FIXING IN CRICKET

  • Lou Vincent explains how he succumbed to 'fixing' temptation July 2, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent says he's "a good lad" whose participation in match fixing for which he is banned from cricket for life was like "being dragged into a thick spider web." In an interview with the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday, Vincent said he...
  • ECB to charge Lou Vincent for alleged matchfixing May 22, 2014

    London: In a first of its kind, former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and his Sussex county teammate Naved Arif are set to be charged by the England and Wales Cricket Board for fixing the outcome of a county match in 2011. Vincent, who has already confessed to fixing and has...
  • New Zealand's Chris Cairns denies matchfixing allegations May 20, 2014

    Former Kiwi star Chris Cairns has denied that he is the player who asked Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum to fix games. ...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced April 12, 2014

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International Cricket...
  • Kent's Darren Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe February 26, 2014

    Kent cricketer Darren Stevens has been found not guilty by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal of failing to report an illegal approach while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013. The 37-year-old all-rounder had been charged with two counts of failing to report a corrupt approach while playing for...
  • Two bookies arrested for taking bets on Asia Cup February 26, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The city police on Wednesday arrested two persons for accepting bets on the Sri Lanka-Pakistan cricket match of the ongoing Asia Cup. "Two bookies, Bharat Thakkar and Prakash Thakkar, were arrested from Sola and Bopal areas of the city respectively," said police inspector M A Patel. "We have seized 17 cellphones,...
  • IPL scandal: Srinivasan, Meiyappan appear before Mudgal Committee December 19, 2013

    Chennai: BCCI President N Srinivasan and his soninlaw Gurunath Meiyappan have appeared before the Justice Mudgal Committee in connection with the probe into the IPL spotfixing and betting scandal. It is learnt that former Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Meiyappan handed over a letter to the committee, exercising his right to...
  • I'm 100 per cent in the dark over inquiry, says Chris Cairns December 5, 2013

    Wellington: An emotional Chris Cairns on Thursday said he was "100 per cent in the dark" about the ICC's allegations of match fixing against him and that he would cooperate with the anticorruption unit's investigators to come out clean. New Zealand Cricket was rocked by allegations of match fixing with a...
  • Gilchrist backs Dravid's suggestion of legalising betting in India November 13, 2013

    Bangalore: Australian great Adam Gilchrist on Wednesday supported former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on the subject of legalising betting in India if it helps eradicate corruption in sports. "I support his (Dravid) comments on legalising betting. If it is going to eradicate corruption, it's got to be a positive move,"...
  • PCB to review evidence in Danish Kaneria spot-fixing case September 3, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket officials agreed on Tuesday to review evidence provided by former captain Rashid Latif in his bid to help banned spinner Danish Kaneria. The 32-year-old Kaneria, Pakistan's most successful spinner with 261 Test wickets, was last year banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)...
  • Butt meets PCB to get his spot-fixing ban reduced August 28, 2013

    Karachi: Disgraced former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has met with the anti-corruption and vigilance unit of the national cricket board (PCB) in a bid to get his minimum five-year ban reduced. "I met with the anti-corruption and vigilance officers of the board today and assured them of my full cooperation in...
  • Bangladeshi cricketers deny corruption charges August 27, 2013

    Two Bangladeshi cricketers declared their innocence on Tuesday after confirming they were among those charged with match-fixing following a probe earlier this month by the sport's world body. Paceman Mahbubul Alam and left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain said they would defend themselves against charges of fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL),...
  • Rashid Latif refuses to publicise evidence on Indian bookie August 25, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Rashid Latif has refused to make public any evidence to back his claim that the PCB hosted an alleged Indian bookmaker Anu Bhatt during the national team's 2005-06 series against England and India. Latif said he had the evidence but since the matter was sensitive, he would...
  • Banned Mohammad Asif starts talking to Pakistan board August 19, 2013

    Lahore: Banned Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif on Monday spoke for the first time to the anticorruption and vigilance wing of the cricket board as an initial step towards reviving his career. The 30yearold was banned for seven years, two of them suspended, after being found guilty of spot fixing at...
  • Indian bookmaker Annu Bhatt was PCB's regular guest: Rashid Latif August 18, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former test captain Rashid Latif Saturday made a disclosure about the alleged Indian bookmaker Annu Bhatt named in the Danish Kaneria spot fixing case by the England and Wales Cricket Board. According to Latif, the International Cricket Council (ICC) anticorruption and security unit has yet to prove that Bhatt...
  • Kaneria launches another appeal against ban August 14, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria said on Wednesday he has filed an appeal in a London court against his life ban for spotfixing, vowing to fight on to clear his name. The 32yearold was barred for life last year after an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary panel found him...
  • Apologetic Asif confesses to spotfixing August 14, 2013

    Karachi: Tainted Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif on Wednesday apologised for his role in the 2010 spotfixing scandal, admitting his guilt for the first time and accepting a fiveyear ban. The 30yearold is the last of three players to come out with a confession, after teammates Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir...
  • Banned Amir backs calls to make matchfixing a crime August 9, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir has backed former India captain Rahul Dravid's call to make match fixing a criminal offence. Amir, who was jailed in England for corruption and is also serving a fiveyear ban for spot fixing during a Test match at Lord's in 2010, urged the International...
  • ICC to tap Australia, NZ police to fight World Cup graft July 30, 2013

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will strike agreements with law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand to guard against corruption blighting the 2015 World Cup, chief executive David Richardson told Reuters on Tuesday. Elite cricket has been rocked by a series of corruptionrelated scandals in recent years that have...
  • IPL spotfixing report submitted, BCCI split over it: Sources July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly divided over the Indian Premier League spotfixing report submitted by the twomember inquiry panel, say sources. According to sources there is confusion over spotfixing report submitted to the BCCI. Several BCCI officials are said to be concerned over...
  • Mohammad Asif admits to spotfixing: Report July 25, 2013

    Karachi: Following the footsteps of his fellow banned teammates, Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has also admitted to spot fixing during a meeting with Subhan Ahmad, the Chief Operating Officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board in Lahore. A top source in the PCB told PTI that Asif met Ahmad and confessed...
  • Gibbs, Boje left out in 2000 matchfixing chargesheet July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: 13 years after the matchfixing scandal involving former South African captain Hansie Cronje had rocked the cricket world, Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet in the case in which the names of his compatriot cricketers Herschelle Gibbs and Nicky Boje have been left out. Cronje, who was indicted...
  • Banned Amir might be allowed training facilities July 1, 2013

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has reportedly applied for compensation regarding tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's fiveyear ban. The ICC fivemember committee that has been been appointed to deliberate the matter of Corruption might just consider PCB's plea of allowing Amir to be involved in training facilities under the Board. Amir was...
  • Danish Kaneria bids to overturn life ban April 22, 2013

    London: Pakistan's Danish Kaneria will try to resume his cricket career when he challenges a life ban for spotfixing in London on Monday. But heading into the start of the appeal hearing, doubt remained over whether Mervyn Westfield would give evidence against his former Essex teammate. Legspinner Kaneria was given a...
  • Nadeem Ghouri implicated by PCB Committee: Sources March 17, 2013

    Karachi: Suspended Pakistan umpire Nadeem Ghouri, facing corruption charges, has been found guilty of misconduct and is facing punishment on the recommendations of a PCB probe committee, sources have claimed. Ghouri and another Pakistani umpire Anis Sadiq were suspended by the ICC three months back when an Indian television channel in...
  • Kaneria could benefit if Westfield does not turn up, says lawyer March 15, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistani lawyer for banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has said that if Mervyn Westfield, the prime witness in the spot fixing case, did not show up for the appeal hearing next month, his client could be cleared of the charges against him. Kaneria, who has played 61 Tests...
  • Kaneria's appeal against life ban to resume in April February 17, 2013

    Karachi: Banned legspinner Danish Kaneria's appeal against a life ban will resume on April 22 after it was adjourned by an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary panel in December, the Pakistani player's brother said on Sunday. The hearing on December 10 had to be adjourned after chief witness and...
  • CAS starts hearing on Asif spotfixing ban February 7, 2013

    Lausanne: The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday kicked off an appeal hearing where Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif hopes to overturn a ban imposed for spotfixing. Matthieu Reeb, head of the Swissbased tribunal, said the hearing was due to end at 6:00 pm local time, and that fast bowler...
  • Salman Butt aims for revival of his cricket career February 7, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt on Thursday pleaded for a revival of his cricket career, frozen by a long ban for spotfixing in the infamous Lord's Test against England in 2010. The 28yearold was banned for 10 years, with the possibility of five suspended, for his role in arranging...