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Hameed could be questioned by ICC's ACSU

Source: PTI
September 07, 2010 11:23 IST
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Merely disowning the match-fixing allegations he made against his Pakistan teammates would not be enough for Yasir Hameed as the opener could be questioned by the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit for his statements in a tabloid sting operation.

In the video of the sting operation carried out by a British tabloid, Hameed had alleged that his teammates were "fixing almost every match" but later backtracked claiming that he was tricked into making the statements and blackmailed to stand by them by the undercover reporter who spoke to him.

But just a denial would not be of much help as the ACSU could ask him to explain the comments in the video, according to a report The Daily Telegraph.

"If Hameed is contacted by the ACSU he may have to face an independent commissioner who the ICC plan to appoint to head what will be the biggest ever probe into corruption in cricket," the newspaper reported.

But Hameed's reliability as a potential witness in the corruption scandal that has shaken the foundations of the game has been questioned by his own teammates.

Pakistan's ODI and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has called him unreliable, saying ,"He (Hameed) is 30-31 but mentally he is 15-16."

"I don't know who he was sitting with or in what situation he gave this message but we have know him for a long time. We know we can expect anything from him and he does this kind of thing. People know what type of character he is," he added.

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