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Shahid Afridi apologizes for fixing controversy

cricket Updated: Sep 04, 2010 23:46 IST
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The captain of Pakistan's limited overs teams has apologized to cricket fans for the controversy that erupted after three of his teammates were accused of fixing.

Cricket's ruling body has called the allegations the most serious to hit the sport for a decade and suspended Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir while they are investigated under the sport's anti-corruption code.

Shahid Afridi is leading the team for its two Twenty20 and five one-day matches against England and says "on behalf of these boys ... I want to say sorry to all cricket lovers and all cricketing nations."

The trio were released without criminal charge after being questioned by police but could be banned from cricket for life if found guilty.