Asif's ex-girlfriend hands over 'proof' to ICC

Published: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 16:12 [IST]
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Veena hands over 'proof' to ICC

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif's ex-girlfriend, Veena Malik, has handed over "proof" of his alleged links with Indian bookies to the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit.

Hasan Raza, who is a top official of the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit for South Asia, met Malik at her residence in Lahore on Wednesday evening after she alleged that Asif was involved in match-fixing and she had "ample" proof of this.

"I handed over Asif's voice recordings with the bookie and some other related information to the ICC official," Malik told a TV news channel.

"From head to toe, Pakistani players and officials are involved in match-fixing. I had gone with Asif to Bangkok before Pakistan's tour of Australia. Asif told me he was offered USD 40,000 by an Indian bookie to under-perform in Australia but he demanded USD 200,000.

"The Pakistan Cricket Board had evidence of this but no action was taken against him," she said.

Asif, his fellow pacer Mohammad Aamer and Test captain Salman Butt are at the center of an alleged 'spot-fixing' scandal exposed by British tabloid 'News of the World'.

The tabloid had reported that it had paid 150,000 pounds to a fixer for three no-balls bowled by Asif and Aamer during a Test match against England.


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