Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pakistan Cricketers Arrests For Fixing Scam

Following the match-fixing scam (scandal), the Pakistan cricket team looks set for trouble after it was reported on Monday that large quantities of bank notes were found in the London hotel rooms of a few Pakistan cricketers in an attack by the Scotland Yard detectives and they could be under arrest on charges of corruption.

Officers also found large numbers of bank notes in the rooms of unknown players which exceeded the daily maintenance payment made to the cricketers by their employers. British newspaper The Independent reported on Monday: It is not known if these bank notes relate to the allegations.

The reporter stated: The police investigation, which led to officers confiscating the mobile phones of three Pakistan players including the team's captain Salman Butt in a late-night sweep on Saturday, raises the opportunity of members of an international cricket team being arrested and facing suit in Britain before the tourists leave after the final game of their summer tour on 22 September.

The Scotland Yard detectives on Sunday visited the Pakistan dressing room immediately after the third day's play in the fourth Test against England to question the players after the sting operation exposed 'spot-fixing'. They took statements from skipper Salman Butt, bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal for fixing scam and confiscated their mobile phones and passports, it has been reported.

In a smart operation carried out by The News of the World, bookie Majeed was caught on tape saying that pacers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif had bowled three deliberate no-balls by pre-arrangement on the opening day of the fourth Test against England last Thursday.

Majeed, who was arrested before being released on bail on Monday, also claimed that the result of the Sydney Test between Australia and Pakistan in January was also rigged.

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