Match fixing sting: ICC denies allegations; backs the umpires involved
New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday came out strongly in support of its umpires against allegations made by a TV channel.
India TV had conducted a sting operation and alleged that umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka had agreed to fix T20 matches in return of money.
"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 ICC will not make any further comment on this issue," it concluded.
Indian news channel India TV had claimed that six umpires—Nadeem Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui from Pakistan, Bangladesh’s Nadir Shah and Sri Lankans Gamini Dissanayake, Maurice Winston and Sagara Gallage —had agreed to take money in exchange of providing basic information related to the game.
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