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Cricket Australia denies Tait spot-fixing

Cricket Australia (CA) has defended paceman Shaun Tait against claims that he was involved in the recent sport-fixing scandal that has come to light in the Indian Premier League.

All five Australian Rajasthan Royals players will be questioned by police following allegations of spot-fixing in the team, and it was then suggested via social media that Tait was involved.

CA released a statement reading: "Shaun reiterated to CA that he had absolutely no involvement in any of the issues that are currently being investigated.

"CA is comfortable that Shaun is being appropriately supported in India and reminds those who have been speculating on the ongoing investigations to base their comments on known facts, not unsubstantiated rumour."

Indian Rajasthan Royals players Sri Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested yesterday on allegations of spot-fixing.