Pakistan cricket authorities have suspended two umpires, including one international, after they were found guilty of being willing to spot-fix in return for money, in a sting operation carried out by a private Indian TV channel.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has barred umpire Nadeem Ghauri from officiating in first-class matches following the recent sting operation carried out by an Indian television channel that eventually led to the suspension of all six umpires featuring in the video clip.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday suspended the six umpires caught in a TV sting, which alleged that they were willing to fix Twenty20 matches, pending the completion of an inquiry against them.
Implicated in the TV sting operation that claims to have exposed corruption by umpires, Pakistan`s Nadeem Ghauri is planning to take legal action against the channel after getting the subtle backing of his Cricket Board which has "decided against jumping to conclusions".
Umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who are at the centre of a match-fixing scandal have denied they were willing to fix matches, even as cricket authorities announced an urgent probe into the allegations aired by an Indian television channel.