International Cricket Council suspend six umpires

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The ICC suspend six umpires being probed for match-fixing allegations.

The International Cricket Council have suspended the six umpires that are being probed for alleged match-fixing.

Umpires from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have all been suspended after they agreed to spot-fix during a sting operation by Indian television.

Each of the six umpires was seen agreeing to give favourable results in exchange for money.

A statement from the ICC read: "The International Cricket Council (ICC) and its relevant Full Member Boards have agreed not to appoint any of the umpires named in a sting operation recently conducted by India TV to any domestic or international cricket matches pending the outcome of the ongoing investigations into the allegations made.

"The officials named are not contracted by the ICC and those Boards who employ and nominate the umpires directly will conduct the investigations as a matter of urgency."

None of the six umpires involved in the allegations was involved in the recent World Twenty20.

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