MELBOURNE Ground authorities are satisfied the cricket fan who leaked details of England's bowling plans to the Australian ABC Radio did not take them from the dressing room.
The tourists had been concerned the plans, which were compiled by analyst Mark Garaway, had been taken from the dressing room despite having three full-time security staff permanently attached to the squad during this tour.
Once the leak became public when ABC read out the plans live on air, England launched an immediate investigation into how they were e-mailed to the radio station.
But security staff at the MCG confirmed they have spoken to the fan who has admitted sending the plans to ABC and are satisfied he did not obtain them by taking them from the dressing room.
The Melbourne Age newspaper quotes Nick Ruthry, who is described as a cricket enthusiast, as saying: "I found it on the ground in the members' area.
"I'd heard the ABC commentators saying they were wondering what the England plans were, so I thought I'd help them out - I only wanted to make sure Warney (Shane Warne) didn't cop one in the throat."
The plans included colour codes to remind bowlers of the height to bowl at the Australians, and suggested ways of getting them out, although with the way the Test match has finished, they obviously did the tourists very little good!
England were also making investigations into how their plans were leaked and were due to discuss the findings of the Ground's authorities .