Cricket’s ruling body pours water on speculation before fourth Test.
The International Cricket Council has refuted claims they are looking into allegations of cheating by players in the current Ashes series.
The scandal has rocked the series mid-week after an Australian television claimed batsmen were using silicone on the edges of their bats to foot the Hot Spot technology used as part of the DRS.
However, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the original story was wrong and that no offcials were making an urgent flight to Durham to clear up the situation.
“These media reports are totally incorrect. Geoff Allardice is meeting with both teams and umpires to see how we can best use the DRS and the available technology going forward in the next two Test matches,” Richardson said.
“It has nothing to do with any players.”
The DRS has been a point of controversy for both sides but it has come to a head after Kevin Pietersen’s dismissal in the second innings at Old Trafford.
Pietersen was caught behind off the bowling of Peter Siddle, with the English batsman looking bemused before electing to review the decision.
While no evidence was forthcoming via Hot Spot that Pietersen edged the ball, the third umpire deemed there was enough sound evidence to uphold the on-field decision.