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Complainant Name:
England and Wales Cricket Board

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian


The England and Wales Cricket Board (the ECB) complained to the Press Complaints Commission that, in an interview with the cricketer Michael Carberry, the newspaper had inaccurately suggested that the ECB's denial of Mr Carberry's request that it pay for his mother to accompany him on a recent Ashes tour was a sign of managerial insensitivity, or evidence that he had been treated differently to other players, in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


Whilst the newspaper did not accept a breach of the Code, the complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification, in print and online:

The Guardian would like to clarify that the England Test batsman Michael Carberry ("I'm disappointed the selectors haven't fronted up and spoken to me", Sport, Page 6, Tuesday 1 April) was not alone in not having family members flown in to Australia at the ECB's expense during last winter's ashes tour. Five other players were in a similar position and the arrangement was solely for players with wives or long-term partners.'

Date Published: 10/07/2014

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