Fourth Pak player being probed in fixing scandal

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2010, 18:13 PM IST

London: A fourth Pakistani player was being probed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in connection with a betting scam that has rocked the cricket world, a media report claimed on Sunday.

The tabloid said the ICC, which has already charged tainted Pakistani trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir under its anti-corruption code, is probing a fourth player over "match-rigging" claims.

In a statement ahead of its publication tomorrow, the tabloid said it was "not naming this player for legal reasons".

Meanwhile, the tabloid quoted Pakistan`s batsman Yasir Hameed as saying that his teammates were fixing "almost every match".

He said: "They`ve been caught. Only the ones that get caught are branded crooks.”

"They were doing it (fixing) in almost every match. God knows what they were up to. Scotland Yard was after them for ages.”

"It makes me angry because I`m playing my best and they are trying to lose."

The three suspended Pakistan players face a staggering 23 ICC charges between them - each charge runs to six pages.

Speaking to a news channel, Hameed denied making any such allegations against his teammates.

He said he had discussed the issue with the team manager.

PTI

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