Asif's ex meets investigators

2010-09-01 15:58
Mohammad Asif (File)

Islamabad - The former girlfriend of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has been asked to give evidence to the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit in a match-fixing investigation.

Veena Malik's manager Sohail Rashid on Wednesday said the actress has been approached by the ICC. Asif and team-mate Mohammad Amir have been implicated in a spot fixing scandal uncovered in a British tabloid newspaper sting.

"They have approached Ms. Malik and will be soon meeting with her," Rashid confirmed.

Rashid was not sure when and where the meeting will be held.

Asif allegedly took money for bowling an intentional no-ball during the fourth Test against England.

An ICC spokesperson said the game's governing body does not comment on the ongoing investigations of its anti-corruption unit.

It's not for the first time that Asif had been embroiled in the off-field controversy.

In 2006 he was sent home before the Champions Trophy in India after testing positive for the banned substance nandrolone along with fellow paceman Shoaib Akhtar.

In 2008 he was detained at Dubai for 19 days when a small amount of opium was found in his wallet as he transferred at the airport.

"That was the time when the PCB should have punished him so they would have set an example for upcoming boys," Malik told Associated Press Television News.

The actress suspects that an Indian national, who often called and sent text messages to Asif was involving in illegal gambling.

"I was surprised why a guy from India is calling so frequently and sending texts to Asif," Malik said.

"That was quite suspicious for me... later on he (Asif) went to Thailand to have meeting with this particular guy."

In England on Wednesday, three Pakistan cricketers implicated in match-fixing allegations were sent to London to face an inquiry with Pakistani officials.

Test captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Asif and Amir left the team hotel in Taunton to head to London.

Pakistan team manager Yawar Saeed said PCB chairperson Ijaz Butt had ordered Thursday's inquiry at the Pakistan High Commission in London.



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