Cricket Australia boss Nick Hockley stated on Sunday police had been aiding the governing physique after a confidential report made to its anti-corruption unit was leaked to the media.
Melbourne`s The Age newspaper reported on Sunday that it had obtained a recording of a cellphone name between a lady and Cricket Australia`s former integrity chief, Sean Carroll, wherein the lady alleged a participant was utilizing cocaine.
The lady, who described herself as a high-class escort, stated the unidentified participant had been “snorting lines” of cocaine and dancing bare on a balcony whereas partying.
It was not clear when the cellphone name befell. Carroll left Cricket Australia (CA) a yr in the past.
Hockley stated the lady`s report was “unsubstantiated” and “historical” however that the board had contacted police over the leak.
“Any stealing of confidential information is a crime,” Hockley instructed reporters on the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. “So we … are getting help from Victorian police.
“Clearly it`s really important that people are able to make contact (with) our integrity line in full confidence knowing that`s all going to be kept secure.”
The Age stated the recording had been despatched to the paper through an encrypted electronic mail service from an nameless tackle.
The supply of the leak claimed to be a former CA staffer “who wanted to expose flaws in the integrity unit”.
Hockley stated CA reviewed its integrity reporting processes usually to make sure they had been “absolutely best practice.”
The leak comes simply over a month after a confidential investigation by CA`s integrity unit of former captain Tim Paine was made public, prompting the wicket-keeper to step down from the captaincy and withdraw from the staff.
Paine admitted to sending sexually express textual content messages to a former Cricket Tasmania staffer in 2017 however was cleared of wrongdoing by CA`s investigation the next yr.