Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
ICC had informed PCB about player-bookie nexus before sting Read more: ICC had infor
09-02-2010, 02:59 PM
Post: #1
ICC had informed PCB about player-bookie nexus before sting Read more: ICC had infor
KARACHI: The International Cricket Council had conveyed its apprehension to the PCB about the alleged nexus between some Pakistani players and suspected bookmakers even before the British tabloid came out with the spot-fixing scandal on August 28.

Well placed sources in the Board said that the ICC officials had a confidential discussion with PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt last month in which they conveyed their apprehensions about the possible links between players and bookies.

"The ICC passed on the information and some text messages to Butt which indicated that Pakistani players had been in touch with Mazhar Majeed even during the Twenty20 World Cup over spot-fixing issues," a source said.

He said immediately after the ICC conveyed its apprehension to the PCB that something might be going on in the Pakistan and England series that Butt rushed the board's legal advisor, Tafazzul Rizvi to meet with the ICC anti-corruption and security unit officials and the Pakistan High Commission in London.

" The News of the World came out later with its story but the ICC had already sounded off its suspicions to the PCB which also saw Butt leave again for England this month," the source stated.

Sources have indicated that one of the forensic evidences that the Scotland Yard detectives and ACSU officers are currently looking at in the latest spot-fixing scandal are text messages and audio recordings of telephone conversations that Mazhar had with some players during the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.

Scotland Yard detectives raided the Pakistan team hotel last Saturday night after the News of the World story came out and its reporter passed on the "evidence" that Test skipper Salman Butt, pace duo Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif and apparently some other players might have been involved in spot fixing during the Lord's Test against England.

Pakistan lost in the semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup to Australia from a strong winning position and left its supporters stunned and angry.

The source also said that apparently the Twenty20 and one-day captain, Shahid Afridi was also unhappy with the team's performance in some of the matches.

Read more: ICC had informed PCB about player-bookie nexus before sting - Top Stories - Cricket - Sports - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sport...z0yNAda5gs
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Motorways funds diverted to big bosses areas, PM informed Salman 0 4,249 07-19-2013 12:13 PM
Last Post: Salman
  Turkey key player in Punjab development: CM Salman 0 2,373 05-23-2012 11:28 AM
Last Post: Salman
  CDA-Bahria Town nexus: A tale of two enclaves Lahore_Real_Estate 0 2,609 07-22-2011 04:05 PM
Last Post: Lahore_Real_Estate
  Income tax returns non-filers' names to be removed from ATL: World Bank informed Lahore_Real_Estate 0 2,563 10-13-2010 12:50 PM
Last Post: Lahore_Real_Estate
  Pakistan match fixing claims: player's former girlfriend to meet ICC Lahore_Real_Estate 0 2,334 09-02-2010 03:00 PM
Last Post: Lahore_Real_Estate
  PTA issued policy guidelines to monitor web-sites: LHC informed Lahore_Real_Estate 0 2,240 06-16-2010 04:39 PM
Last Post: Lahore_Real_Estate
  Cricket: Player Power Crushed LRE 2 2,944 03-16-2010 10:23 PM
Last Post: LRE
  India concerned over China, Pak military 'nexus': Antony LahoreEstate 0 1,704 11-28-2009 03:20 AM
Last Post: LahoreEstate
  Lack of response to energy crisis disappoints US: Zardari informed by Holbrooke Naveed Yaseen 0 1,806 08-21-2009 06:15 AM
Last Post: Naveed Yaseen
  ‘Party leaders yet to read my book’: Jaswant Naveed Yaseen 0 1,905 08-20-2009 05:26 AM
Last Post: Naveed Yaseen
  Balochistan wants 250mmcfd of Iran gas for Gwadar: National Assembly informed Naveed Yaseen 0 1,679 08-08-2009 05:46 AM
Last Post: Naveed Yaseen
  Kayani informed Aitzaz about judges restoration decision during long march Naveed Yaseen 0 1,931 04-10-2009 08:58 AM
Last Post: Naveed Yaseen
  Israeli Tennis player Peer refused Dubai visa LahoreEstate 0 1,627 02-16-2009 08:33 AM
Last Post: LahoreEstate
  Lost credit cards Customer-merchandiser nexus deceiving banks LRE 0 1,675 12-13-2008 12:05 AM
Last Post: LRE
  Computer trained to ‘read’ mind images of words LRE 0 2,849 06-02-2008 10:42 PM
Last Post: LRE

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)