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Illegal approach - ICC investigating attempt to 'fix' Windies, Zimbabwe series

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:13 AM
West Indies batsman Shai Hope driving through the offside during the first day of the first Test match against Zimbabwe at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo recently.


Cricket's world governing body, the ICC, is investigating an approach made to Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer to fix parts of the recent two-Test series against the West Indies.

Media reports yesterday said that Cremer had rejected the approach, allegedly from a former Zimbabwe Cricket Board member prior to the first Test on October 21, and reported the incident to head coach Heath Streak.

The matter was referred to Zimbabwe Cricket and then to the ICC who has since confirmed that its Anti-Corruption Unit was investigating.

"The ICC can confirm that there is an Anti-Corruption Unit ongoing investigation in Zimbabwe, and because there is an ongoing investigation, I cannot share any further details," an ICC spokesperson said was quoted as saying.

The Test, played at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, saw West Indies win by an innings and 17 runs inside four days.

Zimbabwe, however, hung on for a draw in the second Test at the same venue, leaving the Caribbean side with a 1-0 series win.