29 Aug 2010

man arrested in connection with cricket betting scam

2:09 pm on 29 August 2010

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged cricket betting scam centred on the current Test between Pakistan and England at Lord's.

The News of the World claims it gave 330 thousand dollars to a middleman who gave information about three pre-arranged "no balls" during the match.

Scotland Yard says a 35-year-old man is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.

Pakistan and England said the game will resume tonight as planned.

A joint statement issued by the International Cricket Council, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Pakistan Cricket Board says no players nor team officials has been arrested in relation to this incident and the fourth Test match will continue as scheduled.

The statement says there is no suggestion that the result of the match has been in any way fixed.

The News of the World alleges that Pakistani players were secretly paid to deliberately bowl "no-balls" during the Test.