CA denies Oz cricketers being investigated by ICC

Published: Monday, September 13, 2010, 11:35 [IST]
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'Oz cricketers not under IPL scam'

Cricket Australia (CA) has dismissed reports that two Australian players were under investigation for corruption in last year"s Indian Premier League (IPL).

Britain's Sunday Times newspaper had earlier claimed that a secret dossier prepared by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) suspects 29 cricketers who took part in IPL 2 in South Africa last year, including two Australians, for suspected involvement in match- or spot-fixing.

It is also believed that an unnamed source has declared: “Some betting patterns were very suspicious at IPL 2". It cited two Australians as also being under the scanner.

However, CA"s chief spokesman Peter Young said that neither the board, nor the ICC, has been able to verify the claims.

“We don"t have any knowledge of this. The ICC tells us they don"t have any knowledge either," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Young, as saying.

The allegations against the 29 players may never be disclosed, as the IPL is not a tournament sanctioned and operated by the ICC.

The tournament was also unpoliced after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided that the ACSU"s fee of 1.2 million dollars was too high.


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