ICC won't appoint umpires named in sting

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 08:41 hrs

Colombo, Oct 10 (IBNS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) and its relevant Full Member Boards on Wednesday said they have agreed not to appoint any of the umpires named in a sting operation recently conducted by India TV to any domestic or international cricket matches pending the outcome of the ongoing investigations into the allegations made.

"The officials named are not contracted by the ICC and those Boards who employ and nominate the umpires directly will conduct the investigations as a matter of urgency," said an official statement.

The ICC on Monday said it will start an urgent probe over allegations brought up by the private TV channel against some umpires for involvement in match fixing at the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

ICC stated that none of the umpires named were involved in any of the official games of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

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