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Strauss says fixing scandal hurting cricket

Strauss says fixing scandal hurting cricket

England captain Andrew Strauss says the match-fixing crisis that has overshadowed Pakistan's tour is hurting the sport, but argues "cricket generally is a very clean sport."
Strauss has allayed fears the five-match one-day series against Pakistan starting Friday will be tainted by corruption.
Strauss says "these allegations do hurt the game" but "there is no chance" the series will be rigged.
Pakistan test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were suspended last week for "spot-fixing" by the ICC. A fourth player, Wahab Riaz, will be questioned by Scotland Yard on Tuesday.
Riaz is still in Pakistan's squad, as is wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, who is being investigated for a separate matter.


Updated : 2021-01-26 18:30 GMT+08:00