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ECB Dismiss Fixing Claims

ECB Dismiss Fixing Claims

The ECB have dismissed allegations by broadcaster Al Jazeera that England players have been involved in match fixing.

The channel claims it has a dossier showing games involving England were allegedly subjected to potential spot-fixes between 2011 and 2012.

Australia, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Holland have all been mentioned and The International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit confirmed it was “fully” investigating the claims.

Meanwhile, England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to state there was “no doubt” over the team’s integrity.
“ECB takes its responsibilities on anti-corruption and preserving the integrity of cricket very seriously,” the statement said.

“Whilst the limited information we have been given by Al Jazeera is poorly prepared and lacks clarity and corroboration it has been properly assessed.

“Analysis of this by the ECB integrity team has cast no doubt on the integrity or behaviour of any England player, current or former.

“The materials we have been given have been referred to the ICC’s anti- corruption unit and we will continue to work with them, as is the correct procedure for protecting the game.

“We are also working closely with the PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association) and keeping them informed.”

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