Dubai, Sept 14 - The International Cricket Council today took the highly unusual step of dismissing media speculation regarding the integrity of the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe between India, New Zealand and the hosts as totally 'inaccurate and without foundation'.
ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said in light of the wildly inaccurate media reports in the Indian media it was necessary to take this step to address the unfounded speculation.
"We do not normally comment on the operational activities of the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit but in light of the volume of utterly unfounded reports relating to the recent tri-series in Zimbabwe it is important to make it clear that there is no investigation being undertaken into this series," said Speed.
"It is disappointing to see such wild and unfounded accusations circulating in the media and we have taken the unusual step of commenting on this speculation as we do not wish the reputation of the sport, the teams or the players to be tarnished by utterly inaccurate media reports."
The ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit frequently travels to all ICC Full Member countries and travel plans to visit many of these countries, including India, are already in place. No details of these travel plans are publicly circulated and no comment will be made on the nature of the ICC ACSU's operations in these member countries.
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