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ICC rejects Salman’s response

LAHORE - The confrontation between suspended Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and the ICC took a serious turn after it was disclosed that the Butt had expressed his distrust in the ICC chief executive and the head of ICC Code of Conduct commission which will hear his appeal next month.
The Code of Conduct commission returned the reply filed by Butt's legal team and gave him 24 hours to submit a fresh reply or forgo his right of defence. It was revealed that in his reply, the

Salman submits response to ICC

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has filed a "comprehensive and hard-hitting" reply to the allegations of spot-fixing ahead of his International Cricket Council tribunal hearing in Doha, Qatar.
According to his lawyer, it was wrong to say that the beleaguered captain was handicapped by the composition of his legal team, which was suffering on account of there being 'too many cooks spoiling the broth'. The 26-year-old was provisionally suspended by the ICC along with

PCB seeks ICC nod for Akmal, Malik inclusion in World Cup...

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has sought permission from the International Cricket Council for the selection of former captain Shoaib Malik and wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal in the 2011 World Cup team and the likely chance is that the team's announcement would be delayed till the reply of the ICC.
It has been learnt that the PCB wants to include these two players in the World Cup as well as the ODI team for the New Zealand series and is waiting for the ICC response. Although

ICC records statements of Waqar, Afridi

LAHORE: The ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit has recorded the statements of Pakistan coach Waqar Younis, ODI captain Shahid Afridi and team's security manager Colonel Khawaja Najam as part of its evidence building process in the spot-fixing case. "The statements of these three Pakistan team members are part of the file of evidence prepared by the ICC against Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir," reports quoting sources said.
"The statements of the three players

ICC to hold Test C’ship in 2013

LAHORE: The International Cricket Council is eyeing June 2013 for the inaugural Test World Championship and will use current rankings to decide the four playoff spots, CEO Haroon Lorgat was quoted by Australian radio on Sunday.
The ICC has proposed a quadrennial tournament with the four best-performing teams to meet in the semi-finals before playing off for the world title in a bid to boost flagging interest in the longest form of the sport.
"I think the first possible

Previous verdict will not influence ICC tribunal: Lorgat

LAHORE: International Cricket Council Chief Executive Officer Haroon Lorgat has said the ICC tribunal hearing, scheduled in January, will not be influence by the appellate tribunal decision.
He said about the reservations of the lawyers of Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir over the fact that ICC code of conduct commission Chairman Michael Beloff would supervise the tribunal hearing that the hearing would be separate from the appellate tribunal held in October.
The lawyers have

Zulqarnain offers to help ICC eradicate ‘fixing’

LAHORE: Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider has offered to work with the International Cricket Council to eradicate the menace of match-fixing from the game. Haider said that any player involved in match-fixing should be banned for life and offered his complete help to end the corruption from cricket.
"If the International Cricket Council wants to eradicate corruption from the game, it should start tapping the telephonic conversations of suspected players and monitor their

ICC wants urgent solution on suspended Pakistan trio

DUBAI: The chief executive of cricket's governing body on Wednesday said an urgent solution would be sought in resolving the case of three Pakistani players who have been suspended for suspected spot-fixing.
Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer were provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last month following spot-fixing allegations. The suspensions, handed down by the Pakistan Cricket Board, followed allegations in the

ICC urges players to speak up

DUBAI: Cricket's governing body on Tuesday called for more co-operation from international cricketers after Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider fled the team hotel here claiming he had received death threats.
The 24-year-old Haider, who was here with the Pakistan team to play South Africa, Monday fled to London without telling the team management and Anti-corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) of the threats.
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ICC not against Pakistan: Mani

DUBAI: A former president of the ICC blamed Pakistan cricket authorities for the state of the game in the country and denied the ICC was picking on Pakistan.
"ICC is not against Pakistan, it's PCB which is against their cricket and has not sorted out their problems, forcing the ICC to take the matters in its hands," Pakistani Ehsan Mani told AFP.
"The way PCB is being run, it is only to protect the position of one person," said Mani, ICC president 2003-2006, without

Dormant PCB asks players to respect ICC

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a statement on Tuesday that the suspended trio need to show respect to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct.
An official of the Board stated that the parent body with consultation of its members suspended the cricketers and the players should follow the rules laid out by them.
Respect should be shown towards the ICC as they are operating within the rules. The PCB's response came a day after former captain

Spot-fixing hearing – ICC dismisses Pakistan cricketers’ appeal

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday rejected the appeals of Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Aamer against suspensions for spot-fixing.
The two, along with fast bowler Mohammad Asif, were provisionally suspended by the ICC over allegations they were involved in spot-fixing during Pakistan's summer tour of England.
All three appealed, but Asif later withdrew his application. ICC code of conduct commissioner Michael Beloff announced the

ICC not to investigate Sydney Test: Lorgat

The International Cricket Council will not re-investigate the Sydney Test between Australia and Pakistan despite being confronted with reports that it had knowledge of suspected match fixer Mazhar Majeed's ''activities'' during the game.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said the governing body did not have "sufficient evidence" to warn the Australian authorities about Majeed's activities during the January series. Australia won the Sydney Test after Pakistan

Raina involved in fixing, ICC and BCCI remain silent

A British newspaper has revealed that Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has had links with a bookmaker. A Sri Lankan security expert who was deputed to look after the security of the Indian team during their tour of Sri Lanka earlier this year exposed Raina's links to the bookies.
CCTV Cameras installed at the Indian team hotel showed that on more than one night Raina was in the company of a woman known to be an associate of a man allegedly linked to a bookmaker. A

Asif withdraws ICC suspension appeal

The International Cricket Council said on Friday that Pakistan's fast bowler Mohammad Asif had withdrawn his challenge to the provisional suspension handed down last month for alleged match-fixing.
Teammates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir have appealed against their own provisional suspensions and their hearings are still set for Dubai on 30 and 31 October.
"Mohammad Asif confirmed earlier today that he has withdrawn his challenge to the provisional suspension

ICC playing games with PCB: Tauqir

LAHORE: Former PCB chairman Lt Gen (r) Tauqir Zia has criticised the International Cricket Council of playing games with the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Talking to journalists, he stated that the ICC president is a seasoned politician and has been treating the PCB in a political manner. He also advised the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt not to resign at this point in time. He further said that he will not go to anybody or plead anyone for PCB's top slot but if his services were required, he

Problematic PCB: New rules written after ICC warning

LAHORE: Pakistan's cricket board said Monday it had drawn up a new players' code of conduct outlining stricter rules on corruption following sharp criticism from the sport's governing body.
Pakistani cricket has been rocked by allegations of spot-fixing during the national team's recent tour of England. The team's tour of Australia in March was also marred by disciplinary problems and match-fixing allegations.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) last Wednesday told the