The Independent – UK – England have strongly denied accusations three players conspired with bookmakers to ‘fix’ a session during the Chennai Test against India in December 2016.

Summary

  • England have strongly denied accusations three players conspired with bookmakers to ‘fix’ a session during the Chennai Test against India in December 2016.
  • In it Mumbai-based fixer Aneel Munawar is filmed by a hidden camera telling an undercover reporter that three England players co-operated with bookmakers to manipulate passages of play in the final Test of the five-match series in Chennai 18 months ago.
  • Root, speaking after England’s nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’s, said: “I am aware that there is a documentary and it is outrageous that our players have been accused.
  • However, Tom Harrison, the ECB’s chief executive, dismissed the allegations against England players, saying there was “no credible evidence” of wrongdoing.
  • “Neither ECB nor the ICC is aware of any credible evidence connecting any England players to any form of corruption.


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