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Pakistan Board chief hits out at reports of fixing

Pakistan has reacted strongly to the allegations that some matches in the team's one-day series against the West Indiea may have been fixed. Imtiaz Ahmad reports.

cricket Updated: Jul 30, 2013 02:22 IST
Imtiaz Ahmad
Imtiaz Ahmad
Hindustan Times
Pakistan Cricket Board

Pakistan has reacted strongly to the allegations that some matches in the team's one-day series against the West Indiea may have been fixed.

The interim chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi, termed the allegations that appeared in a British newspaper as "outrageous".

Sethi told a local TV channel that the PCB was in touch with the ICC and had insisted on an investigation. "I can't talk much on this but we did contact the team manager and he told us that a couple of days ago the newspaper people were phoning people to get the information."

The PCB chief hinted that the claims made by ‘The Mail' were more to tarnish the image of Pakistan and less for a proper investigation into the matter.

"If the paper was interested in getting to the bottom of the matter, they should have also mentioned that we, the PCB, are also asking for an investigation," he said, adding "but it seems they want to paint both the cricketers and cricket board in the same light."