and Members in their State or Territory) will be triaged to the relevant State and Territory Association.