The latest twist in the spot-fixing saga has come today, with some accusing Pakistan of replacing the coin used for the toss with one which is double-sided. Bookmakers in India have reported huge sums of money being bet on Pakistan to win the toss in each of the limited overs games on the current tour.
The coin is alleged to have been switched by Shahid Afridi in each of the last 6 games, before it was flipped by England captain Andrew Strauss who is believed to be unaware of the situation. Pakistan have won the toss in all but the first T20 game in the limited overs part of the tour. It is being reported that in this game, the coin switch took place, but Afridi forgot to call correctly.
Cricket honcho, Ijaz Butt, gave a statement to the Pakistan Media saying 'This is yet another attempt to slur Pakistan cricket. I have conclusive evidence that, in fact, England have won the toss in each of these games and it is the British media who have made it look as though we have been winning it.' In a later statement given to Five Live, Butt said 'No, no, what I meant was, this guy told me about it and we are currently investigating'.
Nobody from the England camp was available for comment.