PCB bans umpire Nadeem Ghauri over spot-fixing

International umpire Nadeem Ghauri banned for four years after sting operation by an Indian television channel.


Afp April 13, 2013
Pakistani umpire Nadeem Ghauri. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket authorities Saturday banned international umpire Nadeem Ghauri for four years after a sting operation by an Indian television channel found him willing to spot-fix.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the ban for Ghauri, 50, a former international player, who officiated in five Tests, 43 one-day and four Twenty20 internationals.

Last October, India TV had carried out a sting operation through which they leveled corruption allegations on six umpires, including four from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka besides the Pakistan pair.

Subsequently, the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended the tainted umpires, as a result of which the PCB disallowed Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui from officiating in domestic cricket and formed a committee to investigate the matter.

COMMENTS (7)

Donga Bonga | 8 years ago | Reply

With all the technology capturing each and every move on the ground, how could an umpire get involved in spot fixing something without one or more players also getting involved? ET should publish more details on this news...

the Skunk | 8 years ago | Reply

@amna: Very correctly said and I totally agree with you.

@Zaid Hamid: No conspiracy at all, Sir. These are images that the electronic camera catches and preserves them on solid state. By carrying out replays like, "Stop, replay, back, fast forward," the actual photo(s) can be isolated from the whole. This is a marvel of videography. The point that is being made here is that if a government can loot and khasoot the country for five years, then the umpires are small fry.

Very good these umpires have been caught and punished. Salams

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