Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Tag Archives: match-fixing

Salim Malik asks for cricket ban to be dropped

LAHORE: Former Pakistani cricket captain Salim Malik pleaded with sporting authorities to drop his lifetime ban and allow him the chance to coach. Malik, 57, was found guilty of match fixing after a judicial inquiry in 2000 in a scandal that rocked the cricket-mad nation. Australians Shane Warne, Mark Waugh ...

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Sri Lanka tightens sports betting rules to fight cricket graft

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka introduced tough penalties for match-fixing and tightened sports betting restrictions in a bid to stamp out graft scandals that have dogged the country´s cricket team. Allegations of corruption have plagued Sri Lankan cricket for years, including claims of match-fixing ahead of an international Test against England last ...

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India extends cricket match-fixing crackdown

NEW DELHI: India´s cricket board has extended a match-fixing crackdown to regional leagues after the arrest of a team owner for making illegal bets with a Dubai-based bookie, officials said Wednesday. Ashfaq Ali Thara, owner of a team in the Karnataka Premier League – a state-level Twenty20 competition – was ...

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Sri Lankan cricketers charged for match-fixing

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lankan Test players Nuwan Zoysa and Avishka Gunawardene have been charged with match-fixing and given two weeks to respond, the International Cricket Council announced Friday. The charges against the two cricketers relate to a T10 league played in the United Arab Emirates in December, the ICC said. ...

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IPL match-fixing allegations: Former Indian coach arrested

MUMBAI: Former Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe was arrested, in Indian district Vadodara, in connection with Indian Premier League (IPL) betting charges along with 18 others. The Detection of Crime branch officials arrested Arothe with the betting racket during a raid in his café. DCB arrested 19 persons ...

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Lalit Modi reveals match-fixing incident in IPL 2019

NEW DELHI: Lalit Kumar Modi, the former commissioner of Indian Premier League (IPL) has alleged that match-fixing took place during an IPL match played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He tweeted a video of the match in which DC wicketkeeper Rishbah Pant can be heard on ...

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India top court scraps Sreesanth’s life ban for fixing

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court scrapped cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth life ban for match-fixing on Friday but stopped short of acquitting the paceman. The court said Sreesanth’s long-running case had been badly handled and gave the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) three months to reconsider his punishment. Sreesanth, ...

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Asif was the best fast bowler I ever faced, says Hashim Amla

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s top batsman Hashim Amla considers Pakistan’s former fast bowler Mohammad Asif as the best bowler he ever faced. During an interview, while answering a question, the right-handed batsman said that Asif was not quick with 135km/h speed. “But his accuracy was great because when he used ...

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Jamshed, two alleged match fixers appear in British court

LONDON: A former Test cricketer accused of plotting to fix matches in Pakistan’s Twenty/20 Super League faced court today. Nasir Jamshed is accused of bribery and was charged along with two others after the National Crime Agency probed claims players were offered money to throw games. The 32-year-old left-handed batsman ...

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Danish Kaneria admits fixing guilt at last

LONDON: Pakistan’s Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield after six years of denials, Britain’s Daily Mail reported. Kaneria, who was given a life ban by English cricket chiefs that effectively applied worldwide, said in ...

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