In the meantime, the ECB have announced they will be "working more closely with the ACSU
" although they have stopped short of employing the ICC's police force to provide full tournament protection for the domestic Twenty20 tournament, a service which cost IPL3 close to US$1.5m.
"Following its investigations, the ACSU
is satisfied there is absolutely no substance to the suggestions and that no evidence of any such contacts exists," said an ICC statement.
" The maximum benefit of education [ imparted by the ACU] has been that players are now fully aware [ of the pitfalls of corruption]," said the former ICC ACSU
General Manager and Chief Investigator.
Ever since reports in the British media suggested sometime back that the new power centre of India, Australia and England are contemplating to disband the ACSU
, the ICC had been at pains to defend the unit so often perceived as a white elephant by some.
This comes after a British report said the ACSU
, which does not have the powers of a law-enforcement agency, would be the first 'victim' of the restructuring of the ICC following a shake-up of the global governing body led by the 'Big Three'- India, Australia and England.
Australia report a bookmaker approach during the Ashes series in England to the ACSU
. 2010 The ACSU
have no reason to believe IPL3 is tainted by match-fixing.
"What can be said with certainty at this stage is that the investigation is on-going and that the ACSU
is continuing with its inquiries in order to establish these facts."
But there's one area where both the BCCI ACU and the ICC ACSU
Ravi Sawani, founder director of the BCCI ACU.
Richardson spoke in response to recent media coverage of investigations being carried out by the ACSU
, and also provided an insight into the review of the structures for combating corruption at international and domestic level within the sport, says a press release issued here.
A review into ACSU
's future would begin with a meeting in London this month.
Sir Ronnie Flannagan, the chairman of the ACSU
, is expected to address these concerns during the conference and give recommendations to ICC members on how to curb the dangers of corruption in cricket.
"In the affidavits, the players have sworn they have declared all relevant information about potential corruption or breaches of ICC rules to the ACSU
. Should any player be found to have concealed information or failed to declare anything that could help the ACSU
, they could then face heavy penalties including life bans," the daily quoted ICC sources as saying.