ICC Rejects Cricket Match-Fixing Claims
ICC decline charges under its anti corruption code against the five participants featured in programme.
Cricket’s Match Fixers’ broadcast by Al Jazeera
The International Cricket Council (ICC) wrap up the investigation for five participants who were featured in programmed and turned it to a documentary ‘Cricket’s Match Fixers’ broadcast by Al Jazeera.
Due to insufficient reliable evidence ICC decline the charges for the participants.
“No charges will be bought under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code against any of the five Participants to the Code who featured in the programme due to insufficient credible and reliable evidence,” ICC said
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Specialists To Analyze The Game
India against England in Chennai in 2016 and India to Australia in Ranchi in 2017 were allegedly fixed.
According to ICC they engaged four independent betting and cricketing specialists to analyze the game and the result was the programme is entirely predictable, and therefore implausible as a fix.
ICC Integrity Unit
The Five Participants have been interviewed by ICC Integrity Unit and based on their statement there were no sufficient evidence to lay any charges.
“We welcome the reporting of alleged corrupt activity within cricket as there is no place for such conduct in our sport, but we also need to be satisfied there is sufficient evidence to sustain charges against Participants” Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager, Integrity said
“In the case of the claims aired in this programme, there are fundamental weaknesses in each of the areas we have investigated that make the claims unlikely and lacking in credibility, a viewpoint that has been corroborated by four independent experts.
ICC rejects match-fixing claims involving Team India in documentary, says ‘it lacks credibility’
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“On the basis of the programme, the Participants to the Code who were filmed appear to have behaved in a questionable manner, however, we have been unable to assess the full context of the conversations that took place beyond what was seen on screen versus what the Participants claim actually happened.
This combined with the absence of any other credible evidence means there are insufficient grounds to bring charges under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code,” he explained”
Should any new substantial evidence come to light I will re-examine the case. But at present I am comfortable with the conclusion of the investigation and the thoroughness with which it was undertaken,” Marshall concluded.