9 Oct 2012

ICC to investigate spot-fixing charges in Asia

11:49 am on 9 October 2012

The International Cricket Council has launched an investigation into match-fixing allegations made by an Indian television channel against international umpires.

Footage screened on Indian television yesterday appeared to show umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka negotiating deals with under-cover reporters to spot-fix matches.

The channel showed footage of a sting operation carried out in July and August, involving Pakistan's Nadeem Ghauri and Nadir Shah of Bangladesh, both members of the ICC's international panel of umpires, and Sagara Gallage of Sri Lanka, agreeing to give favourable decisions in exchange for umpiring contracts and money.