Sporting News – Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss have dismissed spot-fixing allegations made against England players as “outrageous”.

Summary

  • Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss have dismissed spot-fixing allegations made against England players as “outrageous”.
  • Al Jazeera on Sunday aired a documentary which included claims that three unnamed England players conspired with bookmakers to manipulate a passage of play in the Chennai Test against India in December 2016.
  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison said there was no evidence behind the allegations.
  • “Neither ECB nor the ICC is aware of any credible evidence connecting any England players to any form of corruption.
  • Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland also said there is no credible evidence to prove that two unnamed Australian players were guilty of corruption in a Test against India last year following allegations made in the Al Jazeera programme.


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