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Four more named in spot-fixing

Karachi: Pakistan cricket on Tuesday plunged into fresh crisis with the bookie Mazhar Majeed revealing that four more players were involved in fixing international matches besides the suspended trio of Salman Butt, Mohd. Asif and Mohd.Amir.

Mazhar Majeed, the UK-based bookie who was at the centre of spot-fixing scandal three month ago, claimed that Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal and Imran Farhat were also on his payroll, helping him do spot-fixing.

The video aired by Geo News channel showed Majeed relaxing on a sofa set at his residence in the United Kingdom talking to a News of the World reporter about his contacts with Pakistan players and who are on board with him in his fixing business.

It is not clear about the date of the video footage but it seemed that it was during Pakistan's tour of England in August as Majeed talked about Salman Butt as captain.

In the new video, Mazhar, who posed as the agent for the Pakistan cricketers, is heard telling the undercover reporter who posed as a businessman interested in making money from spot-fixing that he had seven players on board with him.

The reporter as he settles down in the room asked Majeed, “So what is the latest.”

Majeed then proceeded to take the names of the suspended trio and four other players — Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and Wahab Riaz as the players who are on board with him. — PTI

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