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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 - 8:16
ICC denies probe into world-cup semi final
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The ICC has dismissed a report in a British newspaper that it is investigating the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan over fears of match-fixing.

The Sunday Times ran a story which claimed to expose further corruption in cricket, including taped conversations with a Delhi bookmaker.

The newspaper reported that the bookmaker alleged the India-Pakistan semi-final in Mohali was fixed, although he offered no evidence to support the claims.

However the ICC, which was quoted in support of the original Sunday Times story without specific mention of the semi-final, said there was no evidence to prompt an investigation into that particular match.

New Zealand Cricket also came out strongly, rejecting claims in the article made by the bookmaker that some of their players were involved in fixing.

The Sunday Times story focussed on the alleged role of Bollywood actresses being used as honey traps for international cricketers and also included comments from bookmakers about how English domestic cricket is now an easy target.

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