ICC investigation finds no evidence of spot-fixing in third Ashes Test

ICC on Thursday said there was no evidence of corruption during the third Ashes Test last December, contradicting claims made by a British tabloid following a sting operation.

PTI, February 08, 2018

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday said there was no evidence of corruption during the third Ashes Test last December, contradicting claims made by a British tabloid following a sting operation.

File image of Australia team. AP

File image of Australia team. AP

'The Sun' had reported that underground 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 14-18 December.

"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. He added, "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."

Australia beat England by an innings and 41 runs in the third Test at the WACA ground in Perth.

Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
13 8 5 0 16
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
13 6 7 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
13 6 7 0 12
8
Delhi
13 4 9 0 8




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114