Taking a note of the allegations made by India TV that umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka agreed to fix Twenty20 matches in return for financial benefits, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said none of the umpires mentioned in the sting was involved in any of the official matches at the just concluded World Twenty20.
"The ICC and its relevant members have been made aware of the allegations made by India TV this evening and calls on the station to turnover any information which can assist the ICC’s urgent investigations into this matter," ICC said on its official website.
"The ICC re-iterates its zero-tolerance towards corruption whether alleged against players or officials. The ICC confirms that none of the umpires named were involved in any of the official games of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka," the governing body further said adding, "The ICC will not make any further comment on this issue."
Earlier on Monday, India TV named six umpires - Nadeem Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui from Pakistan, Bangladesh’s Nadir Shah and Sri Lankans Gamini Dissanayake, Maurice Winston and Sagara Gallage - who agreed to take money in exchange of providing basic information related to the game.