Australian Test as good as one-day captain Michael Clarke pronounced Friday he was “100 percent confident” that no Australian cricketers were concerned in match-fixing.
His comments followed allegations done in a London justice this week implicating Australian players during a crime hearing of ex-Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt as good as quick bowler Mohammad Asif.
“Me personally, you have never been approached by anyone,” he pronounced upon his depart for South Africa for a three-match one-day array that kicks off upon Oct nineteen forward of Tests in Cape Town as good as Johannesburg in November.
“The players you have played with, I’m 100 percent assured they would never be concerned in that,” he combined upon a Cricket Australia website.
“It is not a Australian way. Never in my time have you gifted a review with anybody about any such things.”
He certified that a little Australian cricketers had been approached, though it had regularly been reported to a authorities.
“There has patently been a integrate of occasions where guys (in a team) have been approached as good as that has been reported to a group physical education instructor as good as to a International Cricket Council,” he said.
“So all a boys in a Australian group have been wakeful that it is function as good as that it is starting on.
“But, similar to you said, it has never concerned me as good as I’m really assured that it has never concerned any of a Australian players.”
The regulating claims emerged as Mazher Mahmood, a former investigations editor for Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of a World, gave justification during a hearing of Butt as good as Asif upon Tuesday.
In recordings played to Southwark Crown Court, an agent, Mazhar Majeed, purported that Australians, as good as a little of a greatest names in Pakistani cricket, were rebuilt to repair tools of matches.
Majeed claimed Australian players would repair “brackets”, a set duration of a compare upon that punters bet.
Cricket Australia arch James Sutherland has bloody a claims as baseless.
“These comments or allegations would crop up to be outlandish as good as were done by a chairman of indeterminate repute,” he pronounced this week. “These would crop up to be groundless allegations.”