Australia captain Clarke denies match-fixing
Australian test and one-day captain Michael Clarke has hit back at accusations that Australian players were involved in a match-fixing scandal, which were made during a corruption trial for two former players.
Pakistani ex-captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif are on trial for corruption facing match-fixing accusations of their own. During the trial, testimony was given by sports agent Mazhar Majeed, who is also facing accusations of his own. Majeed claimed that Australian players were the "the biggest" culprits when it came to the dishonest play.
But Clarke denied the accusations completely in comments made to the Cricket Australia website.
"The players I have played with, I'm 100 percent confident they would never be involved in that," he added on the Cricket Australia website. "It is not the Australian way. Never in my time have I experienced a conversation with anybody about any such things."
Clarke admitted that players had been approached by those hoping to fix matches. However, he said that it has never taken place and that any incidents were always reported to Cricket Australia and the ICC.
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