Cricket Australia unaware of any 'credible evidence' amid corruption allegations

James Sutherland has requested for raw footage of Al Jazeera documentary

The allegations where made in an Al Jazeera documentary, "Cricket's Match Fixers", in which a Mumbai-based fixer Aneel Munawar promises undercover reporters that three England batsmen would cooperate to ensure that the runs scored during a 10-over period would be less than the over-under figure set by an Indian bookmaker.

The network's investigative unit has accused two Australian batsmen of taking bribes from an Indian crime syndicate to underperform in test matches.

The two fixed matches were Sri Lanka versus India in July past year and Sri Lanka versus Australia in August 2016.

Traditionally the pitches to be produced that help the home side, but the claim shocks many that some pitches being doctored to fix matches for betting fraud.

Australia Cricket goes on to say Tharanga Indika, the Assistant Manager at the Galle International Cricket Stadium had taken a sum of 30,000 Dollars to fix the matches.

The Sri Lankan board (SLC) said it had suspended the curator of the Galle International Stadium as well as a professional player, who were featured in an Al Jazeera documentary on corruption in cricket.

The match-fixer says he wants no money up front but wants 30 percent of the reporter's winnings.

"Sri Lanka Cricket is constantly engaged with the ICC and is following its guidelines on how to handle anti-corruption operations for the forthcoming tours in Sri Lanka", it added.

Australian players were quick to raise their concerns over the pitch's very bad conditions at the time of the match.

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Australia had reached 204 for six in their second innings before the two captains shook hands and match was ended in a draw.

It also hints at involvement of some Australian and England players in spot-fixing in the other two games.

"ECB has a regular dialogue with the ICC and its anti-corruption unit, fully supports its work and will continue to co-operate with their review". Cricket Australia and the ICC take a zero-tolerance approach against anyone trying to compromise the integrity of the game.

Harrison added: 'Neither ECB nor the ICC is aware of any credible evidence connecting any England players to any form of corruption. England are due to play Sri Lanka at Galle in November 2018.

"We urge Al Jazeera to provide all un-edited materials and any other evidence to the ICC investigation team, so, if appropriate, a full and thorough investigation can be conducted", he said.

In wake of allegations of pitch-fixing involving the curator of the Galle pitch, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday said it will give its "fullest cooperation" to any investigation into match-fixing.

Australia were heavily beaten by 229 runs inside three days in 2016 at the coastal ground.

This prompted the England and Wales Cricket Board to release a strongly worded statement from its chief executive, Tom Harrison, stating that the players "emphatically deny the allegations" and the material since shown has given the board "no reason" to doubt this.

Cricket Australia supremo James Sutherland also issued a statement in which he asked for co-operation from Al Jazeera.

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