Cricket

Cops delay questioning Riaz

2010-09-14 14:30
Wahab Riaz (AFP)

Karachi - English police have delayed the questioning of Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz over alleged spot-fixing during the England tour until Wednesday, team manager Yawar Saeed said.

Riaz was originally summoned by Scotland Yard for Tuesday but Saeed told Geo super channel the questioning had been delayed by one day. "Wahab will be going on Wednesday as there was some prior commitment he had to deal with first," Saeed said, without elaborating.

Riaz, 25, a left-armer, claimed five wickets on his debut in the third test against England and was a member of Pakistan's squad for the five-match one-day series, but he did not play in the first two.

London police have already interviewed test captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, who have been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) over allegations they were involved in fixing incidents, such as no-balls, in a betting scam during the test series.

The trio have returned to Pakistan but on the condition they would be available for police questioning when required.

The legal advisor of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Tafazzul Rizvi, told Reuters the tour selection committee took the decision not to select Riaz for the one day matches, denying that it was a result of ICC or PCB pressure.

"He is available for selection as any other player in the touring squad," Rizvi said.

England won the test series 3-1 and are 2-0 up in the one-day matches.

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