Captain & Coach over match-fixing allegations: PCB

Published: Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 16:03 [IST]
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Pak in fresh match-fixing controversy

Pakistan cricket is in trouble again after the loss to New Zealand in the semifinal of ICC Champions Trophy 2009.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sacked Captain Younus Khan and Coach Intikhab Alam over the match-fixing allegations. It is said that Pakistani team fixed the matches against Australia and New Zealand.

In the semifinal against New Zealand, Younus Khan dropped a sitter, offered by Grant Elliot, while Pakistan desperately needed a wicket at that point. Elliott was then batting on 42. He later went on to score an unbeaten 75 to take New Zealand into final.

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According to a report in the Ahmedabad Mirror, the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit would be having a good look at the Pakistan vs New Zealand match of October 3.

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Younis had admitted that his fractured finger was the reason the catch was dropped, but he said he wasn't worried about anything - perhaps hinting at the fact that reactions in his home country have always been extreme.

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However, though the paper said that officials are guarded in their reaction at this stage, the tapes of the Pakistan-New Zealand semi-final match are on their way to the anti-corruption unit offices.

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