18 Sep 2010

London police hand over file on spot-betting claims

11:00 am on 18 September 2010

A police file detailing evidence on claims that Pakistan cricketers accepted cash bribes to take part in spot-fixing during a match against England has been handed to prosecutors.

Scotland Yard says the Crown Prosecution Service will consider evidence that there was a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.

As part of the inquiry, detectives arrested businessman Mazhar Majeed, who is accused of accepting over 320 thousand dollars (STG150,000) to fix the actions of several players during a Test at Lord's.

Pakistani captain Salman Butt, and players Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aamer and Wahab Riaz have all been interviewed under caution.

They have been suspended by the International Cricket Council but deny any wrongdoing.

The police say while the file is being subjected to CPS consideration, their investigation continues.