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Foreigners have only been named: CBI

Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has quoted bookies as alleging that former West Indies captain Brian Lara, ex-Pakistani skipper Salim Malik, world's leading opener Mark Waugh and deposed South African captain Hansie Cronje are among the seven foreign cricketers, who are involved in the global match-fixing syndicate.The remaining three cricketers are suspected to be from Australia, West Indies and England. A day after the CBI submitted its 162-page inquiry report into the match-fixing and betting scandal in Indian cricket in which at least five top cricketing personalities have been found to be involved, the agency sources on Tuesday confirmed that the seven foreigners do figure in the report. Their names were mentioned by bookies during interrogation.

The sources, however, clarified that the premier investigation agency, had not investigated the case against any of these foreign cricketers as it was directed to conduct the inquiry only about Indian players and the possibility of match-fixing and betting in the country.''The names of the foreign cricketers do figure in the report. But they have been cited by bookies. CBI has not investigated the case against them,'' agency sources told UNI.''We could not have carried out investigation against them as our brief only confined to the mess in the country and the involvement of Indian people in it,'' they said.UNI

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