Fixing allegations 'of serious concern' to Cricket Australia
Cricket Australia has said it will cooperate fully with any anti-corruption investigation following the publication of a media report regarding alleged attempts to fix an Ashes Test.
The Sun this week claimed its undercover reporters had been offered the opportunity to purchase details of supposed rigged periods of play in the third Test in Perth.
The International Cricket Council (ICC), which is reported to be investigating the matter, was quoted by the newspaper as saying: "We take all allegations of corruption seriously and welcome The Sun's offer to share this information."
And cricket's governing body in Australia has also expressed its desire to examine the report.
"The allegations raised by media outlets are of serious concern," a CA statement read.
"Cricket Australia takes a zero-tolerance approach against anybody trying to bring the game into disrepute.
"Cricket Australia will co-operate fully with any ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation.
"Australian cricket has a long-standing, proactive approach to sports integrity management and Cricket Australia has a dedicated Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) to prevent corruption within Australian domestic competitions, including the BBL [Big Bash League].
"In addition to this, all players participating in CA sanctioned competitions, including the BBL, are required to complete an anti-corruption education session before they can compete.
"CA works closely with the ICC ACU on all international fixtures played in Australia.
"Players are able to report any suspicions they have on a confidential basis and in the past there has been a strong Australian player culture to do so."
A spokesperson for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was quoted by Fox Sports as saying: "ECB work closely with the ICC and their Anti-Corruption Unit to protect the integrity of the international game. We are aware of these allegations and there is no suggestion that any of the England team is involved in any way."
Australia lead the five-match series 2-0 following victories in Brisbane and Adelaide.