Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday dismissed a claim in a British newspaper that Indian bookmakers were fixing the results of English County games and overseas fixtures, and that they were using a Bollywood actress as a honeytrap to recruit players from countries.
The chief executive of the sport's world governing body, Haroon Lorgat, described a report in Britain's Sunday Times that it was probing last year's World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan as baseless and misleading.
The ICC also dismissed the claim that it was investigating the semi-final, asserting that the Indo-Pak clash was clean.
The ICC has no reason or evidence to require an investigation into this match, he said in an emailed statement to media. It is indeed sad for spurious claims to be made, which only serve to cause doubt on the semi-final of one of the most successful ICC Cricket World Cups ever....more
08:55 PM, May 02, 2008