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ICC seeks evidence from Al Jazeera
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DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Al Jazeera to share evidence that would help the governing body further investigate corruption in the sport after the news organisation aired a documentary on the matter last weekend.

Summary

  • CORRUPTION PROBE ICC seeks evidence from Al JazeeraAg ReutersDUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Al Jazeera to share evidence that would help the governing body further investigate corruption in the sport after the news organisation aired a documentary on the matter last weekend.
  • The ICC launched a probe after the “Cricket’s Match Fixers” programme showed a groundsman agreeing to tailor pitches for Test matches involving leading teams.
  • “I ask Al Jazeera to release to us all the material they have relating to corruption in cricket,” ICC CEO David Richardson said in a statement on Friday.
  • It also alleged incidents of spot-fixing in a Chennai match between England and India in December 2016 and the Australia-India Test in Ranchi in March 2017.
  • Pakistani trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, who is back playing for the national team, were part of a gambling-inspired plot to bowl no-balls at pre-arranged times during a Test match against England at Lord’s in August 2010.


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