Pakistan not involved in match-fixing: ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stopped inspecting the Australia-Pakistan Sydney Test since no evidence of match-fixing was found.

The Test, which Pakistan lost from an advantageous position, was under the scanner as the then coaches Initkhab Alam and Aaqib Javed alleged match-fixing by their players, particularly stumper Kamran Akmal.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland had sought information from the ICC when Condon revealed last week that they were investigating the Test.

“The ICC has replied, saying it has seen no proof of match-fixing and that there is no present investigation of match- fixing,” quoted CA spokesman Peter Young as saying.

“Haroon Lorgat has assured James Sutherland that Australia won the match on its merits. Lord Condon found evidence of a demoralized team and warned that cricket authorities needed to be extra vigilant,” Young added.

The ICC’s Anti Corruption and Security Unit head Paul Condon, who was looking into the match-fixing claims, has given a clean chit to Pakistan.

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