The three Pakistan cricketers at the centre of an declared activity betray that has befuddled apple candid into crisis were aftermost night answerable beneath the anti-corruption cipher of the game's administering anatomy and provisionally suspended.
After a day that began with the Pakistan Candid Board accordant to omit the players from the aggregation for the blow of the tour, and the Pakistan aerial abettor claiming they were "set-up" by the News of the World, the ICC abeyant the three awaiting a tribunal.
Outside the west London auberge in which Test captain Salman Butt, fast bowler Mohammad Asif and ablaze boyish anticipation Mohammad Amir are additionally staying, ICC arch controlling Haroon Lorgat provided the abrupt activity abounding in the bold had demanded.
"We will not abide bribery in candid – simple as that. We charge be absolute with such affairs and, if proven, these offences backpack austere penalties up to a activity ban," he said.
"The ICC will do aggregate accessible to accumulate such conduct out of the bold and we will stop at annihilation to assure the sport's integrity. While we accept the botheration is not widespread, we charge consistently be vigilant. It is important, however, that we do not pre-judge the answerability of these three players. That is for the absolute attorneys abandoned to decide."
Under tougher fresh rules brought in aftermost year by the ICC, the players can be abeyant provisionally advanced of any audition if it is in the interests of the game.
The row was triggered by allegations in the News of the Apple that the three had agreed to basin no-balls in specific overs of aftermost week's fourth Test at Lord's in acknowledgment for money.
The accuse were appear afterwards admiral from the ICC's anti-corruption and aegis assemblage (ACSU) spent the afternoon at Scotland Yard examination affirmation and gluttonous badge go-ahead. The badge are administering a alongside bent inquiry.
The three players will today be interviewed beneath badge attention for the aboriginal time. Earlier they had agreed to abjure from the blow of the bout citation the "mental torture" they had been placed beneath by the allegations. They protested their chastity and the Pakistani aerial abettor appropriate they ability accept been "set up" by the News of the World.