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ECB chairman Giles Clarke has contacted ICC president Sharad Pawar following allegations about the third ODI

Following a board meeting, held at noon today, ECB chairman Giles Clarke has written to Sharad Pawar, the president of the ICC, seeking assurances that the ICC does not have evidence which could result in either charges or suspension of players prior to the conclusion of the current NatWest Series.

No substantive evidence has been shared with the ECB or PCB at this stage.

The ECB board noted the ICC is not stating as fact that anything untoward has occurred, nor has yet been proven in relation to the third NatWest Series one-day international between England and Pakistan.

The ECB has received confirmation that no England players nor member of management are involved in any allegation linked with ACSU activities.

The ECB board reiterated its policy of zero tolerance and strongly supported a full investigation into such allegations.

Until the ICC substantiate that any allegations are correct no further action can be taken.