Allegedly, the batsmen had been instructed to score slowly in order to play into the hands of what the ‘illegal betting market was placing bets on’.

‘Together with the ICC, we are aware of the investigation by Al Jazeera into alleged corruption in cricket. Although not having been provided an opportunity to view the documentary or any raw footage, our long-standing position on these matters is that credible claims will be treated very seriously and fully investigated,’ said James Sutherland, CEO of Cricket Australia.

‘Cricket Australia will continue to fully co-operate with the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit in its review of the matter. Cricket Australia and the ICC take a zero-tolerance approach against anyone trying to compromise the integrity of the game.

‘We urge Al Jazeera to provide all unedited materials and any other evidence to the ICC investigation team, so, if appropriate, a full and thorough investigation can be conducted.