Has scoop about (of all things) cricket put VOA in a sticky wicket?

Posted: 03 Mar 2010   Print   Send a link
"The International Cricket Council (ICC) has provided match fixing proves to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) against alleged involvement of wicket keeper Kamran Akmal and medium pacer Rana Naveed-ul-Hasan. ... On investigation, a highly placed official in PCB exclusively told Voice of America on the condition of anonymity that 'the two players were wicket keeper Kamran Akmal and medium pacer Rana Naveed-ul-Hasan'." The News (Karachi), 27 February 2010.
     "The 28 year old Lahore based wicketkeeper/batsman has represented Pakistan on 191 occasions in all forms of the game, but was named on Saturday along with Rana Naved-ul-Hasan by Voice of America as two Pakistani players allegedly involved in match fixing." Asian News International, 1 March 2010.
     "A day after Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt said two players were under investigation for match fixing, the Voice of America television and radio network reported Akmal and Naved-ul-Hasan were the players under scrutiny." ANI, 1 March 2010.
     "'I will be consulting the board and my lawyer also to decide what action to take against the Voice of American for making these false allegations,' the 28-year-old [Kamran Akmal] told the Times of India. ... Kamran and Rana were both named in Pakistan's preliminary squad for next month's Twenty20 World Cup, but Voice of America reported that the Pakistani board had decided the duo would not be in the final squad." Jesse Hogna, The Age (Melbourne), 1 March 2010.
     "The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is seeking an apology from a foreign broadcasting service over its report that two Pakistan cricket team players are involved in match-fixing. A well-placed source in the PCB said on Monday that senior board officials are unhappy with match-fixing accusations against two national team players and have decided to sue Voice of America if it did not apologize for the report." Indo Asian News Service, 1 March 2010.