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Police to question Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz next week

Wahab Riaz celebrates taking a wicket during the Test match at The Oval
Riaz took 5-63 on his Test debut at The Oval in August

Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz will be questioned by police on Tuesday in relation to allegations of corruption.

The 25-year-old made his debut in The Oval Test against England and also played in the match at Lord's.

Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have already given police statements.

They have been accused of spot fixing during the Test series but have not been charged by the police and are expected to return to Pakistan.

"Since the players have not been charged we have informed Scotland Yard that they will be travelling back to Pakistan within the next few days," said Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt.

We will continue to cooperate and we want to get to the bottom of the matter

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt

However, the trio have been charged and provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

The allegations first appeared on 29 August in the News of the World newspaper, which accused skipper Salman Butt, Asif and Amir of accepting money in return for bowling deliberate no-balls.

Riaz took 5-63 in the first innings of his debut and claimed seven wickets in total in his two Test matches, bowling seven wides and 13 no-balls.

"We have arranged for his interview as we will continue to co-operate and we want to get to the bottom of the matter," added Ijaz Butt of Riaz's forthcoming interview.

The PCB chief was speaking at a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan, but team manager Yawar Saeed revealed on Thursday that he had not been informed about Riaz's forthcoming police interview.

Pakistan are scheduled to play England in five one-day international matches, starting at Durham on Friday.

"I don't know about this but I am sure they will tell me if it's true," stated Saeed.

"Unless he's dropped, he will play. If I'm told 'don't play X, Y, Z', they won't play. If I'm not told, I'll select the best team, but I've not been told anything. Let's wait."

Meanwhile, the ICC has informed wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal that he is under investigation in relation to Pakistan's matches at the ICC World Twenty20 tournament, which took place in the West Indies in April and May.



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