Butt, Akmal asked to Hand Over their Mobile Records

London, Sep 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal to hand over their mobile-phone-records during the Asia Cup as the two are suspected to be involved in another spot-fixing incident.

The ICC's letter, dated Aug 21, was sent to the two players before details of the News of the World expose surrounding the no-ball scandal in the fourth Test against England at Lords surfaced, Dailymail Tuesday reported.

The newspaper reported that suspended captain Butt and wicket-keeper Akmal were contacted by the ICC after suspicion arose during the Asia Cup in June in Sri Lanka.

The ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit has demanded that the cricketers release details of their telephone activity during the summer tournament in Sri Lanka and are expecting full cooperation from them.

The ICC, however, is yet to receive a response from the Pakistan camp, the report said.

The ICC earlier suspended Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer from playing international cricket until the investigations on the spot-fixing scandal are complete. If found guilty, Butt and Asif could be banned for life while Aamer might be punished with a lengthy ban.

It is understood Aamer, 18, will be told he could avoid a life ban if he gives evidence against his team-mates in the Lord's inquiry.

"You will have to ask the ICC or the players themselves on the status of the investigation," said Pakistan associate manager Shafqat Rana.

The ICC is also investigating Australia's victory over Pakistan in the Sydney Test in January but they are satisfied the match was not fixed.


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