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LONDON – British police announced on Thursday that they had arrested a third suspect in connection with their investigation into international cricket spot-fixing.


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A statement issued by the National Crime Agency said officers had arrested a British man in his thirties this morning in the Sheffield area (in northern England) as as part of its investigation into spot-fixing in cricket matches.

The suspect was granted bail pending further inquiries.

The British authorities also arrested two men in their 30s on February 13 who were also bailed until April.

Earlier this month, amid a corruption probe involving players in the Pakistan Super League season 2, the NCA said they were “working closely” with the Pakistan Cricket Board and International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption units.

The PCB had provisionally suspended Islamabad United players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the ongoing second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 in Dubai. It also suspended Nasir Jamshed.

Earlier, PCB had stated that Mohammad Irfan was still under investigation following the charges of spot-fixing in PSL, while no show cause notice was issued.