PCB reviewing reports regarding Hasan Raza’s alleged involvement in spot-fixing

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board and its Anti Corruption Unit are in the process of reviewing reports regarding the alleged involvement of cricketer Hasan Raza in Corrupt Conduct.

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“Appropriate action, if any, will be taken after collecting and reviewing all relevant evidence”, said a spokesman of the PCB.

He said till such time no further comments are made.

Cricketer Hassan Raza has been spotted in a video, caught on camera in a sting operation by news channel Al Jazeera in the presence of another man talking about facilitating spot-fixing in T20 tournaments.

As noted by ESPNcricinfo, Raza can be seen seated in the chair adjacent to Robin Morris, a former professional cricketer from Mumbai. Raza, however, does not partake in the conversation between Morris and the undercover reporter.

In the video, part of a broader investigative documentary the channel will air from Sunday, Morris talks about setting up a T20 tournament for the purposes of spot-fixing and betting. He says that no A-grade players will be involved, but that he can bring in B, C, and D grade players. He talks of taking such tournaments from Dubai, to Hong Kong, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

Al Jazeera said Raza did not respond to its allegations, while Morris “denies any wrongdoing” and said the channel invited him “to audition for, and act in, a commercial movie ‘for public entertainment’.”

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