‘Concerned’ PCB contacts ICC over fixing allegations: PCB official

Board planning to take legal action over claims made by the newspaper if proved wrong.

Fawad Hussain July 28, 2013
Claims made by the Daily Mail report over suspicious betting and scoring patterns have set alarms bells ringing. PHOTO: CRICINFO.

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has contacted the International Cricket Council (ICC) following allegations of fixing during the recent ODI series between Pakistan and the West Indies.

A PCB official said that the board was 'concerned' and was seeking information over claims made by the Daily Mail, asserting that ICC's Anti Corruption and Security Unit was set to investigate the third and the fifth game of the  five-match series.

“The board follows a zero tolerance policy for corruption,” the PCB official told The Express Tribune. “We are concerned over the reports and have contacted the ICC on the matter.”

The Daily Mail report had claimed that “concerns were raised, in particular, around the tied third match of the series played in St Lucia a week ago on Friday, as well as the final game.”

It also alleged that “unusually large sums of money [were] being wagered between innings on a tied result during the third ODI after the West Indies were set 230 to win from 50 overs.”

The PCB official did not rule out the possibility of a legal action on the claims made by the newspaper.

“If the report is proved wrong, we will mull over legal action against the media group,” the official said.

An official board version of the report will be released shortly while the ICC is also expected to issue a media release, said the PCB official.


Gaara | 10 years ago | Reply

What kind of sick thinking is that? Why are you blaming us when in fact it's your players who are facing these allegations? And IPL is not part of the international board, for them to worry about. If you don't like the idea how it's been played out, then you are free to stay away from it. Nobody is forcing you to watch ipl.

faizan | 10 years ago | Reply

british media just cant see pakistan rising up. icc should take an action against ipl as every body knows that it is full of fixing.pcb should take a strong action against british media and if pakistani players are innocent pcb should sue on british media

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