|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
September 17, 2010
Scotland Yard has said it has passed on to prosecutors an initial file of evidence on claims that Pakistan cricketers were involved in spot-fixing.
It said evidence that there was a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers will be considered by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
"The Metropolitan Police Service has today delivered an initial file of evidence relating to conspiracy to defraud bookmakers to the Crown Prosecution Service," a Scotland Yard spokesman said. "The file will now be subject to CPS consideration. This is an initial file and the Met investigation continues."
Four Pakistan players - Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz - have been questioned by the police, and the first three have been suspended by the ICC pending the investigation. Those three have returned to Pakistan following an agreement with Scotland Yard that they would return at any time for further questioning.
Butt, Asif and Amir have also replied to notices issued to them by the ICC after it felt they had a case to answer.
Scotland Yard's announcement comes a day after ICC president Sharad Pawar said the police investigation was "likely to end soon".
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010
Stats highlights from the first day of the second Test between Australia and India in Brisbane
Brisbane was hot and humid and the insides of the Gabba even more so. M Vijay battled the hostile conditions and a testing attack to make a memorable hundred
When Wasim Akram swung Pakistan to their first global title
A look at some of cricket's most memorable strokes - and their makers
It's just to say that while India don't stand a chance on normal bouncy pitches, the seaming tracks give their bowlers a chance to take 20 wickets
Stats preview of the second Test between India and Australia at the Gabba
He served the purpose of being the hero to Pietersen's antihero, but given his appalling one-day form, is it time to be disloyal and get rid of him?