AndhraNews.net
Home » Features » Cricket » 2010 Lord Test Match Cricket betting / Spot Fixing Scandal

2010 Lord Test Match Cricket betting / Spot Fixing Scandal


About 2010 Lord Test Match Cricket betting / Spot Fixing Scandal

2010 Lord Test Match Cricket betting / Spot Fixing Scandal in News

Developments on September 23, 2010

Strauss urges ICC to act decisively against corruption
England skipper Andrew Strauss has urged the International Cricket Council that never again should the shadow of corruption be allowed to harm the game of cricket, as Pakistan cricket was embroiled in another controversy after pacer Shoaib Akhtar was caught on camera tampering with the ball. ANI

Lahore High Court dismisses 'high treason' petition against 'spot-fixing' cricketers
The Lahore High Court has dismissed a petition against Pakistani cricket players allegedly involved in the spot-fixing, as none of them have been proved to be guilty so far. ANI

'Spot-fixers' have high chances of coming out clean: Pak High Commission
The Pakistan High Commission in London has told the Pakistan government that chances of players coming out clean from the spot-fixing allegations are high, as the Royal Prosecution judging the strength of the case against cricketers is not dealing with those allegations, but is instead looking into any players involvement into defrauding bookies. ANI

Pak 'spot fixers' got caught in battle between legal and illegal bookies: Aamir Sohail
Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail has given the spot-fixing controversy engulfing the Pakistani team a new twist, by claiming that it was due to a battle between two gambling giants. ANI

Shoaib Akhtar again caught on camera tampering with ball
Pakistan cricket was embroiled in another controversy after pacer Shoaib Akhtar was caught on camera tampering with the ball during Englands Rose Bowl win on Wednesday. ANI

Vaughan wants legal action over Butt's England match throwing claims
Enraged by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butts England match throwing remark, the countrys former cricket captain Michael Vaughan has urged the English teams current captain Andrew Strauss to take legal action against Butt in this regard. ANI

Developments on September 22, 2010

Pak Sports Minister vows action against anyone found guilty of spot-fixing
Pakistan Sports Minister Ijaz Jakhrani has vowed to take strong action against anyone in the team found guilty of spot-fixing, in the investigation being conducted by Scotland Yard. ANI

Zaheer Abbas vouches for clean and fair England cricketers
Former Pakistan cricket captain Zaheer Abbas has applauded clean and fair England for continuing the ODI series with Pakistan, even after controversial remarks by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt and a string of spot-fixing allegations against the visiting team. ANI

England threatens to take legal action against PCB chief Butt
The England and Wales Cricket Board has threatened to take legal action against Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt unless he apologises for accusing England of losing a game. ANI

ICC's anti-corruption unit probing Oz-Pak match fixing suspect
The International Cricket Councils Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is investigating calls allegedly made by a Pakistani suspect, whose name is being withheld for now, to fix a Test match between Pakistan and Australia in the United Kingdom. ANI

Developments on September 21, 2010

Match-fixing allegations have tarnished cricket's reputation: Ponting
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting on Tuesday accepting that the ongoing match-fixing imbroglio has tarnished the reputation of cricket as a clean sport urged the players to maintain the clean reputation of the sport by maintaining their performances. ANI

Pak-UK relations 'on solid ground' despite cricket-fixing row: Pak envoy to UK
Pakistans High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Wajid Hasan, has said that the relations between Pakistan and Britain would not be damaged by the cricket-fixing row. ANI

Butt's England match throwing remark hara-kiri tantamount to suicide: Former chiefs
Pakistans Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has come under stinging criticism from his predecessors for accusing the English players of throwing a match for an enormous amount of cash. ANI

Former PCB chief claims all cricket-playing nations involved in match-fixing
In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal rocking Pakistan, former chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)- Arif Abbasi- has claimed that all cricket-playing nations are somehow involved in match-fixing. ANI

Asif's ex-girlfriend says got death threats after speaking out on match-fixing
The former girlfriend of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, actress Veena Malik, has said that she has received death threats after speaking out about the match-fixing scandal.eena revealed that she received a terrifying email after handing evidence of Asifs dealings with an Indian bookie to the International Cricket Council (ICC). ANI

Former PCB chief claims all cricket-playing nations involved in match-fixing
In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal rocking Pakistan, former chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)- Arif Abbasi- has claimed that all cricket-playing nations are somehow involved in match-fixing. ANI

Now, ICC investigating Pakistan-Australia Lord's Test following fresh fixing allegations
The International Cricket Council (ICC)s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) is reportedly investigating the Lords Test between Pakistan and Australia played in July. ANI

'Livid' PCB boss Butt accuses ECB of being 'biased' against Pak in spot-fixing scam
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has accused the England and Wales Cricket Board of being biased in the spot-fixing investigation that has engulfed the Pakistan team, and has threatened to sue those behind the sinister conspiracy. ANI

PCB boss Butt denies accusing England of 'throwing' fixed match at Oval
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has denied accusing the English players of being involved in match-fixing, after earlier suggesting that they may have thrown a one-day international match for an enormous amount of cash. ANI

Trott-Riaz pre-match altercation 'closed matter', says ECB chief
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive David Collier has said that the pre-match altercation between England batsman Jonathan Trott and Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz was now a closed matter. ANI

Developments on September 20, 2010

Strauss insists series against Pak must go on despite new corruption claims
England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has said that the series against Pakistan must go on despite new corruption claims about bookies having details of innings before it began. ANI

Weak PCB responsible for 'spot-fixing' scandal: Pak Sports Minister
Pakistani Sports Minister Ijaz Jakhrani believes that a weak Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is responsible for the spot-fixing scandal which has rocked the national teams tour of England. ANI

Latif blames ICC for not sharing spot-fixing scandal information with PCB
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has blamed the International Cricket Council (ICC) for its lack of coordination with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), saying that the sports governing body should have shared information over the latest spot-fixing allegations. ANI

'Banned' Rana says 'spot-fixing' scandal delaying chances of his comeback
Pakistans banned all-rounder Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has blamed the spot-fixing scandal for the delay in his hearing, and said that the row was affecting his chances of a making a comeback. ANI

Match fixing allegations have damaged cricket's image: Ponting
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has urged the International Cricket Council to deal with the latest allegations of match fixing expediently, as it is battering the image of game. ANI

Strauss says its 'now or never' for ICC to rid cricket of 'match-fixing'
England captain Andrew Strauss has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to stand up and lead the game following fresh spot-fixing allegations. ANI

ICC plans to install CCTVs, have code breakers in dressing room
The International Cricket Council is planning to install CCTVs in dressing rooms and bring in specialist code-breakers following the outbreak of the spot-fixing scandal involving the Pakistan team. ANI

Pak will shortly reveal 'spot-fixing' scandal mastermind: PCB chief
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has claimed that the national team has been unfairly targeted in the spot-fixing scandal, and said that he will name the mastermind behind the controversy. We will shortly reveal the people, bodies and parties involved in this sinister conspiracy, The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Butt, as saying. ANI

Ex-Pak cricketers slam PCB over fresh 'spot-fixing' allegations
Former Pakistan cricketers have expressed disappointment over fresh spot-fixing allegations against the national team, and said that the disorganised structure of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was to blame for all the controversies. ANI

Developments on September 19, 2010

Andy Flower admits spot-fixing controversy affecting England-Pak ties
In the wake of spot-fixing controversy, England cricket coach Andy Flower has admitted that relations between the England and Pakistan have been adversely affected by the events of the past month. ANI

Now, a UK intelligence unit to target corrupt sportspersons
The British Government has pushed through plans of constituting a new intelligence unit in a bid to target international gangsters and corrupt sportspersons, following the latest spot-fixing revelations involving the Pakistan cricket team. ANI

ICC probing third Pak-England ODI amid 'go-slow' allegations
The International Cricket Council has launched an inquiry into the third one-day match between Pakistan and England at The Oval, following allegations that the visiting team was involved in low and slow scoring, as fixed by an illegal betting syndicate. ANI

'England not involved in match fixing probe', says ICC
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that no England player or manager is involved in the latest round of corruption allegations. ANI

'My team won't be influenced by Indian bookmakers,' says Ponting
Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting has said that he will not allow his squad to be exposed to or be influenced by Indian bookmakers. ANI

Spot-fixing: PCB denies receiving information on Scotland Yard's initial evidence
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has denied receiving any information from Scotland Yard on the initial evidence on the spot-fixing allegations against three Pakistan cricketers, which it has passed on to the Crown Prosecutors Office in London. ANI

Spot-fixing: 39th and 40th overs of third Pak-England ODI under scrutiny
The International Cricket Councils investigations over spot-fixing allegations during the third one-day international between England and Pakistan at the Oval are believed to be focussing on two consecutive overs in the later part of the innings. ANI

Developments on September 18, 2010

Spot-fixing: Pak envoy denies writing complaint-letter about PCB to Zardari
Pakistans High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan has refuted reports that he had written a letter of complaint to President Asif Zardari about the failure of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in effectively tackling the spot-fixing issue, which led to the suspension of three of their players. ANI

Pakistan cricket 'spot-fixing' file handed over to UK Crown Prosecution Service
Scotland Yard has said that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will now consider evidence that there was a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers during the recently held England-Pakistan Test series. ANI

ICC launches match-fixing probe into third England-Pak ODI
International Cricket Council chiefs have launched an investigation into alleged match fixing during Englands third one-day match against Pakistan. ANI

Developments on September 17, 2010

Essex cricketer charged with 'conspiracy to defraud' in match fixing claim
Former Essex County cricketer Mervyn Westfield has been charged with conspiracy to defraud for his role in an alleged rigged County match last year. ANI

PCB failed to effectively tackle spot-fixing issue: Pak envoy
Pakistans High Commissioner in London- Wajid Shamsul Hassan- has told President Asif Ali Zardari in a letter about the failure of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in effectively tackling the spot-fixing issue. ANI

Pak FIA denies investigating Lord's Test 'spot-fixing' scandal
Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will take no part in probing the three players allegedly involved in the Lords Test spot-fixing scandal, officials have said. ANI

Developments on September 16, 2010

Kiwi umpires at Lord's Test 'knew' Amir's 'no-ball' was deliberate, but just a tactic
New Zealand umpire Tony Hill has said that he suspected Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir bowled a deliberate no ball during the Lords Test against England, but only to unsettle in-form Jonathan Trott. ANI

Spot-fixing: PCB boss Butt to meet ICC chief Pawar today
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt is scheduled to meet the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Sharad Pawar today in India. ANI

Developments on September 15, 2010

Pakistan may face isolation from world cricket over spot-fixing allegations
The spot-fixing scandal, that has rocked Pakistan, has prompted some mixed but blunt reactions from the cricket world, and the risk of facing isolation from the cricket world looms in front of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). ANI

Developments on September 14, 2010

Amir mulling revealing all about Lord's Test 'spot-fixing' scandal
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir is reportedly contemplating co-operating with police and International Cricket Council investigators in the spot-fixing scandal which has rocked the game of cricket. ANI

ICC should investigate Amir's first-ball wide in Lord's Test: Adviser
An International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption unit adviser and a senior betting industry expert has urged the governing body to investigate the first-ball wide from Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Amir in the tarnished Lords Test against England. ANI

Developments on September 12, 2010

Pak coach Younis insists Riaz available for remaining ODIs against England
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has insisted that fast bowler Wahab Riaz is available for matches despite the revelation that he is the under the scanner for spot-fixing. ANI

Developments on September 11, 2010

Amir blew chances of 100,000-pound Yorkshire deal due to 'spot-fixing' scandal
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has blown away the chance of a 100,000 pound deal with Yorkshire due to the Lords Test spot-fixing scandal. ANI

'Fixed' cricket matches are 'scripted like movies or plays': Latif
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has claimed that there are players from all Test nations involved in spot-fixing, and said that some matches are scripted like movies. ANI

ICC has wherewithal to combat corruption, says ex-London police chief
Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord Stevens has backed the International Cricket Council (ICC) to stamp out corruption which has been plaguing the game of cricket. ANI

Developments on September 10, 2010

Cricket will recover from match fixing, other controversies: Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss has said that he is not concerned about the future of cricket, and believes the match fixing scam involving Pakistani players, will not cause irreversible damage to the sport. ANI

Pak 'spot-fixing' trio leaving UK today on 'return to assist' undertaking
Scotland Yard has said that Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, who are currently embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal, will leave Britain today. ANI

PCB makes clearance of players' agents by board mandatory
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it mandatory for all its players to get their agents cleared by the board before September 30, 2010, and has warned that not complying with the guidelines would make the player ineligible for domestic as well as international game events. ANI

Match fixing is a cancer for cricket: Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss has described the latest match-fixing scandal as a cancer in the game of cricket. ANI

Tillakaratne Dilshan under ICC scanner for meeting bookie in UK nightclub
Batting star Tillakaratne Dilshan is the Sri Lankan player named in a Sri Lankan cricket board report to the ICCs Anti-Corruption Unit last year after he was allegedly spotted with a suspected illegal bookmaker in a London nightclub. ANI

Pak fast bowler Riaz to be questioned over 'spot-fixing' allegations
Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz would be questioned by Scotland Yard detectives on Tuesday in connection with the spot-fixing allegations against the team. ANI

Developments on September 9, 2010

Hayden urges cricketers to 'choose integrity and fight corruption'
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden has called on cricketers to make a strong stand against corruption. ANI

Oz tour to India can provide healing touch to match fixing controversy: Lawson
Former Australian fast bowler and ex-coach of the Pakistan cricket team Geoff Lawson has said Australias upcoming tour of India could provide the much needed healing touch to the match-fixing controversy engulfing world cricket, courtesy Pakistans cricketers. ANI

Pak has 'amazing' talent to replace tainted trio: Vettori
New Zealand captain Dan Vettori believes that even if Pakistan lose several players to lengthy bans over the spot-fixing allegations, it would not take long for others to fill in the void. ANI

Flower says Pak match-fixing claims has soured England's summer of success
England cricket team coach Andy Flower has admitted that the gloomy atmosphere generated by the Pakistan spot-fixing allegations has undermined his sides achievements. ANI

PCB boss Butt booed by angry fans at Lahore airport
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ijaz Butt, was booed by angry cricket fans, as he emerged from Lahore airport in his first public appearance since the spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Essex police clear Kaneria over betting allegations
Pakistan and Essex leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been given a clean chit by the Essex Police, who were investigating his role in an alleged rigged County match last season. ANI

Now, England's T20 World Cup triumph comes under match fixing scanner
Englands triumph in the World Twenty20 is sensationally the latest event to come under the match-fixing microscope. ANI

Mani blasts PCB's 'stubborn' stance over taking action against tainted trio
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Ehsan Mani has criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of being stubborn with regard to taking action against the three players embroiled in the ongoing spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Spot-fixing: Asif may seek 'asylum' in Britain fearing backlash in Pak
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, one of the three cricketers at the centre of the spot-fixing scandal, is mulling over making a claim for political asylum in Britain to avoid going back to his country, where fans are said to have acutely reacted to the allegations. ANI

Developments on September 8, 2010

Actress Neetu Chandra denies links with tainted Pak cricketer Asif
Actress Neetu Chandras publicist, Dale Bhagwagar, on Wednesday denied that she had any links with tainted Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif. ANI

Spot fixing: Ex-ICC chief Mani slams PCB for not suspending tainted trio immediately
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should have promptly suspended the tainted players-Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer - after they were allegedly accused of spot fixing during the Lords Test against England, said former International Cricket Council president Ehsan Mani. ANI

Cricket is a 'runaway train', impossible to clean completely: Hayden
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has said it is practically impossible to completely eradicate corruption from the game of cricket. ANI

Pak cricketers lack grooming, hence missing out on game's riches
A professional cricket career is seen in Pakistan as an escape route into a world of glamour, celebrity and untold riches, but the recent revelations of match fixing and spot fixing by Pakistani cricketers, is likely to have an adverse impact, feel experts and agents. ANI

Afridi still optimistic of World Cup 2011 glory despite match-fixing turmoil
Pakistani cricket may be going through a period of great turmoil and uncertainty after the spot-fixing allegations, but the teams one-day captain, Shahid Afridi, is quite optimistic that the entire squad will be available for the World Cup 2011. ANI

Pak slumps to lowest ever total in T20 in six wicket thrashing by England
England won the Twenty20 series against Pakistan by winning their second match by six wickets after the tourists suffered the embarrassment of being dismissed for 89. ANI

Developments on September 7, 2010

Now leading batsman under match fixing cloud during IPL
After the reported involvement of Pakistani players in match fixing, another allegation has surfaced involving a leading batsman who had to be moved up the order to prevent him manipulating Indian Premier League matches. ANI

ICC toothless in handling corruption in cricket, says Latif
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has questioned the International Cricket Council (ICC)s ability of handling corruption in the game, and said that tougher laws were needed to counter the menace. ANI

ICC orders Butt, Akmal to hand over mobile records during Asia Cup
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly ordered Pakistan captain Salman Butt and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal to hand over their mobile telephone records for investigation into possible spot-fixing during the Asia Cup in June. ANI

Pak official says Aamer should not get age benefit in 'spot-fixing' probe
Mohammad Aamer should not get any benefit of age, if the 18-year old is proved guilty of spot-fixing, Pakistan Cricket Boards associate manager, Shafqat Rana said. ANI

ICC to probe 'suspicious' Sydney Test, Kamran Akmal prime suspect
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has re-opened the controversial Sydney Test case, and Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is believed to be their primary suspect. ANI

Developments on September 6, 2010

Pakistanis being made to trust 'tainted' trio despite dodgy grounds: Editorial
An editorial in a leading Pakistani newspaper reckons that authorities handling the spot-fixing scandal in England are favouring a lot of misguided patriotism. ANI

Asian cricket betting rings directly funding al-Qaida terrorism
Shady Asian cricket betting rings are reported to be directly funding al-Qaida terrorism. ANI

Spot fixing: ICC's ACU to question Pak batsman Yasir Hameed
The International Cricket Councils (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit is likely to interview Pakistani batsman Yasir Hameed as part of its match-fixing investigation, even as his team mates have questioned his reliability as a witness on Sunday. ANI

Punter says 'Pakistan have won the toss and decided to bet'
England cricket fans used Sundays Twenty20 clash between England and Pakistan to taunt Pakistani cricketers in Cardiff about spot-fixing allegations. ANI

Crowe raises spot fixing doubts on New Zealand-Pakistan series
New Zealand cricket team may have been exposed to spot-fixing long before the alleged betting and corruption scandal of the England-Pakistan series were revealed, according to Black Caps legend Martin Crowe. ANI

Yasir Hameed is about 30 or 31, but mentally is 15 or 16: Afridi
Pakistan ODI and Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi has said that Yasir Hameed has the mind of a teenager despite being 30-31 years of age, after the opener allegedly told an undercover journalist that his teammates were corrupt and had constantly fixed games. ANI

More 'rotten eggs' in Pak cricket, says Mohammad Zahid
Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Zahid feels that there are more corrupt Pakistani players who need to be investigated by the International Cricket Council (ICC)s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). ANI

Pak fans still hoping to watch 'good and fair cricket'
Many Pakistani cricket fans who turned up at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff for Sundays Twenty20 match against England insisted that despite the spot-fixing scandal which has engulfed the sport, they still had hopes of watching good and fair cricket. ANI

Pak parliamentarian says cricket must not suffer due to corruption
A Pakistani parliamentarian has said that it was the right decision to continue with the national cricket teams tour of England despite the embarrassment caused by a 150,000-pound spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Spot-fixing: PCB chief Ijaz Butt cancels Cardiff trip after fresh disclosures
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt cancelled his scheduled visit to Cardiff for the two Twenty20 matches against England following more revelations about the spot-fixing scam looming over the national team. ANI

'Pak cricket has suffered the greatest setback', says Imran Khan
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan reckons that the latest revelations in the 150,000-pound spot-fixing scandal would further damage cricket in the country. ANI

Developments on September 5, 2010

Spot fixing scandal: ICC to give Pak players a chance to present their case
International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar clarified here on Sunday that the three tainted Pakistani cricketers had not been punished by the world cricket body for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing and they would get a chance to present their case. ANI

Lifetime ban for tainted cricketers, if found guilty: Pak High Commissioner
Pakistans High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan has suggested lifetime ban from cricket for the three Pakistani cricketers accused of spot-fixing, if found guilty. ANI

Match fixer Majeed checked deal room before predicting Pak n-balls
Spot fixer Majeed is said to have insisted on walking around the room to check there was nobody else there when was close to accepting the deal offered by the News of The World (NOTW) team masquerading as representatives of a Middle East business consortium seeking to sign Pakistan cricketers. ANI

Spot-fixing: British tabloid claims to shatter ludicrous claims of Pak envoy
The British tabloid, which unearthed a 150,000 pound spot-fixing scandal, has said that it can shatter the ludicrous claims of Pakistans High Commissioner to the UK, Wajid Hasan, that his countrys cricketers were victims of a set up. ANI

British lawmakers to pay more for food, drinks in Parliament
Cheap food and drink may no longer be available to British lawmakers with Prime Minister David Cameron deciding to cut down on taxpayer-funded subsidies. ANI

Spot-fixing: Majeed's texts could help nail Pak cricketers
A British tabloid has revealed that a trail of texts could help Scotland Yard nail London-based bookie Mazher Majeed and the Pakistani cricketers accused in a 150,000 pound spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Confidential information about 'fixing' must stay private: Lee's agent
Australian fast bowler Brett Lees agent Neil Maxwell has said he was dismayed when information provided by his client and fellow Australian players, which was supposed to be confidential, was released by the ICCs anti-corruption unit. ANI

Betting market deal with Channel Nine 'a part of business': Taylor
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has defended the practice of advertising fluctuations in the betting market during Channel Nine broadcasts as business. ANI

England hopeful about winning against Pakistan
Englands Twenty20 captain, Paul Collingwood, has said that his team will give its best to win the series opener against Pakistan. ANI

Fix players' wages to rid of corruption from cricket: Canadian investigator
Canadian investigator and author Declan Hill believes that low wages given to Pakistans cricketers is the main reason behind the spot-fixing scandal hitting the game. ANI

Spot fixing: Probe into controversial MCG match likely
The chairman of the International Cricket Councils anti-corruption and security unit, Ronnie Flanagan, has said that ICC could widen its probe into the alleged spot-fixing scandal, to cover the controversial Twenty20 match between Pakistan and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) last summer. ANI

Strong decisions required to eradicate corruption from cricket: Collingwood
England Twenty20 captain Paul Collingwood has urged the authorities to take strong decisions to eradicate corruption from the sport. ANI

Majeed reveals you have to kiss Afridi's ae every day to manage him
During his conversation with a News of The World (NOTW) team that was masquerading as a business conglomerate from the Middle East seeking to hire Pakistans cricketers for a tournament on lucrative terms, millionaire-cum match fixer Mazhar Majeed revealed that Pakistan one-day captain Shahid Afridi was one man that needed to be kept out because he was a difficult customer to please. ANI

UK cops recover tainted 15K pounds from Butt's hotel room
British police have found between 10,000 pounds and 15,000 pounds in cash in team captain Salman Butts hotel room, which they are claiming was part of the 150,000 pounds handed to cricket fixer Mazhar Majeed by a News of the World undercover team last week. ANI

ICC probing fourth player over spot fixing claims
The International Cricket Council (ICC), crickets world governing body, is investigating a fourth player over match-fixing claims. ANI

Butt, Amir behaved cheekily before Sydney Test in January, match under suspicion of being fixed
Australias dramatic win over Pakistan in Januarys Sydney Test is now suspected to be the result of a fix. ANI

Spot fixing case: Clarke unhappy about it, but says cricket will survive it
Australian cricket team vice-captain Michael Clarke says he doesnt like what he sees affecting the game he loves so much. ANI

Oz coach Nielsen worried for cricket's future, says he reported suspect behaviour
Australian cricket team coach Tim Nielsen has revealed that he has in the past reported suspect behaviour to the team management, and declared that young players are particularly vulnerable to corrupting influences. ANI

Shamed match-fixing trio have built huge fortunes
The three shamed Pakistani cricketers have built an affluent life for themselves. ANI

Spot fixing case: Ex-Pak skipper Rameez Raja labels Butt a liar
Former Pakistan cricket captain and Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Ramiz Raja has accused suspended skipper Salman Butt of being a liar in connection with the latest spot fixing scam. ANI

PCB, Pak High Commission, team management call emergency meet
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Pakistans High Commissioner to the UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, and members of team management have reportedly called an emergency meeting in London following fresh revelations made by a British tabloid. ANI

Strauss must be fully focused on ODIs with Pak: Benaud
Former Australian cricket captain and noted commentator Richie Benaud has said that England captain Andrew Strauss would do himself a favour by concentrating solely on the well-being and winning capabilities of his team. ANI

Afridi to Pak players: Don't read News of The World
Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has banned his players from reading the News of the World. ANI

Spot fixing case: England veterans hope ICC is lenient with Mohammad Aamer
Former England cricket captain Michael Atherton has said that there is an air of disbelief and shock in veteran cricketer circles about young Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamer being one of the accused in the latest spot fixing scandal to hit world cricket. ANI

Sri Lankan player under ICC anti-corruption unit spotlight
The International Cricket Council (ICC)s anti-corruption unit has reportedly been monitoring the activities of a leading Sri Lankan player since the Twenty20 World Cup in England last year. ANI

'Spot-fixing' not confined to Pak cricket, operates out of Mumbai: Imran Khan
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan fears that the menace of spot-fixing might be going on uninterrupted in many countries, and was not just a problem confined to Pakistan cricket. ANI

Spot fixing: Pak cricketers hit by 23 charges
The three Pakistan players in the dock for spot fixing - Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir-have been hit with a staggering 23 charges after a News of the World (NOTW) undercover investigation. ANI

Pak batsman Hameed denies accusing teammates of match fixing
Pakistan batsman Yasir Hameed has denied reports of having told an undercover journalist that his teammates were corrupt and had constantly fixed games. ANI

Ban 'spot-fixers' for life, says Vettori
Calling for extreme steps to defend the spirit of the game, New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has said that life bans should be imposed on the three Pakistan players if the spot-fixing- charges against them are proved. ANI

'Spot-fixing' scandal may hit Pak's tour of New Zealand: Vaughan
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief Justin Vaughan feels that people may not be interested in Pakistans upcoming tour due to the recent spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Developments on September 4, 2010

Tainted Pak cricketers admit having received money from bookie Majeed, says PCB
The three Pakistani cricketers under the scanner for spot-fixing, have admitted before the Scotland Yard inquiry that the British currency recovered from their hotel rooms was actually given to them by bookie Mazhar Majeed. ANI

Captaincy amidst spot-fixing scandal a 'big challenge': Afridi
Pakistan Twenty20 and ODI captain Shahid Afridi insists that leading his side in the upcoming five-match ODI series against England would be the biggest challenge of his career. ANI

All match-fixers are answerable to Dawood Ibrahim, claims top Pak bookie
A Pakistani bookmaker has revealed that most of the bookies involved in match-fixing are ultimately answerable to Indias most wanted man, Karachi-based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. ANI

Ehsan Mani slams PCB, Pak High Commission's role in 'spot-fixing' scandal
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Ehsan Mani has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board for its handling of the spot-fixing scandal. ANI

ICC withdraws Asif and Amir's names from annual awards list
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has withdrawn the names of suspended Pakistan fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir from its annual awards list. ANI

Pak call up Shafiq, Irfan to replace suspended trio for England ODI series
The Pakistan team has replaced spot-fixing accused trio with batsman Asad Shafiq and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for the five- match ODI series against England, to be played from September 10-22. ANI

'Shocked' Trott says 'spot fixing' scandal should not tarnish his Lord's heroics
Jonathan Trott, who hit 184 and shared a world record eighth-wicket stand of 332 with Stuart Broad in the Lords Test against Pakistan, admits that he is sickened by match fixing allegations. ANI

Butt's snap in driver's seat of Majeed's Aston Martin proves his proximity
A photograph taken outside the Pakistan teams London hotel in July, shows Salman Butt in the drivers seat of the Aston Martin DB9 belonging to Mazhar Majeed, giving an indication that the suspended Test skipper and his agent have a close relationship. ANI

Criminal charges on trio unlikely in 'spot-fixing' scandal: Former PCB chief
Former Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that criminal charges are unlikely to be upheld against captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, who are embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal. ANI

ICC may probe 'suspicious' Sydney Test between Australia-Pakistan
The International Cricket Council could widen its investigations into the allegations against Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aamir and Salman Butt whom it suspended late Thursday, to cover last years contentious Test match played between Pakistan against Australia in Sydney. ANI

PCB's failure to take action 'forced' ICC to suspend players: Former selectors
The failure of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take action against the three players accused of spot-fixing forced the International Cricket Council (ICC) to intervene by suspending them, former selectors have said. ANI

Cricket will survive 'spot-fixing' scandal: Flower
England coach Andy Flower is confident that cricket will survive the spot-fixing scandal engulfing the visiting Pakistan team. ANI

Pak manager urges scandal-hit team to stay strong
Pakistan manager Yawar Saeed has urged his spot-fixing scandal-hit squad to stay strong and ride the pressure for the remainder of the tour of England. ANI

Developments on September 3, 2010

Shafiq, Irfan to replace 'tainted' trio in Pak ODI squad
Pakistan has called batsman Asad Shafiq and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan to replace the suspended Test skipper Salman Butt, fast bowlers Mohammad Amir, and Mohammad Asif. ANI

Spot fixing: Pak envoy slams ICC for suspending players facing police probe
Pakistans High Commissioner to Britain has attacked the International Cricket Council (ICC) for suspending three Pakistan cricket team players, who are at the center of spot-fixing allegations. ANI

Take appropriate action against players guilty of fixing: Tendulkar
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who joined the Indian Air Force as a Group Captain, said on Friday that the International Cricket Council should thoroughly investigate the match fixing scandal involving three Pakistani players and take action against the guilty. ANI

Pak envoy to UK launches diatribe against ICC suspension of 'tainted' players
Pakistans Ambassador to UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, has slammed the International Cricket Council for suspending the three players accused of spot-fixing in the Lords Test against England. ANI

Cricket serial offender Pakistan should be thrown out
An analysis in the Herald Sun has opined that Pakistan is a serial offender when it comes to playing the gentlemens game of cricket, and that it is time to crack the whip and throw all cheats of that country out. ANI

Pak rookie Shahzaib Hasan looking to establish himself in international cricket
Pakistan batsman Shahzaib Hasan, who scored a century in the tour match against Somerset, has expressed hope that he would be given an opportunity to establish himself as a regular opener in the national team. ANI

Mixed reaction in Pak over decision to drop 'tainted' cricket trio
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)s decision to drop captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif -the three players accused of spot-fixing- from the tour of England, has received a mixed reaction from former cricketers. ANI

Spot fixing case: Strauss, Collingwood comfortable with Pak players out of tour party
England Players Union chief Angus Porter has revealed that captain Andrew Strauss, Twenty20 skipper Paul Collingwood and the rest of the squad were desperate to see that the three Pakistan players Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer did not to play for their side for the rest of the tour following the leveling of spot fixing charges against them. ANI

PCB, Pak High Commission in UK preparing strong defence for 'tainted' players
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in UK is reportedly working with a team of legal experts to prepare a strong defence for the tainted players embroiled in the spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Now, Pak selector says 'spot-fixing' players 'innocent till proven guilty'
Pakistan selector Mohammad Ilyas insists that the PCBs decision to drop captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif does not prove that they are guilty of the charges leveled against them. ANI

'Spot-fixing' cash trail leads to Salman Butt
Cash used in the 150,000-pound Lords Test betting scandal has been reportedly found in the belongings of Pakistan skipper Salman Butt. ANI

ICC charges three Pakistan players under Anti-Corruption Code
The International Cricket Council has charged three Pakistan players with various offences under Article 2 of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code for Players and Player Support Personnel relating to alleged irregular behavior during, and in relation to, the fourth Test between England and Pakistan at Lords last month. ANI

Cricket Australia gives go ahead to betting during Ashes
Cricket Australia has given the green signal to cricket betting during the Ashes this summer, despite the controversy of betting corruption scandals rocking the cricket world. ANI

Developments on September 2, 2010

Pak cricketers at centre of illegal betting allegations are innocent: Hasan
Pakistans High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan said on Thursday that the three Pakistani cricketers at the centre of illegal betting allegations are innocent. ANI

'European bookies not involved in Lord's Test spot-fixing scam'
The body that monitors betting patterns in Europe has said that none of the bookmakers that it regulates were involved in the Lords Test spot-fixing scandal. ANI

'Tainted' Butt, Asif and Aamir dropped from Pak squad for Twenty20, ODIs
Pakistan has dropped Test skipper Salman Butt, fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir from the Twenty20 and one-day series against England under pressure from the ICC and England Cricket Board. ANI

Afridi trying to lift Pak team's morale following 'spot-fixing' allegations
Pakistan Twenty20 and one-day captain Shahid Afridi has said that he is looking forward to lift the morale of his squad following the allegations of spot-fixing against three of the players. ANI

Match-fixing cloud hangs over Kiwis historic 1994 win against Pak
New Zealands Test win over Pakistan in 1994 has come under the scanner following the recent match-fixing allegations levelled against Pakistani players during their England tour. ANI

Pak team sponsor cancels deal with scandal-hit Amir
Sporting equipment manufacturer BoomBoom has suspended its relationship with spot-fixing scandal-hit Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir. ANI

'Spot fixing suspect' Asif dumped from Malayalam film
Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif, who is under scrutiny for spot-fixing allegations in England, has been dropped from a Malayalam movie, its director has said. ANI

Pak 'spot-fixers' may face England in ODI series if not 'charged': PCB boss
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has said that the three Pakistan cricketers facing spot-fixing allegations could face England in the ODI series as long as they are not charged. ANI

Australian state considering ban on cricket match bets involving Pakistan
The Australian state of Victoria is reportedly urging all gaming and gambling regulators to consider banning bets on all cricket matches involving Pakistan. ANI

Warne calls for life ban on tainted Pak players
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has said that the Pakistani players, including captain Salman Butt, should face a life ban if found guilty of being involved in the Lords Test spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Developments on September 1, 2010

Australian sport far from incorruptible
Eight years after disgraced South African captain Hansie Cronje plummeted to his tragic death, crickets corruption is about as well concealed as Merv Hughess moustache. ANI

Ban 'tainted' Pak players from international cricket for life, says ex-Kiwi skipper Reid
Former New Zealand skipper and match referee John Reid wants Pakistan to be thrown out of international cricket for alleged involvement of some its players in match fixing scandals. ANI

Watson blasts ICC anti corruption unit for its inability to act against match-fixers
Australian opener Shane Watson has criticized the International Cricket Councils anti corruption unit over its inability to act against match-fixers, after Pakistani fast bowlers were alleged to have bowled pre-arranged no-balls in the Lords Test against England. ANI

UK police probing blizzard of phone calls linked to spot fixer Majeed
British investigators are reportedly examining a blizzard of telephone calls to and from British tycoon-cum-cricket spot fixer Mazhar Majeed. ANI

New Zealand based bookie to take bets during Pak tour despite fixing furore
A New Zealand based bookmaker has said that all the normal cricket betting options would be available, even those open to manipulation, during Pakistans tour to the country this summer, despite some Pakistani players being probed for match fixing. ANI

Amir's coach, brother claim he is innocent
A former mentor and a brother of young Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir have both proclaimed his innocence after British police questioned him on spot-fixing allegations following a newspaper sting. ANI

Basit Ali demands disbanding of ICC's anti corruption unit in present format
Former Pakistani cricketer Basit Ali has called for disbanding the International Cricket Councils Anti Corruption Unit in its present format over its ineffectiveness. ANI

'Spot fixer' Majeed rearrested over money laundering charges
British Customs officers have arrested cricket match fixer Mazher Majeed again on charges of being involved in a money laundering racket. ANI

Butt, Amir and Asif claim spot fixing allegations are part of conspiracy
Pakistan Test skipper Salman Butt, and fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif have claimed that spot fixing allegations are part of a conspiracy against them. ANI

Ramiz fears bad company may have led to Amir's spot fixing predicament
Defending young fast bowler Mohammad Amir, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has expressed sympathy for him, saying that the greater blame lay with the men who had led him astray so early in his career. ANI

Developments on August 31, 2010

English Bowler Graeme Swann said the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan must go on as scheduled, despite the alleged involvement of Pakistani players in a betting scandal.

Brit MP Khalid Mahmood warns cricket scandal could hit aid appeals for Pak flood victims
A British Member of Parliament, Khalid Mahmood, has warned that the cricket spot fixing scandal could affect aid for the victims of floods that have ravaged Pakistan, and added that it is absolutely the worst thing that could have happened now. ANI

Pak betting scam: Cops says UK bookies have netted over 25m pounds
Investigating agencies believe the cricket match-rigging scandal in England involving four Pakistani cricketers has made over 25 million pounds for shady betting syndicates. ANI

Pak politician calls for exemplary punishment for players if found guilty of spot-fixing
Pakistani parliamentarian Gul Muhammad Lot has said that if found guilty, the cricketers allegedly involved in the Lords Test spot-fixing scandal should be given exemplary punishment for showing dishonesty with the nation. ANI

Betting scandal could affect Pak side during upcoming New Zealand tour
The betting scandal charge levelled against four Pakistani cricketers could in all probability dent the composition of the side for their next tour of New Zealand later in the year. ANI

ICC CEO Lorgat wants prompt, decisive action against Pak cricketers
International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Haroon Lorgat wants a prompt and decisive action to be taken against the four Pakistani cricketers if the betting scandal involving them is proved correct. ANI

Cricket's corruption to probe reprieve of Ponting as part of betting probe
Crickets corruption police is to examine whether Australian skipper Ricky Ponting had his career saved by a Pakistan blunder as part of an ongoing probe into a spot betting fix. ANI

Younus Khan likely to join 'scandal-hit' Pak team for England ODIs
Pakistan batsman Younus Khan has reportedly been given the green-signal by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to join the national team for the five-match one-day series against England. ANI

Pakistan will not suspend 'spot-fixing' accused players without proof: PCB
Pakistan will not suspend any player being investigated over allegations of spot-fixing, during the Lords Test against England, without proof of wrongdoing, Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt has said. ANI

Lahore High Court issues notice to PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt over match fixing
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday issued a notice to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt in a case re

Comment on this story

Share