[caption id="attachment_684817" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Ashes-.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-684817" alt=" AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Ashes-.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday said there was no evidence of corruption during the third Ashes Test last December, contradicting claims made by a British tabloid following a sting operation. <p></p> <p></p>'The Sun' had reported that underground bookmakers from India had offered to sell undercover reporters from the newspaper information about spot-fixing in the Test between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a>, which was played in Perth from December 14-18. <p></p> <p></p>"I am satisfied that there is no evidence to suggest any match has been corrupted by the individuals in the investigation," ICC General Manager, Anti-Corruption, Alex Marshall said in a statement after the completion of its investigation. <p></p> <p></p>"... Nor is there any indication that any international players, administrators or coaches have been in contact with the alleged fixers. <p></p> <p></p>Before launching an investigation, the ICC has said it was taking the allegations "extremely seriously", though it had its doubts. <p></p> <p></p>Marshall said, "We have carried out an extensive global investigation with anti-corruption colleagues from Member countries based on the allegations in The Sun and the material they shared with us." <p></p> <p></p>Australia beat England by an innings and 41 runs in the third Test at the WACA ground in Perth.