x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Former Pakistan player arrested in IPL betting raid

An off-spinner, who played nine Tests and 49 ODIs, Raza was also among six players fined by a commission to inquire into match-fixing in 2000.

ISLAMABAD // Akram Raza, the former Pakistan Test off-spinner, has been arrested for placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League matches.

Senior police official Attique Sindhu told The Associated Press that Raza was among five arrested by police in a raid conducted at a busy market in Lahore last night.

Police also confiscated rupees 45,000 (Dh1800) from Raza. He was released on bail today morning after depositing surety bonds worth rupees 50,000.

The 46-year-old played nine Tests and 49 one-day internationals in between 1989 and 1995.

He was also among six Pakistan players fined by a commission formed in 2000 to inquire into match-fixing.