Australian cricket captain vouches for his side’s integrity.
Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has assured that none of his teammates have attempted to pull the wool over Hot Spot’s eyes.
The Ashes series has been hit with controversy after the third Test, with claims batsman in the series have used silicone tape on the edges of their bats to fool the infrared cameras
Kevin Pietersen has found himself in the eye of the storm in the lead-up to the fourth Test at Durham, after his contentious dismissal in the second innings at Old Trafford.
“I find the accusation quite funny,” Clarke said.
“I can’t talk for everybody but if it is the case we are talking about cheating, I tell you there is not one person in the Australian changerooms who is a cheat. That’s not the way we play cricket.
“I know no one is going to the extreme of saying ‘put this on your bat because it will help you beat Hot Spot’.”
”It’s hard for me to talk for other players but I’ve never heard any conversation about that in the Australian change room and I can guarantee you my bat manufacturer (doesn’t do that).”
There have been allegations in the past that batsmen has used Vaseline in a bit to achieve the same result.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted two years ago that an edge from the bat of former India player VVS Laxman was not picked up on hotspot due to Vaseline.
ICC officials are looking into the current allegations and are set to have a ruling made in time for the fourth Test of the series when Australia look to get on the board at Durham, trailing 2-0 overall.