The Ashes: England, Australia back DRS; ICC stick with Hot Spot for final two Tests

The International Cricket Council said that the performance of Hot Spot was discussed during the meetings with the two teams. "Some of the ideas that were suggested during the meetings could improve the system, and will be considered further by the ICC," ICC's General Manager Cricket, Geoff Allardice said.

updated: August 08, 2013 18:50 IST
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Chester-le-Street: Cricket's Hot Spot system will be used in the final two Tests of the ongoing Ashes series, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday, despite controversy over its use and cheating claims.

Australia's Channel Nine alleged on Wednesday that players in the current series between England and Australia were using the tape on their bats to avoid nicks being detected by the thermal imaging system.

The allegations prompted swift denials from both teams while the ICC said the claims were incorrect and it was not investigating any alleged attempts by players to cheat the technology, as reported.

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