Canberra: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that lie detector tests could help innocent players clear their names of graft charges.
Dravid joins Australian legend Steve Waugh in calling for the introduction of lie detector tests in the fight against corruption in world cricket. Both Dravid and Waugh are members of the World Cricket Committee of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
"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," Dravid said in his Bradman Oration at the Australian War Memorial on Wednesday night.
"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 said.
Dravid said players must take pride in belonging to a sport that is professional and progressive.
"When the first anti-corruption measures were put into place, we did moan a little bit about being accredited and depositing our cell phones with the manager. But now, we must treat it like we do airport security because we know it is for our own good and our own security. Players should be ready to give up a little personal space ... If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear," he said.