PCB seek damages from Arthur

2010-11-15 18:36

Cape Town - Former coach of South Africa's national cricket side, Mickey Arthur, in response to a legal notice sent to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), denies having accused the Pakistan side of match-fixing.

Last week the PCB sent a legal notice to Arthur requesting him to "unconditionally and publicly retract" statements he had made suggesting that the final ODI between Pakistan and South Africa in the 2007/08 series had "a strong suspicion of match-fixing" around it.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the board has asked for an "unqualified and unconditional apology" and for a proposal for paying it a "substantial sum" in damages.

The PCB ultimately decided that Arthur's comments had been made to boost sales of his forthcoming autobiography, which is apparently set to include similar claims.

The board asked specifically for a written undertaking that Arthur's autobiography will not contain similar statements against the side.

"Arthur has requested us to read his book," a board official told ESPNcricinfo. "We will decide further legal action after examining his book."


  • pointblankza - 2010-11-15 18:59

    The PCB must learn the words "personal opinion". Aurthur was expressing a personal opinion, nowhere did he say that there WAS match-fixing.

  • Alan - 2010-11-15 20:47

    Mickey, give them a good old robust South African version of "go away".

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