SYDNEY: Cricket Australia has challenged Al-Jazeera to produce its evidence after the Qatar-based satellite news network warned of plans to air another documentary into alleged match fixing and corruption in the sport.
Al-Jazeera aired an investigative documentary earlier this year into corruption in cricket. The report included allegations of fixing involving Australian players from matches played in 2011.
Cricket Australia issued a statement saying it been notified by Al-Jazeera of the follow-up documentary. Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland said “the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit has been conducting a thorough investigation into the claims made, however, this has been hampered by a lack of cooperation from Al- Jazeera.
“We urge Al-Jazeera to provide all un-edited materials and any other evidence to the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit.”
Alistair Nicholson, the head of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, took a stronger stance saying “enough is enough when it comes to people making unsupported accusations that have the ability to unfairly tarnish players’ reputations.” -AP