London: The UK Press Complaint Commission (PCC) has handed Yasir Hameed a victory of sorts by ordering the News of the World to take off from its website a video and story about the Pakistan opener in which he was seen discussing the fall-out from the Lord's spot-fixing scandal as well as an approach by a bookie in 2004.
However, the case is not yet concluded with the PCC unable to make a final ruling until the criminal trial involving Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt has been completed. "We have made clear to Mr Hameed that we are unable to continue our investigation at the moment, in light of the associated legal proceedings which, while they do not relate directly to Mr Hameed, are relevant to the matter," the PCC told ESPNcricinfo in a statement.
"The case is now on hold until the conclusion of the proceedings, at which time we will pursue the matter with the News of the World. The newspaper has removed the article from its website pending the outcome of our investigation. As such, the Commission has made no ruling at this point."