Match Fixing Back Again

There are several reports making rounds that the third test of the 'Ashes' is corrupted as the players have been involved in a spot-fixing scandal.

However, ICC anti-corruption unit general manager Alex Marshall downplayed the reports and clarified that there is no clear evidence to prove that the third Ashes test has been corrupted. He also emphasized that there is no indication of the players interacting with the bookies and quashed the allegations as baseless.

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," Marshall said in a statement.

"At this stage of the investigation, there is no indication that any players in this test have been in contact with the alleged fixers.
"The allegations are wide-ranging and relate to various forms cricket in several countries, including T20 tournaments. We will look closely at all the information as part of our investigation," he further clarified.

Team Australia is leading the five-match test series with a 2-0 margin and is likely to lift Ashes Trophy, while England, on the other hand, is confident of making a strong comeback.

Previously, on February 2017 aswell National Crime Agency (NCA), Britain said that it is working on an investigation with the Pakistan Cricket Board and the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption units.

A spokesman said the Pakistan Cricket Board has launched its own investigation, which has resulted in the suspension of three players.
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