After the cricketing season has started after a break of numerous months caused by the COVID-19 threats, the National T20 Cup is the first cricketing tournament that has been started in Pakistan. With the tournament going on, the six domestic franchises are combating each other and in the way, a Pakistani domestic cricketer has reported a corrupt approach.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has investigated the matter as soon as they listened to the report and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is probed in the matter to commence the case ahead. A player was approached by a suspected bookmaker and the name has not been revealed yet.
The national board understands that revealing the player’s name would be inappropriate and ends thanking the player who has reported the corrupt act suspected.
National T20 Cup: Domestic cricketer reports corrupt approach
“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.
“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,” the ACU director was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“As we cannot jeopardize an ongoing investigation, it will be inappropriate for us to share any specifics of the approach.
“However, the PCB as a responsible member of the International Cricket Council will continue to keep the game’s administrative body abreast of the progress in investigations as part of our information-sharing approach,” he further said.