ICC/PCB likely to suspend four Pakistan players

Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 11:28 [IST]
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ICC may suspend four Pakistan players

The ICC and PCB is considering suspension of four Pakistan players from the rest of the England tour according to media reports.

The move came even as ICC President Sharad Pawar said the world's cricket governing body will take "ruthless actions" if any player is found guilty in the scandal in the Lord's Test match.

The officials of the International Cricket Council and the Pakistan Cricket Board are understood to be considering short-term measures against the accused Pakistan players and this includes suspending Mohammad Aamir, Mohammad Asif, Kamran Akmal and captain Salman Butt from the rest of their tour of England, Daily Mail reported on its Mail Online service.

Pakistan are scheduled to face England in two T20 matches and then five NatWest Series matches over the next three weeks.

ICC president Sharad Pawar has ruled out taking action until after the police investigation but later added "If, unfortunately, there is a truth (in the allegations), then ruthless actions will be taken," he told reporters in Mumbai.

"I am absolutely confident that both boards - English and Pakistani - will never encourage or protect anybody who has done a wrong thing," he added.


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