ICC Reveals Its Findings on Al Jazeera’s Match Fixing Claims

On 27 May 2018, the ICC concluded its report on Al Jazeera's documentary 'Cricket's Match Fixers.' No charges will be bought against one of the five code participants who featured in the program due to a lack of trustable facts, under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Three key aspects were covered by this thorough investigation: the program claims, the suspects that were part of it, and the collection of evidence by the program.

Two matches, including India v England in 2016 at Chennai, and India v Australia in 2017 at Ranchi, were allegedly fixed in the schedule. The ICC engaged four qualified betting and cricketing experts in examining the allegations to determine whether the playing passages highlighted in the software are in any way exceptional. All four concluded that the playing passages that were reportedly patched in the software were fully predictable and thus unpredictable as fixes.

The ICC Integrity Unit has interviewed all five Code participants who were featured in the curriculum but there is not enough evidence to charge depending on the usual thresholds applied in the code.

Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager Integrity, says: "We are pleased that there is no need for such behavior on cricket, but there is still ample evidence to uphold complaints against our participants. Alex Marshall is the head of the ICC. Alex Marshall says: There are basic shortcomings in some of the fields we studied in the arguments covered in this program, which make the claims unlikely and lacking in credibility, as shown by four experts.

"I would revisit the case if there is any additional substantial evidence. At present, though, I am comfortable with the investigation's outcome and the thoroughness."

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