PCB chief calls Pak fixing allegations in West Indies ODI series 'outrageous claims'

Karachi, July 30 (ANI): The interim chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi has termed the fixing allegations over the team's ODI series against the West Indies as 'outrageous', adding his board had insisted on a full investigation by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

According to a report, the series was under investigation by the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of world cricket's governing body with experts identifying suspicious betting patterns, the Express Tribune reports.

The report had further alleged that concerns have been raised, in particular, around the tied third match of the series played in St Lucia a week ago on Friday, as well as the final game, which resulted in a last-ball win for Pakistan on Thursday.

However, Sethi hit out at the allegations, calling them 'outrageous claims' and saying that they have written to the ICC as to how an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) official gave comments on the report and what right he had to say that.

However, Sethi said that the team manager confirmed that the ICC's ACSU team was there in the Caribbean, although he added that only time would tell how much truth is there in the allegations.

The West Indies, chasing 230, tied the third match after needing 24 in the last two overs with the last pair of Kemar Roach and Jason Holder at the crease, the report added.

The probe will also look at betting patterns in the final game, in which West Indies scored just one run from the first 18 balls, according to the report. (ANI)


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