Eng players to be re-interviewed in spot-fixing: report

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London, Feb 13 (PTI) England''s Test cricketers may bere-interviewed by police as the Crown Prosecution Servicesprepares its case against the three Pakistan players bannedfor spot-fixing by the ICC early this month, according to areport.

They could even be asked to appear as witnesses to eventson the field, and in particular the three no-balls at thecenter of the scandal, during the fourth Test at Lord''s inAugust last year, ''Daily Mail'' reported.

England captain Andrew Strauss and other players whofaced Pakistan in that Test have already provided witnessstatements following the allegations against Salman Butt,Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.

If detectives need to interview any of those in theEngland World Cup squad, they will have to travel to India,Sri Lanka or Bangladesh.

Butt, Asif and Aamir were banned by the InternationalCricket Council on February 5 for 10, seven and five yearsafter an independent anti-corruption tribunal found themguilty of sport-fixing.

Just a day before that, Crown Prosecution Services herehad charged the trio for conspiracy to obtain and acceptcorrupt payments, and also conspiracy to cheat.

The three players have been summoned by the CPS to appearin a Westminster Magistrates'' Court on March 17 to formallyface the charges against them.

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