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“The committee concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support the allegation of unfair play”
The three-man committee created by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to investigate whether match-fixing had occurred during a Faysal Bank T20 Cup match between Sialkot Stallions and Karachi Dolphins on February 11, 2014, have announced that there is insufficient evidence to prove the match was fixed.
However, the committee noted that the case will be re-opened if any new evidence surfaces.
“The committee conducted a thorough investigation which involved hearings with former Test cricketer Basit Ali, Sialkot players, support staff and match officials,” the PCB said. “The committee concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support the allegation of unfair play. The committee was also of the view that in case of new evidence the matter should be re-examined.”
The committee consisted of Shafiq Ahmed, who is the general manager of domestic cricket operations, Wasim Ahmed Shahid, the PCB’s senior security and anti-corruption manager, and Ali Naqvi, who is an independent cricketer.