Mazhar Majeed, a British property developer and sports agent, was arrested on suspicion of rigging a test match between England and Pakistan at Lords. He was released on bail earlier today but will have to appear before police at a later date.
Scotland Yard may have been tipped off a month ago about match-fixing in the first match of the England v Pakistan Test series at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, it has been reported.
Four Pakistan players were questioned over the weekend as part of a Scotland Yard inquiry into claims they had taken orders from Majeed to corrupt a Test match at Lord’s.
Sources said that the passports of the cricketers under investigation could be seized and that up to seven players could be questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. The rest of the squad could also be interviewed as potential witnesses.
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