Spot-fixing speculation against OZ created by Indian media
"I do not believe for one minute that any Australian player is involved in spot-fixing – there is more chance of George Bush and Osama bin Laden having dinner with Elvis at Gracelands. I do believe, however, that this is an unwanted distraction created by the Indian media to try and throw the Australians off their game," Clark wrote in a column for the `Sydney Morning Herald`.
There were reports that Australia`s slow batting in the match against Zimbabwe was investigated by the ICC`s anti-corruption unit. Clark said the ICC only fuelled the speculation by giving just a "no comments" response.
"Maybe this is the conspiracy theorist coming out in me, but, having toured that part of the world, I understand how much winning the World Cup means not only to the Indian team but to the nation," he said.
"It was pleasing to see Australia`s team manager, Steve Bernard, come out and rubbish these claims but disappointing to hear the ICC provide an inadequate response by offering only a `no comment`.
"Is it asking for too much for the ICC to offer a meaningful comment? Is it too much to ask that the game be presided over by a governing body that is capable of acting professionally?" he added.