CA has given clean chit to Pak players

Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 14:26 [IST]
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CA says Aussies won on merit

Sydney: Cricket Australia has declared that they have stopped investigating the Australia-Pakistan Sydney test after finding no evidence of match-fixing and said the Aussies won the game for playing better cricket.

The test which Pakistan lost match was under a scanner. Pakistan coaches then Initkhab Alam and Aqib Javed suspected match-fixing by their players, particularly stumper Kamran Akmal. Australia won by 36 runs in the Sydney Test despite conceding a 206-run first-innings deficit.

According to media reports, the ICC's Anti Corruption and Security Unit head Paul Condon, who was looking into the match-fixing claims, has given a clean chit to Pakistan.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland had sought information from the ICC when Condon revealed last week that they were investigating the Test.

"The ICC has replied, saying it has seen no evidence of match-fixing and that there is no current investigation of match-fixing," CA spokesman Peter Young was quoted as saying by 'The Australian'.

After the tour PCB had banned several players for infighting and their dismal show on the field.


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