Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Tag Archives: match-fixing

Umar Akmal claims was offered money to miss matches against India

LAHORE: Pakistan right-handed batsman Umar Akmal has claimed that he was offered money to miss matches against India in previous World Cups and two deliveries during a match. In an interview, the batsman claimed he was offered $200,000 to miss two deliveries during a World Cup match. “In 2015 World ...

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Sri Lanka cricket chief hits back at Ranatunga

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket chief on Thursday lambasted former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga for casting a corruption shadow over the country’s 2011 World Cup defeat and in turn questioned Ranatunga’s actions as a player. Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said Ranatunga, who captained the country to its 1996 World Cup ...

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Ashwin and Gibbs Involved in a War of Words

CAPE TOWN/NEW DELHI:  Oh Twitter, you never cease to disappoint. Former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs found himself the victim of an unexpected attack from Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday. Ashwin, who was a part of India’s Test squad in the recently-completed three-match series in South Africa, posted a picture ...

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Sri Lanka cricket cleared of match-fixing allegations, board says

COLOMBO: Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday the sport’s global governing body had found no evidence of wrongdoing against it following allegations of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. The board said the International Cricket Council (ICC) had failed to uncover evidence of graft during an investigation into explosive accusations levelled ...

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Zulqarnain Haider demands security amid death threats

DUBAI: The controversial wicket-keeper batsman Zulqarnain Haider has created yet another controversy with claims of fixing in first installment of T10 league in Dubai. “Fixing offers were hurled at me in Dubai. I request army chief to provide security as fixers are issuing death threats”, asserted Haider. In his social ...

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Captain Sarfraz turns down offer from a bookmaker

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmad has been approached by bookie for match-fixing which he turned down. According to sources, the Pakistani captain told Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials about the offer. He also reported it to PCB Anti Corruption Unit and security head, Colonel Azam in Lahore. The bookie is ...

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Sarfraz Nawaz meets British Crime Agency officials

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has had a two-hour meeting with the investigators of National Crime Agency (NCA) in Britain to discuss alleged corruption in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which recently resulted in investigations against cricketers Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed ...

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Ranatunga claims 2011 World Cup final against India was fixed

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country´s 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing. Ranatunga, 53, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said he was shocked by Sri Lanka´s six-wicket defeat in the final at ...

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Javed Miandad demands death penalty for match-fixers

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and legend cricketer Javed Miandad hates the ugly match-fixing aspect of cricket with a passion, so much so that he has suggested a very extreme deterrence technique. The 59-year-old believes those found guilty of corrupting the gentleman’s game should be made an example out of and ...

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Leicestershire replaces Sharjeel with Ronchi for T20 blast

LONDON: New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi is to replace Sharjeel Khan as one of Leicestershire’s overseas players in English county cricket’s Twenty20 Blast following the Pakistan batsman’s domestic suspension for match-fixing, it emerged Wednesday. Both Sharjeel and Khalid Latif were suspended and then charged last month by the Pakistan Cricket Board ...

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