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2011 India-Pak World Cup semis fixed: UK newspaper’s sting operation with bookie

2011 India-Pak World Cup semis fixed: UK newspaper's sting operation with bookie

The match-fixing story was revealed by UK’s Sunday Times newspaper.

By CricketCountry Staff


Mumbai: March 12, 2012

 

Allegations of the high-profile World Cup 2011 World Cup semi-final clash between India and Pakistan at Mohali being fixed emerged on Sunday. According to a report in Times of India, an undercover journalist of England’s Sunday Times has taped a conversation with a Delhi-based bookie named Vicky Seth in a sting operation.

 

The bookie has revealed in the conversation that bookies used unnamed Bollywood actress to lure cricketers to fix the most awaited match of the entire championship. The report also added that the game’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), was aware of the involvement of the Bollywood actress – a claim denied by the ICC.

 

The bookie stressed that the amount of money involved in cricket will always be a motivation for illegal activities.

 

Seth further added that English county is becoming a thriving market for fixing matches owing to the lesser scrutiny of the low profile matches played in England’s domestic cricket.

 

The bookie also asserted that huge money is there to be made in Test matches and the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

 

According to statistics revealed by the report, batsmen can earn up to £44,000 for slow scoring and bowlers can earn £50,000 for conceding runs in set patterns, with another £750,000 on the table for a player or official who can guarantee the outcome of a match.

 

In the light of the sting operation, questions and doubts are bound to be raised about certain suspicious happenings, including the reprieving of Sachin Tendulkar four times in that semi-final.

 

The undercover reporter who carried out the sting operation is the one who also exposed three Pakistani cricketers, who were later convicted of “spot-fixing” in a Test match in England in 2010.

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