LAHORE The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is contemplating legal move against British newspaper 'The Sun for levelling baseless allegations against Pakistan cricketers. The newspaper had claimed the bookies were aware of a certain scoring pattern of the Oval one-day international between Pakistan and England on September 17. The PCBs plan came after the International Cricket Council cleared their players of allegations of wrongdoing during a limited-overs international against England at The Oval. Pakistan had won the Oval contest by 22 runs. Pakistan ODI skipper Shahid Afridi termed the allegations as 'rubbish while PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said the England cricketers had thrown the match, after claiming it was a conspiracy to defraud Pakistan cricket. According to sources, the PCB is in consultation with its British lawyer Elizabeth Robertson about its move of starting legal action against the British newspaper. PCB legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi was quoted by a foreign news agency that he was consulting lawyers in Britain regarding a possible defamation case on behalf of the players. The Sun reported the story in such a crude manner that we think they have a case to answer, Rizvi said. The ICC investigated information passed on by 'The Sun, which suggested a scoring pattern in Pakistans innings was prearranged during the September match, before clearing the players. Rizvi said the PCB had considered legal action from day one. And now with ICC clearing the match, we are looking at the legal field and it is certainly under our serious consideration, he said. Pakistan players were accused of spot fixing during the scandal-filled tour of England, where they also played a Test series against Australia. The ICC suspended three cricketers - Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir - after another British tabloid 'The News of the World accused them of accepting money for bowling predetermined no-balls during the Lords Test match against England. All three appealed their suspensions, but Asif later withdrew his appeal. The ICC will hear appeals from Butt and Amir in Dubai on October 30-31. Earlier this month, the ICC also gave the PCB a deadline of 30 days to shore up their ability to prevent match fixing or face further, unspecified action. The PCB also agreed not to support or defend tainted players. As a result, all the three suspended players have to defend their own cases. The Pakistan team selected for the series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates starting this week had to sign up to a strict code of conduct before leaving for the tour. The series begins with a Twenty20 international later Tuesday at Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council will not re-investigate the Sydney Test between Australia and Pakistan despite reports that it had prior knowledge of suspected fixer Mazhar Majeeds activities. ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said the governing body did not have sufficient evidence to warn the Australian authorities about Majeeds activities during the January series. Australia won the Sydney Test after Pakistan suffered a dramatic collapse and committed several fielding errors. In a sting operation conducted by a British tabloid a some weeks ago, Majeed was shown boasting that the match had been fixed. But Lorgat insisted that the ICC will not launch a re-investigation unless credible evidence comes forward. Weve kept it open, we concluded in the end it was a dysfunctional team, he was quoted by 'ABC channel. Asked whether the ICC should have issued an advisory when it came to know of Majeeds presence in Sydney, Lorgat said, these are leads that we have to follow through and be quite confident before we make allegations and it was the subject of an ongoing investigation and we werent in a position to make any allegations.