The clutches of corruption never seems to elude this beautiful game as cricket finds itself gripped in spot-fixing. The PSL 2016-17 made big news for all the wrong reasons. Two bookies had offered to sell details of rigged periods of play in the ongoing third Ashes Test. The Sydney Morning Herald identified them to be two Indians: one a former state-level cricketer, Sobers Joban and the other an Indian businessman, Priyank Saxena.

In a leaked video released by The Sun, Sobers is seen claiming that the spot-fixing would be done for Australian $ 1,40,000 in sessions, INR 60 lakh for first session and INR 140 lakh for second session, of the third Ashes Test which is underway in Perth. Sobers claims to have played alongside Virat Kohli at state-level for Delhi as well. He also mentioned about being in this business for more than a decade. T20 leagues like IPL and BBL can be fixed as well, admitted Sobers.

He had more revelations to make. Sobers was paid A$ 1,75,000 to bowl a wide in a T20 game. He also explained the signs that indicate a match is fixed: changing of gloves or when a bowler starts with a wide, or stopping at the time of delivery.

Apparently, Saxena and Sobers have sent a mail to Silent Man who is an Australian. Saxena said in the video, I have sent the email to him (the Silent Man), and am waiting for a reply. When I am sure everything is confirmed, then I will pass it on. I have to go to Australia with someone. I ll meet the man, he will tell me the script and the rate.

Who is Sobers Joban?

– He was born in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.

– Sobers played U-19 and U-22 at state-level for Himachal Pradesh

– Sobers first match was way back in 2002 in the Cooch Behar Trophy

– In 2007 he moved to Delhi team and played one CK Nayudu Trophy Under-22 match

– In 2013, he was caught for fake domicile issue. Three IPL players, including Vikramjeet Malik, have landed in trouble for the same.

– Sobers stays in posh area of Vasant Kunj in Delhi.