No evidence of corruption in 3rd Ashes Test, says ICC

Updated: Feb 09, 2018, 09:24 IST | PTI

The ICC yesterday said there was no evidence of corruption during the third Ashes Test at Perth last December, contradicting claims made by a British tabloid

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The ICC yesterday said there was no evidence of corruption during the third Ashes Test at Perth last December, contradicting claims made by a British tabloid.

'The Sun' had reported that bookmakers from India had offered to sell undercover reporters from the newspaper information about spot fixing in the Test between Australia and England, which was played in Perth from December 14-18. "I am satisfied that there is no evidence to suggest any match has been corrupted by the individuals in the investigation," ICC General Manager, Anti-Corruption, Alex Marshall said in a statement after the completion of its investigation.

"... Nor is there any indication that any international players, administrators or coaches have been in contact with the alleged fixers. Before launching an investigation, the ICC has said it was taking the allegations extremely seriously, though it had its doubts. Marshall said, "We have carried out an extensive global investigation with anti-corruption colleagues from Member countries based on the allegations in The Sun and the material they shared with us."

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