Views on the alleged involvement of Pakistani players in a betting scam entered extreme realm yesterday; where as chairman of a UK commission Rick Parry said that there is insufficient evidence to press charges against alleged fixer Mazhar Majeed, who was caught on camera accepting money, set up to investigate gambling-related threat of corruption in sport.

Unless the News of the World placed a bet which would be highly unlikely because in so doing they would have carried out a criminal act, then there does not appear to be any betting activity at all associated with these particular allegations, he said.

It is also stated that the video footage which shows him predicting three no-balls which were eventually bowled by Pakistan pacers Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif, would not be sufficient to nail him.

Pakistan will play a warm-up game against Somerset in Taunton on Thursday before a seven-match one-day series against England starts with a Twenty20 match in Cardiff on Sunday.