The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday confirmed {that a} participant reported an method from a suspected bookmaker throughout the Nationwide T20 Cup, at present in progress in Rawalpindi.

Following the participant’s report, the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit carried out its personal investigations, earlier than escalating the matter to the Federal Investigating Company (FIA) for additional probe.

PCB Director –Anti-Corruption and Safety, Lt Col (Retd) Asif Mahmood, stated : “I’ve spoken with the participant to go with and thank him for following the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and reporting the method to the anti-corruption officer.

“It is a testomony of our common anti-corruption training classes in addition to the participant’s clear understanding of the Code and his obligations underneath such a state of affairs. This additionally displays the belief and confidence the gamers have within the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit, which could be very satisfying and inspiring for us.

“Following the report, the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit carried out its personal probe and unearthed some delicate data, which has been forwarded to the FIA, which has the required experience, sources, capabilities and powers to analyze such issues.

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“As we can’t jeopardize an ongoing investigation, it is going to be inappropriate for us to share any specifics of the method. Nevertheless, the PCB as a accountable member of the Worldwide Cricket Council will proceed to maintain the sport’s administrative physique abreast of the progress in investigations as a part of our information-sharing method.

“We’re all conscious that the sport is in danger as a consequence of a small variety of corrupters who attempt to entice cricketers for his or her private positive aspects and profit. However there’s additionally little question that we will collectively defeat these individuals if the gamers strictly abide by the anti-corruption protocols and proceed to report approaches to the anti-corruption officers.”

The PCB, as a part of its zero-tolerance method for corruption in cricket, has been helping the federal government on laws to criminalize corruption in sports activities. Within the draft paper, the PCB has proposed extreme sanctions regarding corruption, unlawful manipulation, betting and match and spot-fixing in addition to aiding and abetting such conduct on these discovered responsible of partaking in such offences.

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