ICC inquire Pak show in Australia

Published: Friday, May 21, 2010, 12:13 [IST]
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ICC inquire Pak show Down Under

London: The ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit(ASUC) confirmed they had been conducting an ongoing investigation into the Pakistani team's performances Down Under.

Pakistan displayed a lopsided performance where they failed to win even a single match in their two-month tour in Australia. Pakistan lost every match on tour.
Three Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 contest. Australia won by 36 runs in the Sydney Test despite conceding a 206-run first-innings deficit.

The whitewash prompted the PCB board to carry out an investigation. Former captains Younus Khan and Mohammad Yousuf were banned indefinitely after the tour.

However, the video leaked more than what the Pakistani players performed on the field. The tape showed there was complete distrust between some of the players
and officials in the board.

ACSU chairman Lord Paul Condon revealed the ICC had already been investigating the tour themselves, with the aid of the PCB.

"It is a match and series that worried us, we spent a lot of time talking to the players and PCB. The challenge is finding where is the solid fact," he quoted to BBC network.

"The dysfunctionality in the dressing room led to players not performing well, to maybe players potentially under performing deliberately," he added

Condon has spent 10 years as ACSU chairman and will hand over to Sir Ronnie Flanagan, the former Northern Ireland police chief, when he retires at the end of


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