ICC eliminates any evidence of ODI fixed by Pak

Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 17:35 [IST]
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Pakistan cleared of match fixing charges

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stated no evidence was to be found concerning any type of corruption in the third one day international played between Pakistan and England last month.

The ICC after thorough investigation of the scoring patterns of the match at the Oval on Sept 17th has concluded that there was "no compelling evidence to suspect individual players or support staff".

"The investigation is now complete but if new and corroborating evidence comes to light then clearly the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit will re-open the matter," was stated in a statement issued by the ICC.

These investigations were termed to be completely different form the match fixing allegations which came into lime light during the Test series that saw the suspension of three Pakistani players.

The announcement by the ICC last month regarding the investigation of a "certain scoring pattern" during the Pakistan's win over England at the Oval, concluded with a result that the England players were free of any charges concerning corruption.

The ICC followed a report by The Sun newspaper,which claimed to have been made aware of the Pakistan's innings even before the first bowl of the match was bowled.

The issue got even more certain when the authorities tallied the scoring patterns of two suspected overs in the match which proved to be identically similar as the report.

Although the final outcome of the match was not believed to be fixed, the report by The Sun added.

The allegations came to spot light after the paper was notified of calls between Dubai based match fixer and a New Delhi bookmaker, The Sun stated.


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