10 Sep 2010

Riaz to be questioned by police

6:57 am on 10 September 2010

The Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz will be questioned by British police next week in relation to allegations of corruption.

The 25-year-old made his debut in The Oval Test against England and also played in the match at Lord's.

Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have already given police statements.

They have been accused of spot fixing during the Test series but have not been charged by the police and are expected to return to Pakistan.

However, the trio have been charged and provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

The allegations first appeared on 29 August in the News of the World newspaper, which accused skipper Salman Butt, Asif and Amir of accepting money in return for bowling deliberate no-balls.

Riaz took 5 for 63 in the first innings of his debut and claimed seven wickets in total in his two Test matches, bowling seven wides and 13 no-balls.

PCB chairman Ijaz Butt says they've arranged for his interview as they will continue to co-operate and they want to get to the bottom of the matter.

Meanwhile, the ICC has informed wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal that he is under investigation in relation to Pakistan's matches at the ICC World Twenty20 tournament, which took place in the West Indies in April and May.