Friday 10 June 2011 

ECB To Launch Mohammad Amir Inquiry

ECB To Launch Mohammad Amir Inquiry
ECB To Launch Mohammad Amir Inquiry
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The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed that they have asked the Surrey Cricket League to assist in its investigation into banned Pakistan international Mohammad Amir's appearance for Addington 1743 CC in a recent league game.

Amir, who was given a five-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his part in spot-fixing in England last year, appeared in a match against St Lukes.

Amir later explained that he thought the match was a friendly on a private ground - which was not the case and he went on to score 60 at the top of the order and take four for nine as Addington 1743 won the match.

"ECB today announced that it has requested the Surrey Cricket Board to assist it in its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir’s appearance for Addington 1743 CC in a Surrey Cricket League Division One match last weekend," a statement from the ECB read.

"ECB has also written separately to Addington 1743 CC seeking a full written explanation from the club of the events leading up to Amir’s appearance in the match.

"The decision came after ECB confirmed Addington 1743 CC falls under its regulatory jurisdiction by virtue of the club being affiliated to the Surrey Cricket Board. The ECB will also continue to assist the ICC with its own inquiry into the matter."

Amir, along with Mazhar Majeed and team-mates Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, is due to stand trial in October, charged with cheating and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments.

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