ICC will not investigate 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan

CEO Haroon Lorgat said in a statement that ICC has no reason or evidence to launch a probe Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dubai: Mar 12, 2012

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday dismissed the reports that it will be investigating the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan, which according to UK s Sunday Times, was rigged.

ICC informed on Twitter, “The ICC has dismissed the claim that it is investigating the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final between India and Pakistan.”

The cricket governing body s CEO Haroon Lorgat said: “The ICC has no reason or evidence to require an investigation into this match” following a Sunday Times report.

UK s Sunday Times newspaper carried out a sting operation on a Delhi-based bookie, who claimed that the Indian bookmakers are fixing the results of England county games and international fixtures and they are using a Bollywood actress as a honey trap to recruit players from countries.

The report also said that India’s semi-final match in last year’s World Cup was rigged.

The ICC is said to have launched an inquiry into the report, which suggested that the bookmakers offer thousands of pounds to the players. About 44,000 pounds to batsmen for slow scoring, 50,000 pounds for bowlers who concede runs and 750,000 pounds for a player or official who can guarantee a match outcome