New sting video shows cricketers meeting Majeed
London: More video footage which could implicate two new players of the Pakistan cricket team in allegations of corruption was released by British tabloid ‘News of the World’ on Sunday night.
The video shows arrested bookie Mazhar Majeed taking cash from the undercover reporter of the tabloid and putting it in a jacket.
Majeed is seen telling the undercover reporter that he needs to pay 10,000 pounds in advance before Pakistani players could be introduced to him.
The reporter then gives Majeed 10,000 pounds and the two drive to a hotel where the Pakistani team is dining. He then introduces the reporter to two Pakistani players -- Umar Amin and Wahab Riaz.
The video concludes with Majeed giving the jacket to one of the players.
This is the second video released by the tabloid, which has created a storm by having Majeed reveal details of ‘spot-fixing’ by seven Pakistani players during the just-concluded Lord’s Test, which England won by an innings and 225 runs, in a sting operation.
Pakistan skipper Salman Butt and pacers Muhammed Asif and Muhammed Aamir have had their mobile phones confiscated and there are reports that the players whose names have cropped up in the scandal may have also had their passports taken by the police.