Indian bookies framed our players: Pak envoy
Published On: September 3, 2010 | Duration: 0 min, 50 sec
In a tiny room overlooking a shanty town, four men work a dozen or so phones, struggling to keep up with calls from Pakistanis placing illegal bets on a cricket match in England.
In a fresh development in the match-fixing scandal, Pakistan Cricket Board's legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi told NDTV that the undercover reporter posed as an agent who would get Hameed a deal and the meeting with the 'agent' took place in Nottingham.
Speaking to NDTV on the recent match-fixing issue, the Indian skipper says harsh decisions are the need of the hour and guilty players should be punished.
Pakistani opener Yasir Hameed told British Tabloid 'News of the World' in an interview that almost every match that Pakistan plays is fixed. He later denied giving any such interview and accused the tabloid of offering him money.
After the recent scandal, we debate whether Pakistan is trying to brush the issue under the carpet.
Spinner Harbhajan Singh has said that he does not feel sorry for the three Pakistani players if they are involved in match-fixing, as it gives a bad name to both the game and the cricketers.
In an exclusive chat with NDTV, ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has said that there is enough clinching evidence to charge the three Pakistani cricketers in the recent spot-fixing scandal.
Wajid Shamshul Hasan, the Pakistani High Commissioner to London, has accused the ICC of "playing to the gallery" by suspending the three Pakistani cricketers. The ICC has refuted the High Commissioner's charges, saying "there is no conspiracy against Pakistan".
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, however, have the right to appeal against the provisional suspension within the next 14 days.
Pakistan came out in defence with the High Commission saying that the players are innocent until they are proven guilty.
The three Pakistani cricketers accused of the no-ball conspiracy maintain they're innocent, said Wajid S Hasan, Pakistan High Commissioner in London. Indicating that he believes them, he added that the three men have voluntarily dropped out of the one-day series against England.
The three Pakistan cricketers, Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, at the centre of a global storm over spot-fixing allegations are dropped from the squad for the remainder of the tour of England.
The pressure is mounting on the Pakistan Cricket Board. Now, the country's federal investigative agency seems to have taken control. Its officials are already in London, all set to question the tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohd Asif and Mohd Amir on Thursday.
Haroon Lorgat, the Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), on Tuesday told British broadcaster Sky News from Dubai that he was "very determined to bring to book" anyone found guilty of corruption in cricket.
Pakistani captain Salman Butt and fast-pacers Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir are summoned to London by Scotland Yard in connection with the no-ball controversy that has erupted during the current England vs Pakistan series.
In this leaked video, Shahid Afridi testifies before the Pakistan Cricket Board inquiry committee that was set up after Pakistan's disastrous tour of Australia earlier this year. Afridi talks about negativity, but is there a veiled reference to match-fixing?
After the recent no-ball controversy, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has declared that more than 80 Pakistan cricket matches will be investigated for alleged corruption. They include a test match against Australia in Sydney earlier this year. Take a look.
A shocking video released by ‘News of the World' shows an alleged match fixer, Mazhar Majeed, passing a jacket with 10,000 pounds to cricketers Wahab Riaz and Umar Amin.
News of the World's reporter, undercover, paid 150,000 pounds to Mazhar Majeed who said he could prove that he's got a direct line to Pakistani cricketers.