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The International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit is investigating cricket match-fixing involving former New Zealand players.
The ICC's anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU) has been in New Zealand during the past four months as part of an investigation into match- and spot-fixing, the New Zealand Herald reported.
It is believed up to three former New Zealand cricketers are involved in fixing that allegedly occurred in more than one country.
"It's a difficult situation," New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White told the Herald. "New Zealand Cricket is aware the ICC is investigating some former New Zealand cricketers.
"Unfortunately, we are not in a position to comment further and all inquiries have to be directed to the ICC."
The probe relates to historic games featuring international stars, the Herald reported.
Players involved could face bans from cricket ranging from a few years to life, depending on the level of co-operation with the ICC.
The ICC's anti-corruption and security unit's Australasian head, John Rhodes, is involved in the inquiry.
An ICC representative told the Herald: "The ICC does not comment on any anti-corruption or ACSU activities taking place," and repeated a "we don't comment at all" line when asked if New Zealanders were involved.
The allegations of New Zealand players being involved first came via Delhi bookmaker Vicky Seth in a 2012 sting story in London's Sunday Times.
According to the Sunday Times the match fixers had boasted about recruiting players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh in order to throw international games.