Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fixing a Cricket Match

British police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers following reports of match-fixing in an ongoing cricket match between England and Pakistan.
Police questioned members of the Pakistani team late on Saturday over allegations by the News of the World newspaper that some members of the team were involved in cheating in the fourth and final Test at Lord's.

"Following information received from the News of the World we have arrested a 35-year-old-man on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers," a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police told AFP news agency.
News of the World, the UK's biggest-selling newspaper, said it has secretly filmed footage that proves Pakistani players took money to deliberately make mistakes during the match.

It alleged that two Pakistani bowlers, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif, delivered three no-balls to order.

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If you are brainless enough to bet on a sport as deadly dull as Cricket, you deserve to be fleeced. Seriously gentle reader, consuming a vat of wallpaper paste is much more fun than watching a Cricket match. And after almost two hundred years the Cricket playing nations of the world still have not got the game right; they are still testing it out.
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