The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said the umpires
named in the sting operation conducted by news broadcaster
India TV have been suspended pending further enquiry.
news channel had recently conducted a sting wherein six international
umpires from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were caught
on camera agreeing to fix Twenty20 matches in exchange for
International Cricket Council (ICC) and its relevant Full
Member Boards have agreed not to appoint any of the umpires
named in a sting operation recently conducted by India TV
to any domestic or international cricket matches pending the
outcome of the ongoing investigations into the allegations
made," the ICC said in a statement.
officials named are not contracted by the ICC and those Boards
which employ and nominate the umpires directly will conduct
the investigations as a matter of urgency," the ICC clarified.
sting operation called "Operation World Cup" had
revealed how umpires Nadeem Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui of Pakistan,
Nadir Shah of Bangladesh, and Gamini Dissanayake, Maurice
Winston and Sagara Gallage of Sri Lanka were willing to fix
decisions and share information like pitch report, weather
report, toss report and playing elevens in exchange for money.
accused have however denied the allegations saying that they
were trapped by the channel. The news broadcaster had said
that the seventh umpire Sharfudoullah Shahid Saikat of Bangladesh
refused to give any favour in lieu of money.