Pakistan terms fixing claims as 'outrageous'
Pakistan's cricket chief yesterday termed fixing allegations over the team's one-day series against the West Indies as "outrageous" adding his board had insisted on a full investigation by the ICC.
British newspaper The Mail on Sunday had reported the series was under investigation by the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of world cricket’s governing body with experts identifying suspicious betting patterns.
“Concerns have been raised, in particular, around the tied third match of the series played in St Lucia a week ago on Friday, as well as the final game, which resulted in a last-ball win for Pakistan on Thursday,” the paper reported.
“These are outrageous claims and we have been in touch with the ICC and insist on investigation,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) interim chairman Najam Sethi told Pakistan’s Geo TV.