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The net closes in on the ex-Pakistan captain over the '99 Old Trafford Cup match even as more charges crop up

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Martin Hawkins, the ACU's senior investigator, told Outlook as much from London. "There is compelling circumstantial evidence. I cannot discuss the lines of enquiry as it is very important for the ACU to maintain some discretion," he said. However, other ACU sources say the investigations were being carried out to ensure the "game is not tainted henceforth" and that Akram does not exercise any influence in any official cricketing body.

The ICC has also decided to deploy three anti-corruption officials besides several observers in the forthcoming India-Pakistan series, concerned as it is that match-fixers may become "active" again. "The stakes are very high in India-Pakistan matches. So we have to take the utmost care. We are not making any allegations against anyone but given the past record we are suspicious," says an ICC official.

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