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September 21, 2010, 11:16 PM GMT+0

The majority of Brits thinks the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman’s claims of match-fixing by the England team are false, our poll reveals.

Chairman Ijaz Butt this week claimed that some members of the English side were paid to lose Friday’s third one day international at The Oval.

However, the British public is unconvinced.

  • Over half (58%) of the population believe rumours to be false
  • Just 17% think that there may be some truth in the claims.

England captain Andrew Strauss (pictured) this week refuted the allegations, saying ‘We are disappointed that our integrity has been brought into question.’ The rumours come following Pakistan’s own trouble regarding match-fixing, which has seen three of its players suspended pending investigation.

Despite mixed feelings from the England team as to whether to continue with the final two matches, the fourth one-dayer went ahead with Pakistan beating England by 38 runs. The series decider will take place on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl cricket ground.

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