Fixing

  • Brendon McCullum has match-fixing evidence 16 hours 9 minutes ago

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's lawyer says the New Zealand cricket captain is determined to give evidence about alleged match-fixing approaches from a former team-mate, believed to be Chris Cairns. McCullum is currently caught in a legal battle, with a High Court injunction put out to stop a newspaper in New Zealand from...
  • Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015 1 week ago

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by match-fixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spot-fixing, have emerged occasionally, tarnishing the image of the gentleman's game. With cricket's biggest extravaganza - the ICC Cricket World Cup - coming up next year in Australia and New...
  • European clubs step up match-fixing prevention September 10, 2014

    Geneva: Europe's top football clubs have been asked to increase their commitment to prevent match-fixing. The European Club Association said it invited 214 members to sign a "Charter on Integrity in Football". The membership includes several clubs which have had officials or players convicted or sanctioned for involvement in fixing cases since...
  • Ex-Premier League player charged in fixing probe September 1, 2014

    London: A former Premier League footballer has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery as part of an ongoing investigation into the fixing of lower-league football matches in England. The National Crime Agency says in a statement that Delroy Facey, a 34-year-old striker, has been charged "on the basis that there...
  • SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI president September 1, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Justice Mukul Mudgal committee to complete its investigation into the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal in two months, while declining BCCI's request to reinstate N Srinivasan as the board's president. SC also allowed the Mudgal committee to file another interim report while giving it the...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal panel submits interim report, SC hearing on Sept 1 August 29, 2014

    The Justice Mukul Mudgal committee probing the Indian Premier League's spot-fixing and betting scandal submitted it's interim report to the Supreme Court on Friday, and the SC will hear the case on September 1. The Mudgal committee submitted its report in a sealed envelope and is likely to seek a two-month...
  • No role in BCCI elections as of now, says Lalit Modi August 28, 2014

    Although relieved at his passport being restored following the Delhi High Court verdict, Lalit Modi said that he "will not have any role to play" in the upcoming BCCI AGM as the Supreme Court-appointed Mukul Mudgal committee has not submitted its report yet. The former IPL chairman also indicated that if...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal committee to submit interim report in SC on Friday August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal will be submitting an interim report on betting and spot-fixing scandal related to IPL-6 on Friday. "The legal counsel will submit the report in Supreme Court on Friday," Mudgal told PTI on Thursday. He however, refused to furnish...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal Committee to meet investigators in Chennai August 26, 2014

    The Mukul Mudgal committee will be meeting police investigators from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai on Wednesday in the Tamil Nadu capital before submitting what could be an interim report to the Supreme Court on the spot fixing and betting scandal that hit the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL). Sources told IANS...
  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was responding to a...
  • New Zealand to impose lengthy jail terms for match-fixing July 31, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand is to slap a seven-year jail term on anyone caught match-fixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under-20 FIFA World Cup next year. The Match-Fixing Bill, introduced to parliament on Thursday (July 31) with unanimous political support, would...
  • HC agrees to hear PIL to declare BCCI as national sports body July 23, 2014

    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...