Pakistan's Embattled Cricket Team Were Embroiled In Allegations Of Match Fixing

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The World (NOTW) claimed he offered to bribe certain Pakistani bowlers in a Test match against England.Pakistan manager Yawar Saeed said Butt, Asif and Aamer had their mobile phones confiscated by authorities as part of the investigation. Pakistan's captain Salman Butt, bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif, and wicket keeper Kamran Akmal have all been questioned by Scotland Yard.

Cricket is immensely popular in Asia and betting on a wide range of aspects of the game beyond a match result possible. Pakistan team officials said that police have questioned team members over the scheme. The middleman alleged, according to the News of the World, that 'he had a total of seven corrupt cricketers in his pocket, all banking huge sums from bookies and betting syndicates.

This is a difficult situation for cricket and there are going to be some uncomfortable questions for the Pakistan team.They forfeited the final match at The Oval in south London, having refused to take the field after tea on the fourth day because they'd been penalised for ball tampering.Pakistan have been unable to play matches at home since an armed attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in March last year effectively turned the country into a 'no-go area' for international cricket.

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