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Shoaib, Younis grilled by ICC official: reports

Apr 09, 2008 03:11 PM IST India India
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New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit met Shoaib Akhtar and Younis Khan in Lahore to investigate into Shoaib's allegations of match-fixing offers made to him.

A few days ago Shoaib had claimed that he was offered money in South Africa and India to under-perform.

While the ICC has refused to confirm the presence of their official Alan Peacock in Pakistan, according to some reports Peacock discussed Pakistan's last tour of India in 2007 with the duo.

Younis, who was captain for the last two Test matches, has been asked if Shoaib informed him of anything out of the ordinary during those matches.

Shoaib is being investigated for claims that he was offered millions of dollars to under-perform.

Sources say that Younis is extremely upset with the Pakistan management for allowing him to be questioned in the middle of an international series.

Pakistan are currently hosting Bangladesh for a five-match One-Day International series and one-off Twenty20 International.

Editor of Cricinfo, Pakistan, Osman Samiuddin said there is no clarity yet on the allegations leveled by Shoaib.

"There are different reports in the newspapers. One report in fact even says that the visit of ACU had nothing to do with Shoaib. I don't think concrete details would come out as far as ACU is concerned. It might just be more damaging for Shoaib since he has admitted on record that he was offered money and he reported that after four-five years," Samiuddin says.