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“The International Cricket Council (ICC) will investigate the purpose of Indian model Leena Kapoor’s alleged visit to Sri Lanka, it is learnt here. According to the sources, the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) will be liasioning with the Mumbai police and try to find out whether she has been keeping contacts with any Sri Lankan players”.  It said


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Asad Rauf, the ICC’s Elite Panel Pakistani umpire, is willing to give DNA tests. Speaking exclusviely over telephone from Lahore, he said, “If the Indian model (leena Kapoor) is claiming that I had ever sex with her, let the dna tests prove it”.

“In my more than 25-years of marriage life with Lubna, I have remained faithful to her”, the 56-year-old Rauf, the father of two sons, Fahad and Zaid added.
The umpire, however, didn’t rule out his meeting with Leena Kapoor. “I don’t deny my picure with her. As a fan she requested me to be with her”.

“She wanted to use my contacts to appear in the “Big Boss” TV reality show. She was desperate and wanted to appear in the show by any way. But, the show’s organisers said that they do not accept entries via recommendations/references, so I ended contact with her [Kapoor],” he said.

“I have been working with the ICC for ten years and could not buy my own luxurious flat (he claims to have a small flat in Lahore), how could I have promised a flat, and that too in city like Mumbai, where the prices are rocket-high”.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will investigate the purpose of Indian model Leena Kapoor’s alleged visit to Sri Lanka, it is learnt here. According to the sources, the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) will be liasioning with the Mumbai police and try to find out whether she has been keeping contacts with any Sri Lankan players.

The model, Leena Kapoor, in her written complaint to a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), had alleged that she had met the former cricketer in Sri Lanka a few months back after which they spent a few days together.

Recently, The Sunday Times carried out a sting operation on a Delhi based bookie based on some allegations that the ICC World Cup 2011 semi-final between India and Pakistan was fixed. In its claim, a Hindi film actress, Nupur Mehta was indicated to have been used to lure cricketers.

“I have forwarded her complaint to the Versowa police station and directed the department to record her statement”, the DCP, Pratap Dighavkar said. “Both parties involved in this case will be called for recording the statement”, he further said.

Rauf’s immediate ICC assignment is likely to be in the forthcoming ODI’s between Pakistan and Australia in UAE. He may be asked to officiate also in India’s matches against England later this year.

“An Indian model, Leena Kapoor has been seeking “cheap publicity”,Asad Rauf said. “What more can you expect from her ?”, he concluded. (Pakistan Observer)


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  • rahul Thursday, 16 August 2012 08:54 AM

    Every country is soveresign. Don't hide behind that word to cover up dirty acts. This Leena's masala is becoming more interesting than the cricket itself.

    ikiboy Friday, 17 August 2012 03:54 AM

    seems like a tip catch....refer to the third umpire

    fact u fact u Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:02 AM

    Is India winning matches like this by using their models.

    sach Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:20 AM

    “In my more than 25-years of marriage life with Lubna, I have remained faithful to her”, the 56-year-old Rauf,

    yeah we can see that from the pics. They are no way close to what cricketers take with their fans

    Jeevan Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:17 AM

    Nobody is clean!

    sach Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:09 AM

    how come it has any relevance to this article. If u were being sarcastic, it was poor sarcasm.

    MH Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:20 AM

    Networking ha

    ChamaraJ Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:08 AM

    Any players could be drawn in to match fixing as it clearly is not only for monitory gains. Bookies have become very smart and uses beautiful girls to attract the players...we should not be surprised even if the spouses and the family members are also approached by these people, with the ultimate objective of getting the player to agree....people can now bet for each ball that is delivered or each stroke a batsman would play....so all 11 players does not have to be involved for bookies to start their operation...Also, imagine, if Sri Lanka won the last world cup, what would have happened to the IPL that year, which was to start soon after the Cricket WC......the owners of IPL clubs are richer beyond our wildest dreams.....so, lets take a ball park figure of US$ 10 million.....This is pocket change for people like Vijay Mallaya but, convert it to SL Rupees, and…boy…we are talking in excess of a Billion......I am not implying anything here...but just food for thought.......

    Ahmed nadja Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:04 AM

    Indians and indian whores destroy the spirit of cricket. Sri lanka should inspect the visiting visas from all indian models and actresses…

    lalith Thursday, 16 August 2012 06:57 AM

    y cant she be involved with indian players?

    hmm Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:56 AM

    i can guess who you are talking about :D

    Appuwa Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:52 AM

    All indian players are clean and corruption free.

    ANURA Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:40 AM

    ICC should investigate all these allegations including the corruption within SLC involving top ranking officials.

    Arun Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:30 AM

    Indian Models=Trouble

    Habeeb Ur Rahuman Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:00 AM

    India is becoming a big headache for the region. In every aspect the RAW is playing a big role distrupt other regional countries. May be this is a trick to get involeved some Sri Lankan players before T20 worldcup....

    Nero Thursday, 16 August 2012 06:53 AM

    Sri Lanka is a sovereign country. No one can investigate Sri Lanka. All Sri Lanka citizen are corruption free.

    Nodrog Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:01 AM

    Generally Lankan cricketers are clean but a couple of them are suspect. Hope they're not involved in this fiasco.


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