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    "Australia's slow start in game one scrutinised"

    A FURIOUS Australian camp has slammed rumours they dabbled in spot-fixing as "ludicrous" amid fears the defending champions are being subjected to a malicious World Cup smear campaign.

    The Australians were rocked by damaging allegations today that the International Cricket Council had begun a secret probe into possible match irregularities arising from Australia's World Cup opening victory over Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad.

    The report, on an Indian newspaper website, claimed the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is privately investigating the match after questions were raised over the slow start by Australian openers Brad Haddin and Shane Watson.

    The opening pair scored just 28 in 11 overs and 53 in 15 overs in a match that Australia eventually won by 91 runs. The report said a slow scoring rate in the first two overs, when Australia had been 0-5, had been of particular concern to the ICC's corruption watchdog.
    Slow start in game one scutinised | Herald Sun

    Can't see anybody taking this seriously, thought it would be worth sharing though.
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    The report said a slow scoring rate in the first two overs, when Australia had been 0-5, had been of particular concern to the ICC's corruption watchdog.

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    Too busy investigating the tv thing to worry about something that's actually important, surely?

    I'd have thought India's bowling vs England was a lot more suspicious as an alarming example of under performing!
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    How the **** is 0/5 unusually slow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    How the **** is 0/5 unusually slow?
    It's Australia at the WC mate. We are always meant to be 0/34 through three overs.

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    A sad consequence of other stuff that's happened.

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    I'd rather they pour resources into investigating this than the idiotic dressing room thing.

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    Herald Sun in hysterical tabloid overreaction shocker.
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    If the ICC has seriously done this,

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    No issue with them having a look at the game. Just hoping they're launching the investigation with more evidence than the fact that Australia were 0/5 after 3.

    Edit: Lol, just realised it was 0/5 after two overs. Rolleyes.
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    I don't really mind that they're looking at this game. I very much doubt they'll find anything. I just hope they look at many games.

    I also wish it wasn't leaked to the media until there were real concerns, rather than minor suspicions.
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    Would be bloody ropeable if I was in the Australian camp and getting investigated for being 0/5 after two overs.
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