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ICC denies match-fixing investigation

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2012 | 12:00 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has denied an English newspaper report that it is investigating the 2011 World Cup semi-final between Pakistan and India for alleged fixing.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat yesterday described the Sunday Times article as "baseless and misleading", adding that his organisation has no reason to investigate the match.

The newspaper claimed the semi-final was one of many international cricket matches targeted by corrupt bookmakers in India as part of a fixing ring involving players from several countries. The paper also says it has secretly filmed evidence of bookmakers on the subcontinent boasting about being able to fix international matches by offering players money.