Pakistan Today – LONDON: England captain Joe Root and coach Trevor Bayliss both described allegations their side fixed aspects of a Test against India at Chennai in 2016 as “outrageous”.

Summary

  • LONDON: England captain Joe Root and coach Trevor Bayliss both described allegations their side fixed aspects of a Test against India at Chennai in 2016 as “outrageous”.
  • After England’s nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’s on Sunday, Root was asked to comment on the allegations made in a programme about spot-fixing to be broadcast later Sunday by the Al Jazeera television channel.
  • “I am aware that there is a documentary and it is outrageous that our players have been accused,” Root told the BBC.
  • The Yorkshireman was more concerned with ensuring England bounce back strongly in next week’s second Test of a two-match series at his Headingley home ground.
  • England lost that Test in Chennai by an innings and 75 runs.


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