'A player was approached for spot-fixing,' confirms Sethi

'A player was approached for spot-fixing,' confirms Sethi

'A player was approached for spot-fixing,' confirms Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi has responded to the latest spot-fixing scare related to the national cricket team, saying that the matter was being handled according to standard procedure.

"A player was approached".

The shadow of bookies and match-fixing continues to hover around the Pakistan camp after it was revealed that skipper Sarfraz Ahmed reported a suspicious approach to the ICC's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU).

Nevertheless, the PCB has tightened security measures for the Pakistan team for the remainder of the tour and has also issued curfew orders to not step out of their hotel after a particular time.


Pakistan is now playing Sri Lanka in the UAE and the green shirts are 4-0 up in the five-match One Day International series.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) made a decision to investigate the matter on its own.

The PCB had already changed the hotel of the national team in Dubai following the PSL spot-fixing scandal earlier this February. Cases against two other players - Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed - are under investigation by a three-member tribunal.

A day ago, it was reported that an "important" member of Pakistan squad had been approached by an global fixing syndicate, but the cricketer had foiled the spot-fixing bid and alerted the ACU officials.

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