PCB Plans Internal Inquiry On Spot-Fixing Scandal: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to launch its own investigation into the fixing point scandal that led to prison sentences for three former international
Britain this week, President Zaka Ashraf said on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Ashraf said the first advice would expect a detailed report on the Court case in London before the Crown in order to identify those whose negligence allowed the controversy to occur.
“Our goal is to discover the circumstances and the negligence that led to the fixing point scandal that has hurt the image of Pakistan cricket,” he said.
“When the scandal that happened, we had our fight against corruption officers present with the team and want to know how it happened.”
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir received sentences ranging from six to 30 months on Thursday for his role in a plot inspired by the game of bowling deliberate no ball in the fourth Test against England in the last year of the Lord.
The three former internationals had already been banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a minimum of five years, when news of the plot was made public for the first time last September.
Ashraf, who took over as PCB chief last month, said he also would send a letter to the Court reiterated Pakistan’s support for the drive to combat corruption by the world governing body.
“PCB will not support the players that are involved in corruption or fixation. We want to ensure that the ICC will cooperate in any investigation initiated by them,” he said.
Media reports suggested the ICC anti-corruption and security unit could trigger further investigation in fixing allegations on the basis of the evidence before the Southwark Crown Court in the trial of the three players.
Ashraf said the PCB also requested the government to legislate a statute that makes fixing and corruption in cricket a criminal offense.