Match-fixing scandal: ICC investigation terrible, says Ijaz Butt

Updated: 21 September 2010 16:32 IST

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has lashed out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the spot-fixing scandal.

New Delhi:

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has lashed out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the spot-fixing scandal.

In an interview in Dubai, Butt said the ICC's handling of the investigation was "terrible" and its chief executive, Haroon Lorgat, should be fired.

The ICC opened another investigation over the weekend into alleged Pakistani fixing on the tour with England, following claims that the scoring pattern in Pakistan's innings in last Friday's (17th September) one-day match was pre-arranged.

Earlier, the ICC had suspended three players over allegations that they were paid to deliberately bowl no-balls during the fourth test against England.

Meanwhile, relations between the PCB and their English counterparts are at an all-time low with the England Cricket Board announcing it will take legal action against Ijaz Butt for his remarks on Sunday about the England team's conduct in the third ODI at The Brit Insurance Oval.

But the PCB chairman in no mood to back down.

On Sunday, he had said there were talks in the bookies circles that some English players were paid enormous amounts of money to lose the third ODI against Pakistan. (Read: Spot-fixing: Butt points finger at England cricketers)

Topics : Cricket Haroon Lorgat
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