Lorgat to meet PCB chief tomorrow in London

Islamabad: ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat will meet PCB chairman Ijaz Butt in London tomorrow in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal which rocked world cricket recently.

Lorgat told Geo News channel that there is a "zero tolerance" policy for corruption in cricket and any player involved in wrong-doing will be strictly punished.

He said it was not possible to say at this juncture what action will be taken against any player involved in match-fixing.

"It would be premature to say what action will be taken," he added.

Corruption in cricket will not be tolerated under any circumstances. However, many players are innocent and all are not involved in match-fixing, he said.

The ICC Chief said the world body was expecting that the investigation would be over by the weekend.

"We`re busy with the Metropolitan Police and hopefully before the weekend arrives we can get to some sort of a conclusion, but this is a live issue which moves with the hour, every hour and it`s an individual`s right that you`re innocent until proven guilty," he said.

"At the moment, it is also appropriate that the game continues. We shouldn`t let everyone suffer because of a couple of individuals that might have got caught up in corrupt practices. The vast majority of players are not guilty of any such behaviour. They play the sport in the right spirit, and there are many fans who want to watch the game," he said.

Pakistan`s tainted trio of Test captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif were today barred from practice and summoned to face PCB`s internal inquiry at the High Commission in London.


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