Canberra, Dec 15 : Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has joined former Australian captain Steve Waugh in calling for the introduction of lie-detection tests in the fight against corruption in cricket.
Dravid also urged players to agree to tighter anti-corruption regulations, including closer scrutiny of their financial records.
“Even if it means giving up a little bit of freedom of movement and privacy, if it means undergoing dope tests, let us never say no,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dravid, as saying.
“If it means undergoing lie-detector tests, let us understand the technology, what purpose it serves and accept it. Now lie detectors are by no means perfect but they could actually help the innocent clear their names. Similarly, we should not object to having our finances scrutinised if that is what is required,” he added.
Waugh had earlier said that players accused of match fixing should voluntarily submit themselves to lie-detector tests to prove their innocence.
“I don’t think it provides all the answers but it does give players opportunities – if they are wrongly accused – to clear their names via that means. It’s definitely a viable option,” Waugh had said.
“They have a 98 per cent degree of accuracy and if you have nothing to hide it’s a good way to prove your innocence,” he added. (ANI)