29 cricketers suspected in alleged fixing in IPL II: Reports

Updated: Sep 13, 2010, 18:47 PM IST

London: Twenty nine cricketers, including two Australians are suspected to be involved in spot-fixing at last year`s Indian Premier League in South Africa, a leading London newspaper claimed on Sunday.

According to a secret dossier compiled by the ICC`s anti-corruption and security unit, the list includes some high-profile names but nobody from England or Pakistan, whose players did not take part due to security issues, a newspaper claimed.

"Some betting patterns were very suspicious at IPL 2," the report said quoting a source.

Despite long-standing concerns about the integrity of the IPL -- whose commissioner Lalit Modi is suspended amid corruption allegations -- England players are expected to be available for the entirety of next year`s IPL for first time.

Three Pakistan players -- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir -- were suspended by the ICC for their alleged involvement in sport-fixing in the Lord Test and the trio returned home yesterday.