ICC finds no evidence of match-fixing in third Ashes Test

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The ICC found no evidence to support the claims made by The Sun

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has found no evidence of match-fixing in the third Ashes Test between Australia and England in Perth.

The global cricketing body launched an investigation after The Sun published a story last year, in which they claimed that they had received information from two bookmakers after the match being fixed.

However, following a thorough probe by the ICC, they found nothing to support the allegations made by the British newspaper.

“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,” ICC general manager – anti-corruption Alex Marshall said in a statement as quoted by Sky Sports. “I am satisfied that there is no evidence to suggest any match has been corrupted by the individuals in the investigation nor is there any indication that any international players, administrators or coaches have been in contact with the alleged fixers.”

Australia won the third Test by an innings and 41 runs to clinch an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. They subsequently went on to beat England 4-0 and regained the Ashes.

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