No match fixing in England-Pakistan ODI: ICC

Updated: 13 October 2010 10:11 IST

The International Cricket Council ruled there was no evidence of corruption in the third One-Day International between Pakistan and England last month

No match fixing in England-Pakistan ODI: ICC

London:

The International Cricket Council ruled on Wednesday there was no evidence of corruption in the third One-Day International between Pakistan and England last month.

A statement from the ICC concluded there was "no compelling evidence to suspect individual players or support staff" following an investigation into scoring patterns of the match at the Oval on September 17.

"The investigation is now complete but if new and corroborating evidence comes to light then clearly the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit will re-open the matter," the statement said.

The investigation was separate from allegations of corruption levelled against Pakistan during the scandal-tainted Test series with England, which led to three players being suspended indefinitely.

The ICC last month announced it was probing an investigation into a "certain scoring pattern" that emerged during Pakistan's win over England at the Oval, later confirming England's players were not involved in the probe.

It followed a report by The Sun newspaper, which claimed to have been made aware of details of Pakistan's innings before the match had got under way.

The paper tipped off cricket authorities, who then watched as the scoring patterns in two suspect overs emerged as predicted, The Sun report said. The overall result of the match was not believed to be fixed, the report added.

According to The Sun, the allegations emerged after the paper was notified of calls between a Dubai-based match-fixer and a New Delhi bookmaker.

Topics : Cricket England Eoin Morgan Wahab Riaz Waqar Younis Shahid Afridi
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