A video showing Sachin Tendulkar being dropped four times in the semi-final between India and Pakistan on March 30, 2011.

 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating claims that Indian bookmakers are fixing the results of England county games and international fixtures, Britain's Sunday Times reported.

 

The newspaper said it had uncovered evidence that tens of thousands of pounds (dollars) was on offer to players to throw part or all of international matches, including last year's World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan.

 

It cited one Delhi bookmaker boasting that English county cricket was also a “good new market”, as it involved “low-profile matches and nobody monitors them. That's why good money can be made there without any hassle”.

 

According to the report, batsmen can earn up to £44,000 ($69,000) for slow scoring and bowlers can earn £50,000 ($78,000) for conceding runs in set patterns, with £750,000 ($1.2 million) on the table for a player or official who can guarantee the outcome of a match.