The Australian Cricket Board's (ACB) on Thursday confirmed that it had approached the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit, headed by Sir Paul Condon, to look into claims made by the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) match-fixing report released on November 1, alleging the involvement of Australian cricketer Mark Waugh. ACB Chief Executive Malcolm Speed said, "we have always said that if any fresh evidence or new allegations came to light we would go ahead and investigate them. "The allegations made in the CBI report are extremely serious and need to be investigated thoroughly to find out if there is any substance to them. Additionally, the ACB's Special Investigator, Greg Melick, has also been asked to look into the matter. Meanwhile Mark Waugh has assured his cooperation to the fullest extent, in an effort to weed out the issue of match-fixing and enable the game to regain its credibility in the eyes of the people.Speed, however maintained that Mark Waugh would remain eligible for selection as they see no reason to resort to any alternative course of action, for those named in the CBI report are presumed to be guilty until proven otherwise.
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