London:The British tabloid, News of the World, has now revealed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating a fourth Pakistani cricket player in the spot-fixing controversy. They have said they will not name the fourth player because of legal implications. (See Pics:Pakistan cricket in a 'fix')
Opening batsman Yasir Hameed, it is reported, has said that some of his team-mates have been fixing 'almost every match' and that a player can be played as much as 20,000-25,000 pounds per no ball bowled. "It makes me angry that I'm trying my best and they are trying to lose," Hameed told the British tabloid whose earlier revelations have shocked the cricket world.
When contacted by NDTV, the ICC refused to comment on this latest expose by News of the World, and the ongoing investigations. (Read: Clinching evidence against Pak players: Lorgat | No conspiracy against Pakistan: ICC)
Pakistan cricket may be in for more trouble as The News Of The World says it will publish full details of the entire investigation, starting in January this year, including the transcripts of every meeting, conversation, email and text exchange.
The British tabloid also claims that the three players - Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif, Mohammed Amir - face a "staggering" 23 ICC charges between them and each charge runs to six pages. (Read: Pakistan's tainted trio released without charge)