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3 India Tests under fixing scanner, BCCI says working with ICC

3 India Tests under fixing scanner, BCCI says working with ICC
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New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said that it has a zero-tolerance approach to any activity or act that brings the game of cricket to disrepute or mars the integrity of the game.

The BCCI’s anti-corruption unit is working closely with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption unit on the alleged claims by a television channel, the body said in a notification.

A Middle-East television channel recently carried out a sting operation which alleged pitch doctoring in three Test matches which India played.

The matches in question are India vs Sri Lanka (Galle, July 26-29, 2017), India vs Australia (Ranchi, March 16-20, 2017) and India vs England (Chennai, December 16-20, 2016).

While India won the match against Sri Lanka and England, the match against Australia ended in a draw.

The channel also alleged the involvement of some Australian and England players in spot-fixing.

The Indian connection to the latest scandal is a former Mumbai cricketer Robin Morris, who is now alleged to be a match-fixer.

In the sting operation, Morris is seen introducing a pitch curator to the undercover reporter. He is also boasting about getting pitches doctored as sought by fixers. (ANI)