Aamer Sohail, Sarfraz Nawaz blame ICC, IPL for match-fixing

Former Pakistan Test stars feel the anti-corruption units formed by the ICC and the Indian Premier League have been gross failures and equally at fault.

updated: May 23, 2013 20:03 IST
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Former Test stars Aamer Sohail and Sarfraz Nawaz have slammed the game's administrators for not doing enough to check match-fixing. Speaking to NDTV after the news of Asad Rauf's withdrawal from next month's Champions Trophy broke, the former Pakistan cricketers slammed the International Cricket Council and the Indian Premier League authorities for doing little to stop cheats.

Sohail and Sarfraz said the anti-corruption units at the ICC and BCCI were failures and they should be taken to task for failing to control those who doctored matches. Sarfraz even went to the extent of saying: "ICC ACU is also part of the gambling mafia and should resign."

Sarfarz slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board for "not being serious" on tackling the menace ever since a TV sting operation exposed two of its umpires allegedly for match-fixing. In April this year, the PCB suspended international umpire Nadeem Ghauri for four years for agreeing to "extend undue favours for material gain."

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