ICC vows to root out cheats, preserve game's integrity

LONDON: Cricket's governing body vowed on Friday to do whatever necessary to root out cheats and preserve the integrity of the game after suspending three Pakistan players over match-fixing claims.International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat told a news conference that the case was now the subject of a criminal investigation and spoke of his “extreme disappointment.””We will do whatever we can to preserve the integrity of the game,” he added.The three players: captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir had been suspended by the ICC on Friday on “various charges,” the body's anti-corruption chief Ronnie Flanagan said. He declined to detail the charges.”We have come to the conclusion that they have a case to answer,” said Flanagan. AGENCIES

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