The International Cricket Council (ICC) has been the victim of an Internet scam and is believed to have been defrauded of more than $2.5 million.
Officials at the international governing body’s Dubai headquarters declined to comment, however, Cricbuzz has learned that an investigation into the phishing incidents has been opened from a US source.
ICC defrauded of $2.5 million
Because ICC officials are currently working with US law enforcement agencies, they are keeping quiet about the issue, but it has been discovered that a total of $2.5 million is the result of several incidents of fraud. It reveals the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and his department at the ICC’s Dubai headquarters.
For a full member like the BCCI, $2.5 million is not a huge sum, but the loss is comparable to four times that of an associate member with ODI status from the International Cricket Council each year.
A ‘Jamtara’ has been formed with the International Cricket Council (ICC). 🤦🏾
For those who don’t get the reference, “Jamtara” is an exceptionally good series on Netflix that deals with the “phishing” threat.
You should see it, if you haven’t already. 🙂
— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) January 19, 2023
“This can’t be real,” Before adding, an associate board official said, “An ODI associate ranking 13-20 can fetch anything between 500,000 to a million.” The incident came to light on Thursday night.