Dubai: The International Cricket Council said Wednesday it has received a report from the Australia team management that a suspected bookie had approached one of their players in London and praised the cricketer for bringing the matter to notice.
"The ICC can confirm that its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) has received a report from the Australia team management concerning an approach to one of its players by a man suspected of links to illegal bookmaking," the ICC said in a statement here.
"There is no evidence of any illegal activity as a result of this approach, which took place following the second Test at Lord's in July, and the ICC would like to place on record its praise for the player approached and the Australia team management for reporting the issue," it said.
"Approaches to players do happen and it would be naive to assume otherwise; if they did not then there would be no need for the continuing existence of the ACSU.
"However, the ICC is confident that all approaches are being reported, it is proud of systems and education processes in place which have created a widespread culture of integrity among the world's top players and it is pleased those players have confidence in the ACSU to report such matters," the statement read.
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