ICC conclude investigation into Oval one-day match-fixing
October 13, 2010
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has completed its investigation into match-fixing allegations during the third one-day international between England and Pakistan and concluded there was “no compelling evidence to suspect individual players or support staff”.
The investigation was triggered by the Sun newspaper, abortion which claimed it had evidence showing bookmakers knew details of the Pakistan innings before the 17 September match had begun.
A statement from the ICC said: “Following extensive investigations into allegations about the one-day international between England and Pakistan at The Oval in London on 17 September, the ACSU has verified all the available information and concluded that there was no compelling evidence to suspect individual players or support staff.
“The investigation is now complete but if new and corroborating evidence comes to light then clearly the ACSU will re-open the matter.”
Pakistan won the match, and afterwards president of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ijaz Butt, accused England players of accepting money to lose it.
He withdrew his claims once the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) threatened him with legal action.