ICC could turn to lie detector tests, Lorgat

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International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat has not ruled out using lie detector tests for cricketers in a bid to rid the game of cheats.

Steve Waugh, the former Australia captain, has suggested using the tests as a means by which the sport can attempt to regain its integrity following problems in 2010 with allegations of spot-fixing.

Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer face an ICC tribunal on Thursday to look into allegations of spot-fixing during last summer's tour of England.

"I did say some while back that we should keep our minds open and employ any sort of means to ensure the integrity of the sport," Lorgat said. But he also warned that the use of such methods might not be allowed. "There are legalities and there are practicalities," he added.

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