One of the players in Pakistan’s National T20 cup recently reported of being approached by a ‘suspected booker’ in the tournament. The player revealed the shocking incident to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) only on condition of anonymity.
PCB’s anti-corruption set up a panel and also started its investigations on the matter before the issue gets escalated to the Federal Investigating Agency (FIA).
“I have spoken with the player to compliment and thank him for following the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and reporting the approach to the anti-corruption officer,” said PCB Director – Anti-Corruption and Security, Asif Mahmood in an official statement.
“Following the report, the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit carried out its own probe and unearthed some sensitive information, which has been forwarded to the FIA, which has the required expertise, resources, capabilities, and powers to investigate such matters,” he added.
“As we cannot jeopardise an ongoing investigation, it will be inappropriate for us to share any specifics of the approach,” Mahmood further said.