ICC suspends 6 umpires in match fixing

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Dubai: Amid the accusations in the spot and match fixing on the umpires, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday took an action against the six umpires who was caught in a TV sting operation of an Indian news channel.

The ICC’s governing body took a meeting regarding this serious issue and decided to suspend these six umpires until the investigation on these umpires gets over. Governing body, after the meeting, issued a statement saying that, “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.”

Statement further stated that, “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”.

The six umpires, who are purportedly shown in the TV sting willing to fix matches, were Nadeem Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui of Pakistan, Nadir Shah of Bangladesh, and Gamini Dissanayake, Maurice Winston and Sagara Gallage of Sri Lanka. Obviously all of them have denied the allegations against them and said that they were trapped by this channel.

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