The ICC falls prey to cyber scammers.
- Over $2.5 million may have been fraudulently obtained from the International Cricket Council (ICC) through an online scam. Cricbuzz has learned through a US-based source that a probe has been initiated into the phishing incident, however, officials at the Dubai office of the world governing body have declined to comment.
- It has come to light that the entire amount of $2.5 million is the consequence of several incidents of being duped, but the ICC officials are remaining tight-lipped as they work with criminal enforcement authorities in the US. It highlights ICC’s Dubai office’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and his team.
- However, while $2.5 million is not a lot for a full member like the BCCI, the quantum of loss is equivalent to four times the money an Associate member with ODI status obtains annually from the ICC. An Associate board member said, “That can’t be true,” before adding, “An ODI Associate rated 13–20 can collect anything from $500,000 to $1,000,000.” Truth about the incident surfaced on Thursday night.