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Pakistan cricket physique to probe after participant stories corruption

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A participant collaborating within the Nationwide T20 Cup stories an strategy from a suspected bookmaker throughout the match in Rawalpindi.

A participant collaborating in Pakistan’s Nationwide T20 Cup has reported an strategy from a suspected bookmaker throughout the match in Rawalpindi, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stated.

The PCB on Thursday stated its anti-corruption unit carried out investigations earlier than escalating the matter to the Federal Investigating Company (FIA) for enquiries.

“I’ve spoken with the participant to go with and thank him for following the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and reporting the strategy to the anti-corruption officer,” PCB director of anti-corruption and safety, Asif Mahmood, stated in a press release.

“It is a testomony of our common anti-corruption schooling classes in addition to the participant’s clear understanding of the Code and his obligations beneath such a scenario.”

The PCB didn’t establish the participant or give additional particulars.

“PCB as a accountable member of the Worldwide Cricket Council will proceed to maintain the sport’s administrative physique abreast of the progress in investigations as a part of our information-sharing strategy,” Mahmood stated.

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was banned in April for failing to report approaches to have interaction in corrupt practices earlier than this yr’s Pakistan Tremendous League Twenty20 competitors. His three-year ban was halved by an impartial adjudicator in July.

In February, ex-Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed was jailed for his position in a fixing scandal. He was banned for 10 years by an anti-corruption tribunal in 2018 for his half in a spot-fixing scandal that engulfed the Pakistan Tremendous League in 2017.

Three Pakistan gamers – Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir – had been jailed for his or her half in a spot-fixing scandal towards England in 2010.

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