Pakistan high commissioner attacks ICC suspension

2010-09-03 09:21

London – Pakistan’s top diplomat in Britain says the International

Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) suspension of the three players on corruption charges

is “unhelpful, premature and unnecessary”.

Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan says the ICC should

not have acted until investigations by the police and its own anti-corruption

unit are complete.

Hasan reiterated his belief that bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad

Amir and test captain Salman Butt are innocent of conspiring with


Hasan told BBC Radio 4 today that the ICC “have done the wrong

thing” in banning the players after they had asked to be left out of the

remainder of Pakistan’s tour of England.

The ICC charged the players with corruption and suspended them late


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