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Pak-Aus Test at Lord�s fixed: Report

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MELBOURNE, Sept 21 (PTI): Scandal-prone Pakistan team�s alleged involvement in match-fixing seems to be getting bigger in proportion as reports today claimed that their 150-run loss against Australia at Lord�s in July is under investigation by the ICC.

A report in the �Sydney Morning Herald� claimed that ICC is investigating on the possibility of match-fixing in the first of the two-match Test series at Lord�s from July 13.

The latest allegation of fixing in a Test match between Australia and Pakistan is a heavy blow after claims that January�s Sydney Test between the two sides was also fixed.

�The ICC is investigating the possibility that there are two separate groups of corrupt Pakistani cricketers who are aligned to different illegal bookmakers.

�Cricket Australia has not been informed that the Lord�s Test in July is also under ICC investigation, but that is standard practice under the anti-corruption unit�s secretive investigative methods,� the report claimed.

�The ICC has an independent process, and Cricket Australia has put a lot of faith in the ICC�s expertise and the processes of that expertise,� an unnamed CA spokesman was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

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Pak-Aus Test at Lord�s fixed: Report

MELBOURNE, Sept 21 (PTI): Scandal-prone Pakistan team�s alleged involvement in match-fixing seems to be getting bigger in proportion as reports today claimed that their 150-run loss against Australia at Lord�s in July is under investigation by the ICC.

A report in the �Sydney Morning Herald� claimed that ICC is investigating on the possibility of match-fixing in the first of the two-match Test series at Lord�s from July 13.

The latest allegation of fixing in a Test match between Australia and Pakistan is a heavy blow after claims that January�s Sydney Test between the two sides was also fixed.

�The ICC is investigating the possibility that there are two separate groups of corrupt Pakistani cricketers who are aligned to different illegal bookmakers.

�Cricket Australia has not been informed that the Lord�s Test in July is also under ICC investigation, but that is standard practice under the anti-corruption unit�s secretive investigative methods,� the report claimed.

�The ICC has an independent process, and Cricket Australia has put a lot of faith in the ICC�s expertise and the processes of that expertise,� an unnamed CA spokesman was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

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