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Match-fixing reports inaccurate: ICC

ICC has also denied that it is conducting a probe into the charges.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2005 17:53 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

International Cricket Councilon Wednesdaysaid it was not conducting a probe into allegations of match-fixing in the three-nation limited over tri-series involving India, New Zealand, and Zimbabwe and dismissed reports in this regard as "totally inaccurate and without foundation."

"It is important to make it clear that there is no investigation being undertaken into this series," ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed said in a statement issued here.

Referring to media reports about the presence of ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit officials in India recently he said, they frequently travel to all ICC Full Member countries and travel plans to visit many of these countries, including India, are already in place.

No details of these travel plans are publicly circulated and no comment will be made on the nature of the ICC ACSU's operations in these member countries, the statement added.

He said that in light of the wildly inaccurate reports in certain sections of the Indian media it was necessary to take the unusual step of clarifying on the activities of the Anti-Corruption Unit.

"We do not normally comment on the operational activities of the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit."

"It is disappointing to see such wild and unfounded accusations circulating in the media and we have taken the unusual step of commenting on this speculation as we do not wish the reputation of the sport, the teams or the players to be tarnished by utterly inaccurate media reports," he said.

First Published: Sep 15, 2005 11:39 IST