Prosecutors handed Pakistan cricket 'spot-fixing' file

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Prosecutors handed Pakistan cricket 'spot-fixing' file


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Amir, Butt and Asif say they are innocent of the spot-fixing claims


An initial file of evidence on claims Pakistan cricketers accepted cash to take part in spot-fixing during a Test match has been passed to prosecutors.
Scotland Yard said evidence that there was a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers will now be considered by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
Detectives initially interviewed three players under caution - Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif.
A fourth, Wahab Riaz was questioned in London on Tuesday.
The Metropolitan Police also arrested businessman Mazhar Majeed as part of the inquiry.
He is accused of accepting 150,000 cash to ask players to deliberately bowl no-balls during last month's fourth Test at Lord's after being caught in a sting operation by the News of the World newspaper.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "The Metropolitan Police Service has today delivered an initial file of evidence relating to conspiracy to defraud bookmakers to the CPS.
"The file will now be subject to CPS consideration. This is an initial file and the Met investigation continues."
Butt, Amir and Asif, who have been suspended from playing and charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC), have indicated they will contest the allegations made against them.
Riaz has not been suspended by the ICC.
 
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