Umpires Suspended As Corruption Sting Probed
The International Cricket Council (ICC) and three Full Member Boards have agreed not to appoint any of the umpires who were named in an India TV sting operation.
Six umpires from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were accused of corruption and will not be appointed to any matches while an investigation is undertaken.
Although the story broke hours after the end of the ICC World Twenty20 2012, none of the umpires were involved in the tournament, and three have publicly declared their innocence.
Nadir Shah, Maurice Zilva and Gamini Dissanayake all rejected the allegations during interviews with BBC and the Times of India.
"The International Cricket Council (ICC) and its relevant Full Member Boards have agreed not to appoint any of the umpires named in a sting operation recently conducted by India TV to any domestic or international cricket matches pending the outcome of the ongoing investigations into the allegations made.
"The officials named are not contracted by the ICC and those Boards who employ and nominate the umpires directly will conduct the investigations as a matter of urgency."
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