While Dawid Malan was batting England back into the Ashes Series, cricket match fixing allegations were being published in the news media.
The allegations raised by media outlets are of serious concern. Cricket Australia takes a zero-tolerance approach against anybody trying to bring the game into disrepute.
Cricket Australia will co-operate fully with any ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation.
Australian cricket has a long-standing, proactive approach to sports integrity management and Cricket Australia has a dedicated Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) to prevent corruption within Australian domestic comptetitons, including the BBL.
In addition to this, all players participating in CA sanctioned competitions, including the BBL, are required to complete an anti-corruption education session before they can compete.
CA works closely with the ICC ACU on all international fixtures played in Australia.
Players are able to report any suspicions they have on a confidential basis and in the past there has been a strong Australian player culture to do so.
Alex Marshall – ICC General Manager Anti-Corruption
“We have now received all materials relating to The Sun investigation. We take the allegations extremely seriously and they will be investigated by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit working with anti-corruption colleagues from Member countries.
“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. 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.
“We ask anyone with information about these allegations to get in touch with the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit via [email protected]”