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Fourth Pakistan player being probed in spot-fixing scandal

A fourth Pakistani player was being probed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in connection with a betting scam that has rocked the cricket world, a media report claimed today.

cricket Updated: Sep 05, 2010 02:37 IST

A fourth Pakistani player was being probed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in connection with a betting scam that has rocked the cricket world, a media report claimed on Saturday.

The News of The World said the ICC, which has already charged tainted Pakistani trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir under its anti-corruption code, is probing a fourth player over "match-rigging" claims.

In a statement ahead of its publication tomorrow, the tabloid said it was "not naming this player for legal
reasons".

Meanwhile, the tabloid quoted Pakistan's batsman Yasir Hameed as saying that his teammates were fixing "almost every
match".

He said: "They've been caught. Only the ones that get caught are branded crooks.

"They were doing it (fixing) in almost every match. God knows what they were up to. Scotland Yard was after them
for ages.

"It makes me angry because I'm playing my best and they are trying to lose."

The three suspended Pakistan players face a staggering 23 ICC charges between them - each charge runs to six pages.