Indian news broadcaster, India TV has once again shaken the cricket world by exposing match fixing between international umpires.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already commenced investigations into the allegations. Footage aired on India TV and seen by Reuters news agency appears to show umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka negotiating deals with under-cover reporters to spot-fix matches.
“The ICC and its relevant members have been made aware of the allegations made by India TV this evening and calls on the station to turnover any information which can assist the ICC’s urgent investigations into this matter,” the governing body said in a statement.
“The ICC re-iterates its zero-tolerance towards corruption whether alleged against players or officials. The ICC confirms that none of the umpires named were involved in any of the official games of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.”
In May, India TV ran a similar sting operation prompting the BCCI to ban one uncapped cricketer for life and hand out lesser punishments to four others for involvement in corruption in domestic cricket.
Extracts from Reuters