New Delhi, Oct 9: Pushed to the wall over the India TV revelation about Pakistani umpires involved in matchfixing, a section of Pakistani media today questioned why Indian umpires were not part of the India TV sting.
Writes Dawn, Karachi : ".....Reports in the Pakistani media have questioned the exclusion of Indian umpires from this sting operation, while accusations have been made that it may be an attempt to malign the Pakistani officials."
Pakistani umpires Nadeem Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui were shown in the India TV sting ready to accept money in exchange for giving wrong decisions.
Siddiqui is on Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) elite panel of umpires and has been officiating since 2008.
Ghauri, a former cricketer from Lahore, has officiated five Test matches, four Twenty20 internationals and 43 one-day international matches.
He began his umpiring career in 2000 and last officiated in Pakistan's limited-overs series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates in 2010.
Nadeem Ghauri was openly shown in the conversation over Skype ready to give "favours" to any player the undercover reporter wanted in exchange for money.