ECB to interrogate Shah

ECB to interrogate Shah

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is set to interrogate Rajasthan Royals’ English recruit Owais Shah as a precautionary measure inthe wake of the recent spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League.

Former England batsman Shah, a member of Rajasthan Royals which is at the centre of a major investigation by Delhi police after three of the team’s players were arrested earlier this week for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing, is set to be interviewed by ECB’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).

While there is no suggestion Shah has done anything wrong, the ‘Daily Telegraph’ claims that Chris Watts, a former police inspector who head the ECB ACSU, will speak to Shah at the end of the tournament.

Three Indian cricketers including former Test players S Sreesanth along with his team-mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested by Delhi police on Thursday along with 11 bookies for indulging in spot-fixing in at least three matches of the ongoing IPL.The development alerted the ECB’s ACSU, who is in regular contact with all English players who are employed abroad in various Twenty20 competitions through the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Shah, the Essex cricketer, is in his second season with the Rajasthan franchise, having joined them after Kerala Tuskers were evicted from the IPL in 2012.

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