Trevor Bayliss decries Al Jazeera match-fixing allegations as 'outrageous'

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There are allegations that during the Test, some Australian batsmen scored at a rate specified by fixers to suit their betting, which isn't legal in India.

Particular sessions in all the three games were "scripted" by players in collusion with match fixers.

Mumbai: Ajinkya Rahane is an eternal optimist, who is ready to find a silver lining in everything, including his rejection from India's limited overs team.He believes that being overlooked for the limited overs leg of the United Kingdom tour will give him more time to do his homework for the big-ticket five-match Test series against England, starting August 1."It is important that you get time to prepare yourself and clarity is important, when you know that you are not in ODI squad and you just going to play Test matches in England. I will get good amount of time for the Afghanistan Test and after that for the England tour", Rahane told PTI on the sidelines of the CEAT Cricket Awards.

Root and his players will instead leave the situation to administrative experts. "All these things must be done before the ICC officials come in", he says but adds that there are ways to artificially change a pitch even during a Test match.

His business partner Gaurav Rajkumar speaks of a 10-day global T20 tournament that he is looking to devise under the aegis of the Dubai Cricket Council.

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"But I've been told there's nothing to worry about, and we've just got to concentrate on cricket and make sure we get ready for next week".

European Central Bank chief executive Tom Harrison confirmed that England's players have the board's full support on the matter.

"The limited information we have been given has been discussed with all the England players. They emphatically deny the allegations, have stated categorically that the claims are false and they have our full support".

TV channel Al Jazeera aired a documentary implicating the March 2017 Test, which ended in a draw.

Mustapha also called on SLC to initiate an independent investigation to determine the veracity of the allegations and to impose strict punishments on any employee or agent of Sri Lanka Cricket found to have been involved in the alleged incident.

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Cricket Australia have condemned the allegations from the Ranchi Test match as containing no "credible evidence" to implicate Australian cricketers, but said they will co-operate fully with the International Cricket Council anti-corruption unit investigation.

Musthapha said he was "saddened and dismayed" by the Al Jazeera documentary, Cricket's Match-Fixers and pledged to "rid cricket and all other sports of corruption".

"I would now urge the production team to provide us with all unedited and unseen evidence they are in possession of, to enable us to expedite a thorough investigation".

Alex Marshall, the head of the International Cricket Council´s anti-corruption unit, urged Al Jazeera to hand over its footage to investigators.

An ICC statement added: "A full investigation led by the ICC anti-corruption unit, working with full co-operation from all member countries identified in the programme, is now under way to examine each claim made".

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