England not involved in match fixing probe: ICC

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 20:38 PM IST

London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that no England player or manager is involved in the latest round of corruption allegations.

The ICC is probing alleged match fixing in the third one-day international between England and Pakistan played at The Oval on Friday.

Corruption claims have dogged Pakistan throughout their summer tour of England

The confirmation comes after it was claimed that a scoring pattern was prearranged in the England-Pakistan one-day international on Friday.

The ICC has launched an investigation into the accusations, carried by The Sun newspaper.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement: “A source informed The Sun newspaper that a certain scoring pattern would emerge during certain stages of the match. Broadly speaking, that information appeared to be correct.

“We therefore feel it is incumbent upon us to launch a full enquiry into this particular game although it is worth pointing out at this stage that we are not stating as fact that anything untoward has occurred. Only in the fullness of the investigation can that be established,” he added.

England lost Friday’s one-day international, but lead the series 2-1 with two games to play.

It is not believed the final result of match was fixed, The Sun reported, only certain parts of Pakistan’s innings.

ANI