PERTH (Reuters) - The ICC are taking allegations in a British newspaper about attempts to organise spot-fixing during the third Ashes test “extremely seriously” but do not think the match has been compromised, global cricket’s governing body said on Thursday.
England players James Anderson and Stuart Broad arrive at the WACA Ground ahead of the third Ashes cricket test match.
“From my initial assessment of the material, there is no evidence, either from The Sun or via our own intelligence, to suggest the current test match has been corrupted,” Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager Anti-Corruption, said in a statement.
Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive James Sutherland was briefed by Marshall on the allegations in a conference call early on Thursday which also included ICC boss Dave Richardson among others.
Australia's captain Steve Smith shakes hands with England's Alastair Cook before the start of the first day of the third Ashes cricket test match.
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