London Police demand 7 cricketers passports

London Metropolitan Police has arrested a bookie under match-fixing allegations against Pakistani cricketers in Lords Test.

The police has also demanded the passports of seven Pakistani cricketers.

A tabloid from London alleged that arrested man Mazhar Majeed, has said Pakistan captain Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal were also involved in the match-fixing scandal during the Lord’s Test.

The paper alleged that Pakistani man Mazhar Majeed had paid bribes to the players to bowl no-balls.

Scotland Yard police has demanded the passports of seven Pakistani cricketers.

Pakistan team manager Yawar Saeed has confirmed that Scotland Yard police officials had questioned him and several players in connection with match fixing allegations during the Lord’s test.

Yawar said that police officials were in the team hotel and recording statements from captain Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aamir and Kamran Akmal.

Earlier on Saturday, Police said they had arrested a 35-year- old man for offering bribes to some Pakistani players for spot fixing during the test match after allegations arose in the Sunday tabloid.

On the pitch, England was closing in on a big victory in the fourth test at the close of the third day after Pakistan were bowled out for 74, made to follow-on and reached 41-4 in their second innings. The hosts lead by 331.

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