ECB to probe 5 country matches over corruption charges

London, 23 May-2014(ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disclosed that five county matches played since last six years would be probed upon over charges of corruption.

ECB to probe 5 country matches over corruption charges

ECB to probe 5 country matches over corruption charges

The matches are being severely probed after the ECB issued allegations against Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for their corrupt activities in Sussex , in 2011.

Vincent, a former New Zealand player is indicted with a total of 14 offences in a 40-over match against Kent and T20 quarter final against Lancashire and, Arif, a Pakistani player has been charged with six offences in match against Kent where he forfeited 41 in 6 no-wicket overs.

According to The Guardian, both players have been provisionally suspended from cricket worldwide and are now imposed with a life ban, although they have effectively retired anyway.

Paul Downton, managing director of the ECB said that match-fixing was an enormous concern and the Board had taken severe steps to investigate matches that have been played during the last six years. (ANI)