No evidence to prove ball-tampering claims: ICC

Sri Lanka's team management had expressed concerns over footage it believed shows paceman Peter Siddle tampering with the ball during the first innings of the Hobart Test.

updated: December 18, 2012 14:36 IST
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Hobart: The International Cricket Council has clarified that there were no evidence to suggest that the ball was tampered by the Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle during the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka which concluded in Hobart on Tuesday.

ICC Match Referee Chris Broad has issued a statement after the media reported incidents of ball tampering.

"The umpires frequently inspect the ball during play, and did so again after they had reviewed the video footage in question on Sunday. They found no evidence to suggest that the condition of the ball had been changed," he said in his statement.

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