x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

News of the World to name fourth cricket match-fixing suspect

The newspaper is set to reveal the identity of the player in tomorrow's edition.

CARDIFF // The British newspaper whose allegations of a betting scam have rocked the world of cricket said that a fourth Pakistan player was being probed over the claims, but refused to name him. The News of The World said the International Cricket Council (ICC), which has already charged three Pakistan stars over alleged anti-corruption and suspended them, is probing a fourth player over match-rigging claims. In a statement issued ahead of its publication tomorrow, the tabloid said it was "not naming this player for legal reasons". * Agence France-Presse