More trouble is in store for corrupt Pakistani cricketers as ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is all set to launch its own investigation into the nation's 2010 tour of England following indications of more tainted matches during the spot-fixing trial in London.
During the course of the trial at a criminal court here, recovered text messages revealed that four more Tests appear to have been affected by spot-fixing on the tour.
There were also enough suggestions that other Pakistan players in the squad that toured England last year may also be involved in some wrong doing, according to a report in espncricinfo.
The ACSU could not conduct a thorough inquiry into the spot-fixing scandal against the three Pakistani players as most or all of the evidence was held by the Crown and police.
But after the trial is over, there will be a debriefing between British prosecution services and the ACSU on what all can be disclosed to use in the investigations, the report said.
Although all evidences relating to the first Test against England at Trent Bridge, second at Edgbaston and third at The Oval were heard during the trial, but not in front of the jury as it could have had an impact on a fair trial of the players.
Evidence was also found for the Lord's Test between Pakistan and Australia. — PTI
AFP reports from Sydney
Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday said the convictions had made it “even more committed” to tackling corruption in the sport.
“It is critically important that the public has confidence in the integrity of the on-field cricket contests it sees,” said CA chief James Sutherland. “Like all other member countries, we have an obligation to implement anti-corruption measures and we are even more committed to this after hearing today's news out of the London courts.
Our consistent position has been that any credible evidence of corruption be investigated with vigour,” he added.
Australian captain Michael Clarke said there was “no place in any sport for match-fixing of any kind”.