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Friday, November 18, 2011

Match-fixing is not done yet

The match-fixing episodes seem to be tumbling out from everywhere, resembling the malignant cancer cells that one finds in patients. After the Pakistan trio got sentenced, there are bits and pieces of news coming from around the world regarding fixing.

Lord Condon has mentioned of widespread fixing in 1980s and 1990s by all teams, not just the subcontinent teams - he in fact, suspects all international teams of this (mis)action.

Vinod Kambli suspects the 1996 World Cup semi-final was fixed. Though Azharuddin made a big mistake by inserting the opposition in, he has done this earlier as well (remember the Gooch test in England - 333 and 123 from the bat of one man was the end-result).

Similarly, Lalit Modi mentioned recently that he was threatened to fix IPL matches. Unless he complained to anyone, this claim cannot be given the legitimacy as others.

Question to you - Peter Roebuck died a few days after Australia were dismissed for 47 against South Africa in a test match. Did he know anything?
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