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Impotent ICC has failed to halt match-fixing: Imran

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2002, 17:22 [IST]
 
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Dhaka: Former Pakistan cricket superstar Imran Khan On Wednesday criticised international cricket's governing body for allegedly failing to solve match-fixing and umpiring problems.

"The ICC (International Cricket Council) could not solve the problems (of match- fixing and umpire issues) in a proper manner ... It is an impotent body," Khan told reporters in Dhaka. The former Pakistan captain warned match-fixing was still a major blight on the modern game, but admitted it was often difficult to prove. The international cricket world was last year rocked by a series of scandals, which ended the careers of several leading cricketers from South Africa, India and Pakistan. "I believe that there is match-fixing in cricket but it is very tough to prove unless there is instance like Hanse Cronje," he said, referring to the former South African cricket captain who admitted match-fixing activities. Khan was in Bangladesh accompanying his wife Jemima on a UNICEF child welfare project.

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