Cricket hit again by Match-Fixing allegations!

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Published on: Mar 12, 2012

A UK Newspaper through its sting operations suggests that match fixing and spot fixing is still going on especially in English County. The story from them also suggests that the India-Pakistan World Cup Semi-Final was also fixed!

An undercover investigation from Sunday Times, a UK newspaper has once again brought the ghost of match fixing in the limelight! Through a sting operation, the UK newspaper claims that Indian based bookies are actively fixing English county games and even international matches. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken note of this sensational story coming in the Sunday Times and is expected to come up with an inquiry.

Caught on camera in the sting operation is a Delhi based bookie who claims that "tens of thousands of pounds are on offer to fix matches, typically £44,000 ($70,000) to batsmen for slow scoring; £50,000 ($80,000) for bowlers who concede runs; and as much as £750,000 ($1.2m) to players or officials who can guarantee the outcome of a match."

ICC will have to look into these fixing allegations!The sensational news is that even the India Vs Pakistan, ICC World Cup 2011 Match at Mohali was also fixed! Although there were plenty of stories like this coming before and after this match last year, all of those vanished in thin air because of lack of evidence. Now again this match is in news because of the latest sting operation in the Sunday Times, which suggests that it was perhaps fixed.

What is new is that it’s learnt that Bollywood beauties are now engaged by the bookies to honeytrap the players of different countries to lure them into the illegal activities. According to claims from the Delhi bookie, fixing is rampant in the various English county games, which are of low profile and are usually not under the serious scanner of the anti-corruption bodies. It could be plain boasting from the bookie as well as he said that he could fix even Test Matches, ODIs and T20Is along with the money-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) and the latest Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

The bookies caught in the sting operation seem to suggest that players from various countries have been influenced by the bookies to indulge in match and spot fixing. The ICC has been in a tough spot to steer cricket from the dirty fixing incidents. Cricket was hit by match-fixing scandals in early 2000 with big names like Hansie Cronje, Mohammad Azharuddin, Salim Malik and others found guilty.

The last year saw ‘spot-fixing’ come into light for the first time, which resulted in three Pakistan players Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif going to jail! Last month saw a 23-year-old Mervyn Westfield getting jailed for indulging in spot-fixing in English county. Danish Kaneria, Pakistan’s leg-spinner was also alleged to have been part of the spot-fixing deals in the English county games. And currently, there is a libel case going on in the London High Court between Chris Cairns and the former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi who had tweeted that the former was involved in match fixing in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL).

Do you believe that even the rich and well-paid Indian Cricketers indulge in match-fixing?
A UK Newspaper through its sting operations suggests that match fixing and spot fixing is still going on especially in English County. The story from them also suggests that the India-Pakistan World Cup Semi-Final was also fixed!.
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    • Sagar Dav Roodrono....they cnt do that ...pak do that
      4 hours ago ·
    • Subhrasundar Adhikarino there is no indian player under suspence.i personally suspect mr. younis khan for his innigs and his drop catches.
      4 hours ago ·
    • Raja UsamaIndia iz h0me fo bo0keis,
      4 hours ago ·
    • Raja UsamaEven gambhir n raina ki tow videos b e, bollywo0d actress b include e,
      4 hours ago · · 1
    • Muhammad Sarfraz Ayoubyes.., why not..
      Indian players r not bhagwan.., i have no offence with indian players.., i like indian team..but itx a fact that money can change ur religion too.., so it can change ur mind too...
      4 hours ago · · 1
    • Uttam SinhaNot indian al pakistani are bookies
      3 hours ago ·
    • Hamid AliYes india also. If hansy crone can then india also. 1996 semi final fixed as per vinod. Recent claim is also is proof of that. Azhar u din was also.
      3 hours ago · · 1
    • Hamid AliAgree with sarfaraz comment.
      3 hours ago ·
    • Devesh ChaubeHar 2 saal me pakistan ki poori team change hote rehti hai, saala 2003 WC k baad sabko nikal dia tha, 2 players abhi bhi jail mein pade hai england ki...jab dekho azhrudin aur ajay jadeja ka naam lete hai...tumhare match fixers aur ball temperers ka naam ka list banaya to 11-11 players ki 4 team hi ban jaegi asia cup k liye
      about an hour ago · · 1
    • Sohail Ahmadha ha ha no doubt ufcourse. . . Bcz money makes the go
    • Devesh ChaubeAgar 2011WC ka semifinal fixed tha bhi to bhi Indian team ko toh kisine achcha khel k jeetne k paise nhi diye honge, paise to pakistaniyon ne liye honge harne k liye...Imaan naam ki cheez to hai nhi aur nahi apne fans k feeling ki kadar..aur pak fans unke liye fb aur youtube pe duniya se besharmon jaise ladte rehte hai
    • Sohail Ahmado devesh . . . Apni grls ku pehli sanbhalu sari paki ki tarap bhagti hai
    • Devesh ChaubePakistan ki poori team har jagah se mila k jitna kamati hogi na usse 10 times jyada india ka ek ek player sirf BCCI aur IPL se kama leta hai leave aside d advertisements n sponsorships. Paiso k liye desh ko bechnewale aur religion change karne wale bas paki hai saale
    • Devesh ChaubePoore world ne dekha kitna bada no ball dala tha asif ne paison k liye eng k samne aur kaise simple simple catches chodte hai wo log.
    • Sohail Ahmado o davish dunya me sub ziada rap india me hoti hai. . . Hum pathan sirf weapon janti hai bus s s . . Ist weapon than bat . . .undstand
    • Sohail Ahmadha ha jub india wali ati hai unku rap karti hai bilkul
    • Sohail Ahmadaik ku karachi me parsou rap kia tha us india k jasus ku. . .
    • Devesh ChaubeInd v/s Pak match me na hath phaila k paise mangega kisi bookie se poora pakistan team aur haar k return pakistan jaake india v/s srilanka k final pe betting karenge bhadve saale, yehi aukat hai pakistan team ki.
    • Sohail Ahmado o o devesh today pathan is the hero of the world. . . All world fear frm pathan. . . Pathan beat america the super power. . .
    • Ajay Kulkarnithere might be some.. but i dont think they will indulge in such activities... when they are earning millions of bucks thru ipl, and other ads

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