19 Sep 2010

PCB says latest spot-fixing allegations unfounded

9:29 am on 19 September 2010

The Pakistan Cricket Board says fresh allegations of spot-fixing following Pakistan's third one-day international against England, appear to be false.

The International Cricket Council had announced it was investigating the match, after receiving information from a British newspaper alleging a suspicious scoring pattern in Pakistan's innings.

The ICC chief executive, Haroon Lorgat, said in a staement the governing body had launched a full inquiry into the match, but said they are not stating as fact that anything untoward has occurred.

But the PCB's legal adviser, Tafazzul Rizvi, says they don't believe the latest allegations, and feel, at this stage, the allegations appear unfounded.

Several Pakistani officials have criticised the ICC for making its investigation public before anything has been proven.

Pakistan won the third game in the five-match series by 23 runs.