ICC promise 'urgent' investigation
The International Cricket Council has launched an 'urgent investigation' into claims of corruption among its umpires.
An India television channel has alleged that six umpires - from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh - were ready to fix World Twenty20 games in the run-up to the showpiece tournament, which finished with a West Indies win on Sunday. The cricket authorities have promised to look into the matter immediately and demanded India TV turn over the evidence behind the claims. An ICC statement read: "The ICC and its relevant members have been made aware of the allegations made by India TV and calls on the station to turn over any information which can assist the ICC's urgent investigations. "The ICC re-iterates its zero-tolerance towards corruption whether alleged against players or officials. "The ICC confirms that none of the umpires named were involved in any of the official games of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. The ICC will not make any further comment on this issue."