The Ashes: Michael Clarke defends his players in Hot Spot controversy

According to reports, the International Cricket Council has also sent its director of cricket operations, Geoff Allardice, to Durham this week to talk to both the sides and clarify the confusion over the DRS. Michael Clarke, however, defended his team and said no player was using silicon tape for cheating the technology in any way.

updated: August 07, 2013 17:19 IST
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Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday backed his players, stating that none of his teammates have used silicone tapes on their bats to beat the controversial Decision Review System (DRS).

The DRS is in the news in the ongoing Ashes for all wrong reasons after concerns were raised following England batsman Kevin Pietersen's dismissal in the final innings of the third Test.

Pietersen was adjudged out after an edge was not picked up by Hotspot but was confirmed by 'Snicko' technology and other audio evidence.

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