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More players involved in spot-fixing: Mazhar

Mazhar Majeed, the UK based bookie, today claimed that four more Pakistani players were involved in fixing international matches besides the suspended trio of Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir.

cricket Updated: Dec 01, 2010 01:38 IST

Mazhar Majeed, the UK based bookie who was at the centre of spot-fixing scandal three month back, today claimed that four more Pakistani players were involved in fixing international matches besides the suspended trio of Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir.

'Geo News' channel claimed today that they had received a fresh video recording of Mazhar Majeed in which he names Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal and Imran Farhat as the four other players on his payroll, helping him do spot fixing.

The channel reported that in the video Mazhar claimed that senior players like Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan and Abdul Razzaq were not involved in any corruption and were clean.

It quoted Mazhar as saying in the video that he only targetted the younger players as he planned for the future and did not concentrate on senior players.

International Cricket Council had provisionally suspended Butt, Asif and Aamir after a 'News of the World' sting expose showed Mazhar Majeed claiming that the trio were involved in spot-fixing in the fourth Test against England at Lords.Scotland Yard is also investigating the NOTW video.

Trio to be charged under corruption law: Report
London: Pakistani trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif, who were suspended by the ICC for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing, are likely to be charged under a 104-year-old corruption law after a landmark ruling by the Attorney General, a report claimed.

'The Telegraph' said, quoting legal and police sources, that "there is a strong appetite to prosecute Butt, Asif and Amir under the corruption law.