PCB ponders action against tabloid for fix reports

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2010, 14:51 PM IST

Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is considering legal action against a British tabloid after the International Cricket Council cleared its players of allegations of wrongdoing during a limited-overs international against England at The Oval.

PCB legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi told reporters on Tuesday that he is consulting lawyers in Britain regarding a possible defamation case on behalf of the players.

The International Cricket Council investigated information passed on by the tabloid, which suggested a scoring pattern in Pakistan`s innings was prearranged during the September match.

Rizvi said the PCB had considered legal action from day one "and now with ICC clearing the match, we are looking at the legal field".

Bureau Report