KARACHI (Agencies) - The cricket community in Pakistan has lashed out at ICC president Sharad Pawar and the BCCI for their refusals to investigate claims by former India player Vinod Kambli that the 1996 World Cup semifinal against Sri Lanka may have been fixed. "This is a former India player making a serious accusation and yet even Sharad Pawar in his capacity as ICC president has dismissed the issue outright which is strange," Rashid Latif said. "I don't see what is wrong in holding an investigation even if Kambli has come out with claims after 15 years. If there was no hanky panky in the match what has the BCCI or Pawar have to fear," Latif said. Pawar had earlier said that that if Kambli was a honest and committed cricketer, he should have told about everything he knew then, but he kept quiet. The BCCI also said that they didn't see any need to take the allegations by Kambli seriously and would not investigate his accusations. He said the quick reaction of the Indian board and Pawar only showed just how other boards were not willing to accept their players could be involved in corruption and this was not a problem restricted to Pakistan. Former captain, Moin Khan also expressed surprise at the BCCI and ICC's reaction. He said while Kambli's decision to come out with his allegations was questionable but at the same time they were serious allegations and could not be ignored.