Thatscricket - News - Mark Waugh may name other cricketers in fixing

Published: Thursday, January 25, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Sydney, Jan 25 - Australian cricketer Mark Waugh may name otherinternational cricketers and bookmakers involved in the cricket match-fixing scandal in his interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Australian Cricket Board (ACB) anti-corruption investigators.Though the time and venue for the meeting is yet to be fixed, Waugh'sagreeing to talk to ICC and ACB investigators has averted the crisis looming over Australian cricket for the time being.The embattled star batsman is facing allegations that he acceptedAustralian $ 36,000 from an illegal Indian bookmaker seven years ago to provide "pitch and weather" information.ICC and ACB investigators' questions, it is believed, have lot to do with India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) report made public in November last year. The CBI report was, basically, based on deposition of a Delhi-based illegal bookmaker Mukesh Kumar Gupta.Speed told reporters he was surprised at reports that Waugh and hismanagement were angered by the ACB decision to publish its letter to himthat threatened suspension if he insisted on not appearing before theinvestigating team.Waugh's legal team had earlier informed ACB that the batsman did not intend to appear before the cricket corruption investigators triggering a wave of severe criticism from the media and cricketing public in Australia.India Abroad News Service

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