Cricket governing body insist 'no evidence Ashes is in danger of spot-fixing corruption

Cricket's global governors insist there is no evidence the ongoing Ashes is in danger of corruption.

Alex Marshall, general manager of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, held a conference call with the body's chief executive Dave Richardson and English and Australian counterparts following allegations published in The Sun newspaper.

Marshall and Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland have both spelled out, following those conversations, that there is no indication any player has been in contact with alleged fixers.

The Sun claimed on Wednesday night, before start of play in the third Test at Perth, that two Indian bookmakers had asked undercover reporters for up to £140,000 to fix passages of play, such as the number of runs scored in a given over.

Marshall said: "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."

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