Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt on Wednesday travelled to India for meetings with the head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the spot-fixing scandal, reports said.
Butt was due to meet ICC president Sharad Pawar on Thursday, a source was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency.
Pakistan players Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt have written to the ICC saying they would defend themselves over disciplinary action brought against them, their lawyers confirmed this week.
Pakistan’s tour of England has been overshadowed by newspaper allegations of a betting scam involving no-balls being deliberately bowled in the fourth Test against England at Lord’s last month.
The claims, published in the News of the World, led to the suspension of Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Aamer and Asif by the ICC.
According to the ICC Code of Conduct, the suspended players have 40 days from receipt of the charges until a hearing takes place, except in exceptional circumstances and with the agreement of both parties.
No official confirmation of Ijaz Butt’s visit to India or planned meetings with Pawar was immediately available.