ACSU official meets Asif's former girlfriend


Thursday , September 02 2010 , 07:40 PM
 
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An ACSU official has met with Veena Malik, former girlfriend of fast bowler Mohammad Asif, as part of the body's ongoing inquiries into the spot-fixing scandal in which Asif is one of the central figures.

The meeting took place on Wednesday in Lahore and came after Malik, a popular film and television actor, made a series of allegations about Asif. Malik's spokesperson Sohail Rashid confirmed to Cricinfo that such a meeting took place but gave no further details. An ICC official said that the game's governing body does not comment on the ongoing investigations of the ACSU.

Over the last week the 32-year-old Malik has been particularly vocal in her allegations, claiming in several TV interviews that she has proof of Asif's involvement with India-based bookies. The pair have been in and out of the news over the last year; in April this year Malik claimed Asif owed her nearly Rs 18 million, though the bowler denied the charge and the pair were thought to have come to a resolution.

Along with Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt, Asif is currently under investigation for spot-fixing during the fourth Test at Lord's against England last week. Their names came out of a sting operation carried out by the News Of The World which showed Mazhar Majeed claiming he had bribed the bowlers to bowl deliberate no-balls. Majeed was arrested but released on bail without charge, while the mobile phones of the three cricketers were taken away by police.



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