|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.
The BCCI set up a three-man committee to tackle the problem of chucking at age-group and domestic cricket, and it has produced significant results in five years
The board's latest standoff with its players has had embarrassing consequences internationally, so any resolution now needs to be approached thoughtfully
What Australia have not done since returning a fractured unit from India is head back to Asia to play an Asian team. Two of their major weaknesses - handling spin and reverse swing - will be tested in the UAE by Pakistan
Stats highlights from the fourth ODI between India and West Indies in Dharamsala
The WICB statement should cool down emotions and allow all parties involved to take the next step forward
Players demanding that home pitches should be prepared to favour them don't realise it's a retaliatory business
ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over the preparation of all 16 Australia players ahead of the first Test, which starts in Dubai on Wednesday