Pakistan vows to keep fixing vigil during Champions Trophy in England

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf said strict measures would be in place when the team compete in the eight-nation Champions Trophy in June.

updated: April 26, 2013 19:05 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan vowed on Friday to keep its cricketers under a strict vigil in England during the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy to avoid any repeat of a 2010 spot-fixing scandal that resulted in bans and jail for three players.

An undercover reporter of the now defunct News of the World exposed former captain Salman Butt along with pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer in a scandal that shook the cricket world during Pakistan's tour of England.

The three players agreed to be part of deliberate no-balls at the Lord's Test against England in August 2010 in return for money in a deal brokered between the reporter and their agent Mazhar Majeed.

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