PCB chief plays down reports of match-fixing

KARACHI: Pakistan''s cricket chief Friday played down reports of match-fixing during the team''s disastrous tour of Australia, saying the game''s governing body has found no evidence of wrongdoing.

The International Cricket Council''s (ICC) anti-corruption unit confirmed on Thursday that it has been investigating Pakistan''s Sydney Test defeat against Australia but said the challenge was finding solid facts.

"ICC has all the right to investigate any series or any match, but as far as the Australia tour is concerned the ICC has already said there was no evidence," Butt told French news agency. Butt said an independent PCB committee has already investigated the matter.

"We set up a committee to evaluate the Australian tour and now an independent judge is further dealing with the matter, so we will wait for his report," said Butt.