Cricket Australia has sought from the ICC the details of its investigation into Pakistan’s tour Down Under but insisted that the series was won fair and square by the hosts.
According to a report in ‘The Age’, CA chief James Sutherland has written to the ICC seeking details of the probe, which primarily focuses on the Sydney Test where Australia pulled off a remarkable come-from-behind win.
“We have no knowledge of any concerns and we’d have expected to have some knowledge if there were any,” a CA spokesman was quoted as saying.
“If the ICC had any concerns we would absolutely provide them with whatever support they needed. At this stage we believe we won that game on the merits of our performance,” he added.
Match-fixing suspicions have risen after outgoing ICC anti-Corruption Unit chief Paul Condon said that the series is under the scanner and players might have deliberately under-performed.
“It is a series that worried us. We spent a lot of time talking to the players and the PCB but part of the challenge is to find where the solid fact is, because what you’ve got there is a lot of internecine strife within the team and within Pakistan politics, with rival camps making allegations,” Mr. Condon had said.