The umpires seen in the sting were Nadeem Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui of Pakistan, Nadir Shah of Bangladesh, and Gamini Dissanayake, Maurice Winston and Sagara Gallage of Sri Lanka. Shah is part of the ICC’s International panel, the tier below the Elite panel.
Gallage and Winston were seen apparently agreeing to give information on the nature of the wicket, the weather and the toss, demanding up to Rs 75,000 per game.
Gallage was the reserve umpire during the India-Pakistan World T20 warm-up match. Winston was the reserve umpire for the Australia-England warm-up game. Both matches were played on September 17.
The footage appeared to show Siddiqui agreeing to consider giving decisions favourable to players named by undercover reporters posing as representatives of a sports management firm.
Shah, who has officiated over 40 ODIs and three T20 Internationals, denied the allegations. “This is a plot to malign my character. I was taken to Delhi by a Bangladeshi agent to sign a contract for umpiring in the Sri Lanka Premier League,” he told Reuters on Monday. “But when I saw these people are corrupt, I changed my decision... I was never involved in anything like fixing.”
The ICC said in a statement: “The ICC and its relevant members have been made aware of the allegations made by India TV this evening and calls on the station to turn over any information which can assist the ICC’s urgent investigations into this matter. The ICC reiterates its zero-tolerance towards corruption, whether alleged against players or officials.”
This is another lame effort of india to disgrace their cricket rivals Pakistan and Srilanka.
Cheap, very cheap - why didnt India TV get Indian umpires onboard. We all know how corruption is rampant in every nook & corner of India. Some of biggest corrupts are right in BCCI the richest Board, starting from Sharad Pawar - Have you forgotten that Pawar overwhemently opposed RTI into BCCI accounts - why??? Recently they caught some IPL (Indian Paisa Lobby) players on fixing charges, Lalit Modi the chief is still absconding. Yesterday Kirti Azad pointed irregularities in Delhi Cricket Asociation. How come Rajat Sharma and his men miss these valuable catch in their own backyard?? Why malign your neighbours when your own house is not in order? Shameless Journalism.
how come only pakistani,bangladeshi and sri lankan .no indian.are indian saint or what ?
Exactly, when the leaders of India are the masters in corruption, how come the cricket related officials are so clean in it, or is it because of Pawar's Power, huh???
Guys. We all know the purpose behind these false news. Let indian people and Indian media to insult other countries. because that's what they are capable of. Every time their team get knocked out of a world tournament, Indian media comes up with this kind of things.
Any one who is involved in match fixing should be life imprisoned without bail for 40 years and all their assets should be confiscated. Some time, innocent umpires may get hurt but it is collateral damage we have to live with it. Unless strong steps like these are not taken rogue umpires will prevail and there is no fear of law