west-indies-cricket-team.jpgCricket’s governing body has warned the public to beware of fraudulent emails that seek personal details to give away non-existent cash rewards ahead of the World Cup.


The International Cricket Council said tricksters have been sending out emails to announce prizes supposedly won in sweepstakes and other competitions organised by it.


Recipients are asked to provide bank account information and told to wire funds to a third-party bank account in order to facilitate their receipt of the award, the ICC said.


The ICC wishes to place on record that it has not authorise any such prize promotions.


The ICC said such emails should not be replied to and recipients should notify the local law enforcement agency.


Numerous competitions are being organised in the media and by businesses in the run-up to the World Cup which opens in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on February 19.