ICC clears tainted Pak players Butt, Akmal of T20 World Cup spot-fixing chargesBy ANI
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
LAHORE - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly cleared two Pakistani cricketers, Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal, from all charges related to their alleged involvement in a spot fixing scandal during 2010 Twenty-20 World Cup, a TV channel reported on Tuesday.
According to the channel, the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC investigated the charges, the Daily Times reported.
According to ICC sources, the two Pakistani cricketers were accused of being involved in spot-fixing during the 2010 T-20 World Cup after which the ICC had suspended their contracts and started collecting evidence, including phone call records.
On the other side, Butt claimed that the ICC had already cleared him of the charges three weeks ago and the officials had also sent the clearance e-mail to the players.
He also said that he was already cleared of the charges, but the ICC was just formally investigating the call records and other evidences regarding the scandal.
Butt added that it was the requirement of the ICC to obtain the phone call records of players, the channel said. (ANI)