Waqar denies reports of fixing in Dubai


UK newspaper the Daily Mail has reported that the ICC have started an investigation into the fourth ODI between England and Pakistan in Dubai, looking into irregular betting patterns after Pakistan's batting collapse.

The Mail, whose claims have not seen the ICC respond either way, alleged that betting patterns were so unusual that the anti-corruption unit (ACSU) are looking into it.

But Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has denied that his players would be involved with fixing, even though they fell from 132 for two to 208 all out, including three run outs, as they chased 356 to win.

Waqar said: "There was nothing wrong with that game. I have no doubts about my boys.

"Yes, we lost the game. You lose and win games, and it's unfortunate the way the whole thing happened."

ICC chief executive David Richardson, when asked about the situation, told BBC Test Match Special: "I wouldn't be suspicious of that game."