Pakistan corruption trio set for ICC meeting

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The three Pakistan players accused of spot-fixing are expected to have a preliminary hearing with the International Cricket Council next month.

Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have all been suspended by the ICC and are being investigated by police in Britain.

A first ICC hearing into the suspension is expected to take place in late October, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board's legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi.

Meanwhile, a review of the ICC's anti-corruption measures is to be carried out after a call from the 10 Test-playing nations.

The ICC's chief executives' committee (CEC) says a wide-ranging and possibly independent review of the current measures is needed.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said: "It is not enough that the ICC is regarded by other sporting organisations as a leader in the battle against corruption in sport.

"We must continue to assess and, where necessary, improve our processes. The recent allegations have reminded everyone of the need to remain vigilant and to ensure public confidence in our sport.

"CEC has wisely recommended a thorough review of all our procedures and protocols and that is something which is already under way.

"I am especially keen to engage with governments to consider the regulation of betting and also to consider the accreditation of player representatives or agents."

Meanwhile, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has resigned from an academy coaching position after criticising the PCB over their handling of the scandal.