ICC seeks help from Pak agency

The International Cricket Council is likely to seek the help of a Pakistan-based intelligence agency to curb match-fixers in Bangladesh.
This is one of the reasons for delays in the submission of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit report on the alleged cricket corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League.
The world body sought Pakistan Cricket Board’s help to convince the authorities in Pakistan and it was recorded in the ICC’s board minutes (January 2013), a copy of which is possession with this newspaper.
“Mr Hassan (BCB president) explained that the BCB was having difficulty bringing the outstanding allegation of corrupt activity from the Bangladesh Premier League 2012 to a conclusion because the Pakistan Interpol agency had not provided required information to its Bangladesh counterparts,” it says.
“Mr Y.P. Singh (ICC’s ACSU head) agreed that unless and until it does so, it will not be possible to move the enquiry forward”.

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Officials harrassed me: Azad
New Delhi, July 7: Having encountered a nightmarish experience at Heathrow Airport in London on Saturday, former India cricketer Kirti Azad on Sunday claimed that airport authorities “harrassed” him alleging that there was an item in his luggage which was explosive in nature.
“I was dumbfounded when I was taken to a separate room for questioning and the duty officer told me to take off my clothes for frisking. I told them that I carry a diplomatic passport and if they indeed want to do this, they will have to forcibly take off my clothes,” Azad said.
Azad said that this entire episode went on for about an hour and 45 minutes. — PTI

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