Fixing

  • HC agrees to hear PIL to declare BCCI as national sports body 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it can still hear the PIL seeking to declare BCCI a national sports body as the apex court is only dealing with the IPL spot-fixing allegations and related subsequent probe. "The issue of declaring BCCI a national sports federation is not before...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA asks magazine for proof of match-fixing July 2, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has asked a German magazine to provide details of all its conversations with convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal to prove its claim that a World Cup game could have been fixed. FIFA director of security Ralf Mutschke said in a statement read out at a daily briefing...
  • 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...
  • England's Stuart Broad wants life ban for all fixers July 1, 2014

    England all-rounder Stuart Broad called for all those found guilty of match-fixing to be given the same lifetime ban as handed down to former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent on Tuesday. The punishment, which was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, stems from one-day matches that Vincent admitted he...
  • My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat: full statement of the NZ cricketer banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 14 counts of match-fixing. Here's the full text of Vincent's statement: My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I have abused my...
  • Lou Vincent admits to 'cheating', banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 18 counts of match-fixing. Vincent, who played for Lancashire and Sussex in England, has confessed of fixing games in county cricket's limited-overs tournaments...
  • World Cup 2014: Cameroon to investigate match-fixing claims July 1, 2014

    Cameroon are to investigate claims that seven of their players were involved in match-fixing at the World Cup, the country's football federation FECAFOOT said on Monday. FECAFOOT said it had instructed its ethics committee to probe allegations of what it described as "fraud" in their three games in Brazil, particularly a...
  • World Cup 2014: Ghana federation calls in police after fixing sting June 23, 2014

    Ghana's football association says it called in police after being linked to match-fixing in a British media undercover sting. The football body asked Ghana police to "investigate two persons for misrepresenting the GFA with an attempt to defraud." Broadcaster Channel 4 and The Daily Telegraph reported the allegations one day after Ghana...
  • IPL Scandal: Sourav Ganguly joins Mudgal committee investigations June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday joined the investigations of Supreme Court appointed committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal to probe into allegations of betting and spot fixing in the sixth edition of IPL. Ganguly specially flew down here to attend the proceedings as the full committee...
  • Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years June 18, 2014

    Bangladesh cricket authorities banned former captain Mohammad Ashraful for eight years on Wednesday after he was found guilty of match-fixing during a domestic Twenty20 tournament. "He was found guilty of all four charges and is banned from cricket for eight years," said Khademul Islam Chowdhury, the head of a special panel...
  • Pakistan cricketer gets life ban for match-fixing June 18, 2014

    Former Sussex and Pakistan A bowler Naveed Arif has been banned from cricket for life after being found guilty of match-fixing. The decision was announced on Wednesday by the England Cricket Board disciplinary commission. The ECB says Arif pleaded guilty to six breaches of the anti-corruption code in connection with a 40-over...
  • SC denies urgent hearing on plea restraining Srinivasan from contesting for ICC chief post June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a plea by Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) to stop the former BCCI president N Srinivasan from contesting for the ICC chief post. An apex court bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh described as "unfair" that the...
  • Bangladesh says ICC let fixed matches to go ahead June 13, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has accused anti-corruption investigators from the International Cricket Council of allowing a match in a scandal-plagued Twenty20 tournament to go ahead even though it knew it was fixed. A report from a special tribunal set up by the Bangladesh board said the ICC's Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU)...
  • IPL Scandal: Sourav Ganguly joins Justice Mudgal probe panel June 8, 2014

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday joined the Supreme Court-appointed Mudgal committee, which is probing the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, as an expert on cricketing affairs. The panel is headed by retd. Justice Mukul Mudgal and includes advocates L. Nageswara Rao, Niloy Dutta and senior IPS officer B.B. Mishra. "We...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Court orders property attachment process against Dawood May 31, 2014

    A Delhi court on Saturday ordered initiation of proceedings for attachment of properties against underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, his aide Chhota Shakeel and three others, who are absconding, in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal case. The order came after Special Cell of Delhi Police informed the court that non-bailable warrants...
  • Matchfixing claims 'absurd, bizarre, scary', says Chris Cairns May 30, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns reiterated on Friday he was innocent of any involvement in matchfixing and described the accusations against him as "absurd, bizarre and scary". Cairns read out a statement at Auckland airport after returning from London, where he was interviewed at his own request by London...
  • Ponting calls for swift action on corruption in cricket May 29, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has called for swift action on cricket's corruption crisis, saying there is nothing worse for the game than the shadow hanging over it. Ponting said match-fixing and other rumours had circulated for years and he pleaded with the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption watchdog and individual...
  • UEFA, Europol team up to fight match-fixing May 27, 2014

    Nyon: UEFA has signed a working agreement with Europol, which says it is involved in nine investigations of organized crime syndicates linked to match-fixing. Europol director Rob Wainwright says it is supporting police services across Europe in the cases. No details of the investigations were given at a signing ceremony with...
  • Match-fixing scandal sickens Sussex, says manager Mark Robinson May 27, 2014

    Sussex are sickened at being tainted by the match-fixing scandal involving former players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif, manager Mark Robinson admitted on Tuesday. The England and Wales Cricket Board last Thursday charged Vincent and his former Sussex team-mate Arif of Pakistan with fixing the outcome of a 40-over county match...
  • N Srinivasan all set to chair ACC Meeting in Chennai May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board's president-in-exile N Srinivasan is all set to chair a meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in Chennai on Monday. The meeting has been kept a hush-hush affair as the Tamil Nadu strongman refused to divulge any information about it when he was contacted. Sources within...
  • Close to finishing match-fixing probe, says ICC May 24, 2014

    The International Cricket Council said on Saturday that it is close to announcing its findings in a match-fixing case, which shook the game after New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's testimony in the matter was leaked to the media. The furore started after McCullum's statement to the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit...
  • Aditya Verma writes against N Srinivasan to ICC's legal head May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Aditya Verma , the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary and face of the anti N Srinivasan faction, has written a letter to ICC's head of legal affairs Iain Higgins alleging the violation of parent body's 'Code of Ethics' by the Tamil Nadu strongman. In his letter to Higgins,...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal Committee should uncover the guilty May 23, 2014

    Even before the newly expanded Supreme Court's Justice Mudgal Probe Committee gets down to business comes the disturbing news that two players in the ongoing IPL 7 were approached by bookies to throw a match, according to Mr. Sunil Gavaskar who is appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the...
  • Ready to be held accountable: Lou Vincent May 23, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who stands accused of fixing two county matches in England, said he is ready to be held accountable for his actions and has not made a plea bargain to escape tough punishment. In a statement issued through his lawyer Chris Morris, Vincent said he...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for match-fixing in county cricket May 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its Anti-Corruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 - a Twenty20 game...
  • ECB to charge Lou Vincent for alleged match-fixing May 22, 2014

    London: In a first of its kind, former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and his Sussex county team-mate 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...
  • Brendon McCullum vows to continue with investigation May 22, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is standing by his testimony to the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption investigators and will continue to cooperate with them despite the leak of evidence to the media. McCullum told a news conference in Christchurch on Thursday he is disappointed his evidence was now public...
  • Srinivasan moves Supreme Court seeking modification of orders May 21, 2014

    Beleaguered N Srinivasan on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its orders to enable him function as BCCI President for the non-IPL 2014 activities of cricket. Srinivasan has sought modification of apex court's March 28 and May 16 interim orders by which he was restrained from functioning as the...
  • Aditya Verma to file contempt petition against BCCI, Srinivasan May 21, 2014

    The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma on Wednesday said he would file a contempt petition before the Supreme Court against BCCI, N Srinivasan and other important functionaries of the board for allegedly violating an earlier order of the top court. "Being a petitioner of this case, now I...
  • 'Devastated' ICC to probe match-fixing leaks May 21, 2014

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council will investigate how evidence given to a match-fixing probe had been leaked to the media and take action against anyone employed by them if involved, chief executive Dave Richardson said on Wednesday. The latest match-fixing scandal broke last December when New Zealand media reported that three...