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ICC probing Kenyan cricketer over match fixing suspicion during World Cup last year.

Johannesburg, May 25( ANI ): Cricket Kenya CEO Tom Sears has said that an unnamed cricketer is currently being investigated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) over suspicion of fixing two international games, one of which took place during the 2011 World Cup.

Sears said the player has not been suspended, but is being probed by the ICC.

He indicated that the World Cup game in question was Kenya's heavy 205-run loss to Pakistan in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, last February.

In that match, Kenya was bowled out for 112 after Pakistan had made 317-7. Kenya's bowlers conceded 46 extras during the game, including 37 wides.

Sears said the player was also suspected of tampering with another international game, whose details he refused to share.

"There are a couple of instances (under suspicion)," Sears said, "one involving a match in which a player played, and one where he didn't," Sports24 quoted Sears, as saying.

"If you look at what we can afford to pay our players compared to full members (of the ICC), maybe we're more susceptible (to fixing). But there's no excuse. We'll do all we can to work with the ICC," he added.

Sears said the ICC informed Cricket Kenya late last year about the fixing suspicions, but the world body refused to make further comment on investigation.

"The) ICC does not and never has commented on the activities of the ACSU (Anti-Corruption and Security Unit)," the ICC said in a written reply. ( ANI )

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