Fall out from the Odumbe inquiry rumbles on

Match-fixing investigations resume in Kenya

Cricinfo staff

January 10, 2005

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Two International Cricket Council officials have returned to Kenya to continue their investigations regarding match-fixing in connection with the Maurice Odumbe inquiry.

The Kenya Cricket Association banned Kenya's former captain Odumbe for five years in August for having inappropriate contact with a bookmaker. And the ramifications of the evidence given by Katherine Maloney, Odumbe's estranged wife, continue. It was her testimony which proved so damning to Odumbe and prompted the current investigation. It is the second time that the officials, Martin Hawkins and Alan Peacock, have visited Nairobi after many of the 10 squad members from 1999 and 2000 declined to be questioned during their first visit in November.

"I can't go into details of the interview," the players' representative Allen Kosgey told the Reuters news agency on Monday. "All I can say is that the ICC investigators started investigating my clients which they will do throughout this week. They are interviewing two players per day and they should dispense with the exercise by the end of the week. I must add that the players and I are happy and satisfied with the line of interview. We are co-operating with how they are going about their business."

It is understood that the questions will centre on the LG Trophy which was held in Nairobi in 1999.

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