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ICC sends official notice to Kamran Akmal

September 08, 2010 13:34 IST

The International Cricket Council has sent an official notice to Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal telling him that he is under investigation for allegedly fixing the Sydney Test.

"Only months after clearing the Pakistan team of any wrongdoing in relation to the controversial Test, the ICC has written to Kamran to advise him he is now in their crosshairs for the Sydney debacle," a report in the Courier Mail said.

Kamran had dropped four catches in the Sydney Test where Australia won the match from a losing position, rasing doubts of match-fixing. The ICC then investigated the matter and gave a clean chit to him.

However, the world governing body was left red-faced after Pakistan opener Yasir Hameed reportedly claimed that the SCG Test was rigged and players involved in the corruption had pocketed USD 3 million for the staged loss.

"ICC investigators have re-opened the SCG case and fingered Kamran as their primary suspect. But investigations aren't moving at a fast pace, with the NSW Fraud Squad yesterday revealing they had received no contact from Scotland Yard detectives or the ICC," the report said.

Even as the investigators probe the SCG Test, Australian wicketkeeping great Ian Healy said Kamran could not have dropped those catches deliberately. "You couldn't drop those on purpose the way he was," he said.

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