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Ashes fixed? Find out why

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Internet Desk: All the cricket fanatics are in a state of shock after a British newspaper claimed that it has exposed attempts of fixing in the Ashes during the third Test match between Australia and England.

A couple of bookies, which includes an Indian named “Mr Big”, allegedly offered to sell some important details of the match which could be used as bets to win huge amounts, The Sun reported.

Though none of the Australia or England players were charged for being involved in this matter.

The tabloid said their undercover reporters were asked for up to £140,000 ($187,000, 158,000 euros) to "spot fix" markets such as the exact amount of runs scored in an over.

"Before match. I will tell you this over, this runs and then you have to put all the bets on that over," one of the bookies was quoted as saying.

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Asked if it was a good source, he said: "Absolutely correct information."

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said the revelations were of "grave concern".

"We take all allegations of corruption seriously and welcome The Sun's offer to share this information," it said.

Cricket Australia said it took a zero-tolerance approach to anyone bringing the game into disrepute.

"The allegations raised by media outlets are of serious concern," it said in a statement ahead of the third Test starting Thursday in Perth, where England are battling to avoid going 3-0 down in the five-Test series.

"Cricket Australia will co-operate fully with any ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation."

It added that "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".

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