Pakistan Cricket Board to probe fixing allegations in domestic T20 match

Former Test cricketer Basit Ali had alleged that a local T20 match between Sialkot Stallions and Karachi Dolphins was fixed. The charge has left Pakistan Cricket Board worried.

Updated: February 19, 2014 15:43 IST
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Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has formed a three-member fact finding committee to probe allegations made by former Test cricketer, Basit Ali that a fixed match was played in the just-concluded national T20 championship in Rawalpindi.

An official of the board said that the three-member committee would include security manager, Colonel Waseem, Shafiq Ahmed, who is GM domestic cricket and independent member, Ali Naqvi.

Basit had alleged that the match between Sialkot Stallions and Karachi Dolphins was fixed.

Karachi went on to win the low scoring match. Afterwards Sialkot captain, Shoaib Malik and his players made a public display of their anger with Basit's allegations by wearing black armbands in their next match of the tournament.

The Sialkot team also refused to take the field if Basit was on the commentary team for the match.

A reliable source said that PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi had taken the allegations seriously and pushed for the formation of the three member committee.

"The committee has to submit its report to chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmad within 15 days," the source said.

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