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3rd Pakistan-England ODI under scanner for match-fixing

London: The match-fixing scandal continues to get bigger in proportion and Pakistan remains at the center of it with reports now emerging that the ICC is investigating the team’s third ODI against England as it might have been rigged by ‘illegal betting syndicates in India and Dubai.’

British tabloid ‘The Sun’ claimed that the ICC ‘acted after its probe exposed evidence apparently showing that bookies knew details of Pakistan’s innings before the match even began.’

The latest revelations comes close on the heels of the spot-fixing scandal that led to the suspension of Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and the pace duo of Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif.

“The new investigation will center on suspicious scoring patterns in Pakistan’s innings and on two suspect overs during yesterday’s match at The Oval,” the report stated.

“Illegal bookies in India and Dubai apparently knew in advance what would happen so they could launch a betting coup. But ‘The Sun’s’ undercover team was able to pass details to ICC inspectors before the match began.”

According to the newspaper, the scoring pattern of the game matched with the ‘target that bookies had been told in advance by a fixer.’

“It is not thought that the overall result was fixed, only scoring rates in parts of Pakistan’s innings.”

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  1. As all of you know that some pakistani cricketers are involved in betting scams but ICC is handling the case on tht 3 players we all knows very well that pakistan cricket players are sure in this scandals so why we all waisting our time ? ICC dont be fool every one lets take decisions very fast ban the team for 5 years or more then only they come gud in future not only pakistan in near future any cricket playin nations do this show them stern action so tht noone will do lyk this i request sincerly to pcb chairman take back the players which we suggest
    INZAMAM UL HAQ (captain)
    SHAHID AFRIDI
    MOHAMMAD YOUSUF
    ABDUR RAZZAQ
    KAMRAN AKMAL(WK)
    SHOIAB MALIK
    YOUNUS KHAN
    SHOAIB AKTHAR
    AZHAR MEHMOOD
    RANA NAVEED
    UMAR GUL

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