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Match-fixing row: Yasir Hameed summoned to Pak High Commission

cricket Updated: Sep 06, 2010 01:00 IST

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Yasir Hameed, who has made damning revelations about match fixing involving Pakistan team, was on Sunday summoned to the country's High Commission in London.

Yasir reached the High Commission in the afternoon and met the High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan and Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ijaz Butt.

He is in the eye of a storm after his video interview was released by the British tabloid 'News of the World' and in it
he was seen and heard making various allegations that many Pakistani players regularly fix matches.

Yasir has, however, denied the interview and tried to take damage control steps insisting the newspaper had cheated
with him.

"I never knew they were recording anything. This guy came to me to talk about a bat sticker sponsorship deal. He started talking about the 'News of the World' stories and I just repeated them. I had general discussion with him," Yasir

The batsman, who played in the last two Tests against England, said the newspaper had called up his brother and offered him large sum of money and even British passport if they do not deny the interview.

Sources close to the batsman said the Pakistan High Commission and PCB wanted to see what legal steps Yasir could
take to seek damages against the newspaper.