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England players deny match-fixing claims

England players deny match-fixing claims
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The ECB releases a statement giving its full backing to its players and vehemently denying any involvement in a match-fixing scandal from December 2016.

The ECB has released a statement vehemently denying claims that its players were involved in match-fixing scandal in December 2016.

An Al Jazeera documentary contained allegations that an India-based member of a criminal syndicate fixed the results of matches and elements of other matches, including a December 2016 Test between England and India in Chennai.

However, ECB chief executive Tom Harrison has insisted that the players have the full backing of the board and called on Al Jazeera to provide evidence in order to allow a full investigation into the matter.

"There is nothing we have seen that would make us doubt any of our players in any way whatsoever," Harrison said in a statement.

"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. Neither ECB nor the ICC is aware of any credible evidence connecting any England players to any form of corruption.

"ECB had been aware of the planned Al Jazeera documentary for some time but have not been given the full content. There have been repeated requests for any evidence and unedited materials to be shared with the ICC so they can fully investigate.

"We, like other member boards, are disappointed that Al Jazeera have not been more co-operative and responsible when making such serious allegations. ECB has a regular dialogue with the ICC and its anti-corruption unit, fully supports its work and will continue to cooperate with their review."

England head coach Trevor Bayliss has also described the claims as "outrageous".

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