Former New Zealand Cricketers Investigated for Match Fixing

A number of former New Zealand cricketers are under investigation for match fixing, the International Cricket Council said.

Members of the council’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit have been investigating the unidentified players, the Dubai-based ICC said in a statement on its website. The New Zealand Herald newspaper reported today that as many as three players are suspected of being involved in match and spot fixing in games played in more than one country.

“The ICC confirms that it has indeed been working closely over the past few months with its colleagues in the domestic anti-corruption units of member boards to investigate these and related matters,” the ICC said. “The ACSU will continue to collaborate with relevant individuals in order to complete its investigation process.” Nobody has been charged with any offense, it added.

The Herald didn’t say where or when the match fixing is alleged to have taken place.

No matches under New Zealand Cricket’s jurisdiction or games played in New Zealand are being investigated, Chief Executive Officer David White said a statement.

New Zealand Cricket has been aware of the investigations for several months and was “shocked and surprised by the allegations,” White said. “We support the ICC’s investigation as corruption has no place in our sport.”

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