Australian cricket facing match fixing probe
The Australian cricket team has denied allegations of match fixing after beating England by just 281 runs at the SCG.
President Alan Isaac said the ICC take such allegations very seriously and will be looking into why it took Australia nearly three days to beat the current England side.
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will be asked to explain his paltry match figures of just 6 – 74 while Brad Haddin will also be under the spotlight following his meagre 493 run haul during the Test series despite often batting as high as number seven.
Isaac said there were concerns over the time it had taken the Aussie fast bowlers to dismiss England’s top order during the series, some of whom had stayed at the crease right up until the first drinks break.
But the Australians deny the allegations, pointing to a grass stain on off-spinner Nathan Lyon’s knee to show how much effort they had to put in to beat England.
The investigation is expected to last for at least four days. Something the current England cricket team can only dream of.
Posted: Jan 7th, 2014 by Gerontius