Spot-fixing scandal: Pakistan to send officials to London

Pakistan has decided to send FIA officials to London to probe the match fixing scandal. Seven Pakistan players have been accused of involving the spot-fixing in the fourth cricket test match against England at Lords.

Mazhar Majeed, a London-based bookie was arrested by Scotland Yard detectives on Saturday night on suspicion of a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers. According to reports, Majeed had bribed a few Pakistan players to bowl no-balls and wides in the series and the fourth and final Test between England and Pakistan at Lords. They questioned the players and took statements from Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif, and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal for their alleged role in the match-fixing scandal.

The video released by the tabloid shows the key player of the spot fixing; Majeed is taking cash from a tabloid reporter and putting it in a jacket. He asked the reporter 10,000 pounds in advance to introduce the Pakistani players to him. After receiving the cash Majeed introduced the reporter to two Pakistani players -Umar Amin and Wahab Riaz and gave the jacket to one of the players.

Spot-fixing' has emerged as a disaster for cricket. Fixing the match in favor of one team as decided earlier by match-fixers is generally termed as match fixing. The players act  in a predefined manner during the session of a match like  which bowler will come on first change, who will win the toss,  who will bowl no balls and wides in particular session of a match etc.

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