No conspiracy against Pakistan: ICC

ICC has strongly contested the accusations by the Pakistani High Commissioner that the entire spot fixing scandal is a controversy against Pakistan.

updated: September 03, 2010 13:52 IST
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New Delhi:

It's Pakistan vs the International Cricket Council (ICC) now in the spot-fixing controversy. The Pakistani High Commissioner to London, Wajid Shamshul Hasan, has accused the ICC of "playing to the gallery" by suspending the three Pakistani cricketers at the centre of a corruption controversy. The ICC has refuted the High Commissioner's charges, saying "there is no conspiracy against Pakistan." (See: Pak match-fixing scandal in pics)

Hasan has repeatedly expressed his support for the cricketers - Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, saying that he believes they are innocent. He said that the ICC's decision to suspend them before a police investigation is completed is unfair. Hasan also suggested that Sharad Pawar, who is the President of the ICC, seems to have influenced the suspension. (Watch: No conspiracy against Pakistan, says ICC)

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