Pakistan investigators to help Scotland Yard probe match-fixing
Pakistan investigators will be in London to examine allegations of the country's cricketers being involved in match-fixing in the fourth Test against England on Sunday.cricket Updated: Aug 30, 2010 21:12 IST
Pakistan investigators will be in London to examine allegations of the country's cricketers being involved in match-fixing in the fourth Test against England on Sunday.
The three members of Pakistan's highest law enforcement agency, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), will join Scotland Yard officers in the investigation. FIA will study claims that two players deliberately bowled no-balls during the final test against England at Lord's, BBC News reported.
Police have questioned four Pakistani players, who have also been questioned by detectives and the mobile phones of three of them confiscated.
Mohammad Amir bowled two of the three no-balls which led to the investigation, Mohammad Asif, bowled one on the first day of the Test at Lord's.
The match fixing controversy surfaced as an undercover News of the World reporter paid cricket agent Mazhar Majeed 150,000 pounds in return for exact details relating to play.
The team will now head to Taunton for a one-day warm up match against Somerset on Thursday, before the start of the limited overs series against England.
First Published: Aug 30, 2010 21:08 IST