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Zardari dismayed over Pakistan cricket scandal

cricket Updated: Aug 29, 2010 21:43 IST

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President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday expressed disappointment at reports of a fresh match-fixing scandal involving some Pakistani cricketers and sought a report on the issue from the country’s cricket board.

Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said Zardari, who is also patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board, had
taken note of the reports and directed officials to keep him updated about developments and the status of any inquiry that may have been ordered or held in London.

PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt has been directed to immediately submit a preliminary report about the incident,
Babar said.

The scam was exposed by the tabloid News of the World, which reported that bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif delivered three deliberate no-balls in an ongoing Test against England in line with the predictions of alleged fixer Mazhar Majeed.

Majeed allegedly received 150,000 pounds from the tabloid's undercover reporters posing as members of a gambling