Ashes 2013: Andrew Flintoff saddened by bat cheating claims

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is saddened by claims from the Australian media that England batsmen are using silicone bat tape to avoid edges being detected during the Ashes.

He describes the allegations as "far-fetched" and is worried that the claims are "accusing people of effectively cheating".

England batsman Kevin Pietersen refuted the allegations on Twitter as the teams prepare for the fourth Test at Durham, which starts on Friday. They lead the series 2-0.