Dave Richardson, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Chief, on Sunday (November 22) stated that he was “not too suspicious” of the fourth One-Day Worldwide (ODI) between Pakistan and England in Sharjah, regardless of press studies that the match might have been fastened.
Day by day Mail, the British tabloid, alleged that the match performed on Tuesday (November 17) was beneath investigation by the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC over uncommon patterns of betting. The newspaper claimed the investigators have been tipped off earlier than the match that Pakistan would underneath-carry out within the recreation and that three run-outs, informal dismissals of batsmen and sloppy fielding have been suspicious.
Pakistan have been bowled out for 208 on a flat pitch, with skipper Azhar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Shoaib Malik run out and misplaced the match by six wickets as England took an unassailable 2-1 collection lead. Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s head coach, had rubbished allegations of fixing within the fast aftermath of the sport.
Richardson stated there was no cause to be suspicious because the odd run outs do occur in cricket. “Sure, there could possibly be odd events, there can be some unusual run outs. In truth, I’ve been run out on extra events than I care to recollect,” Richardson, who performed forty two Exams and 122 one-day worldwide for South Africa, informed BBC radio’s Check Match Particular on Sunday.
Richardson additionally praised Pakistan’s gamers for his or her vigilance and their reporting of suspicious gives, in current occasions. “Even Pakistan gamers themselves lately are reporting each strategy that appears to return their method and I would not be too suspicious,” he stated.
The ICC chief added that he wasgladwith the progress made on the struggle to weed out corruption from the sport.
“I’m fairly constructive about the place cricket is in the intervening time within the battle of maintaining cricket clear, the extent of schooling that the worldwide gamers undergo now,” he stated.