London: England star Alec Stewart will meet anti-corruption chief Paul Condon to discuss cricket match-fixing allegations at the conclusion of the current One-day series, the player's lawyer said on Sunday.Responding to newspaper reports, which said Condon's Anti-Corruption Unit was frustrated at its inability to arrange a convenient date to interview Stewart, lawyer Gerrard Tyrell said a date would be finalised on Monday.
"Lord Condon will be meeting with Alec to discuss these matters further after the end of the current One-day series. The exact date of the meeting is to be fixed on Monday," Tyrell told the Press Association."He (Stewart) was asked in January to speak to Lord Condon and did so. He was told that he was looking into the allegations and would like to talk to Alec and it was agreed that they would meet at some point in the future.
"Prior to that meeting Lord Condon was asked to explain various issues relating to his inquiry but most importantly was asked for copies of any evidence that existed relating to the allegations."These allegations were made by the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) key source, bookmaker Mukesh Gupta and according to Tyrell the required documentation reached him last week, after Stewart had requested further information back in May.
"During the course of last week, Lord Condon responded by sending what appears to be a copy of a document detailing comments allegedly made by Mr Gupta about a range of individuals," added Tyrrell. "It does, however, add nothing more to the allegations made against Alec which have already been published. As we understand the position, this remains the only so-called evidence that exists after months of enquiries."
Stewart is currently captaining England in Sunday's triangular series One-day International against Pakistan at Headingley. The News of the World reported on Sunday that Condon, who has wanted to meet Stewart for some time to discuss allegations that the England wicket-keeper batsman had taken 5,000 Pounds from an Indian bookmaker during a 1993 tour, had been frustrated by the failure to arrange a meeting.