MATCH FIXING

  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera named in match-fixing case December 15, 2014

    Madrid: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabriel "Gabi" Fernandez were named Monday as suspects in a match-fixing probe launched by Spain's state prosecutor. They were identified when the prosecutor issued an official complaint and asked the judiciary to investigate officials and players linked to football clubs Zaragoza...
  • Match-fixers to face up to seven years in prison in New Zealand December 4, 2014

    People convicted of sports match-fixing in New Zealand will face up to seven years in prison under new legislation passed by the country's government on Thursday. The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill was part of a raft of measures introduced by New Zealand's government in the past 12 months in an effort...
  • Salman Butt hopes for comeback after ICC revises anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned former Test captain Salman Butt has not given up hopes of a comeback to cricket after the ICC revised its anti-corruption code and left the responsibility of pleading cases for banned players to the home Boards. "I am sure Pakistan Cricket Board will deal with our cases in...
  • Is Sachin Tendulkar right or wrong in avoiding match-fixing issue in his book? November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar may have invited criticism for skirting the match-fixing issue that rocked Indian cricket in 2000 in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way' but eminent lawyers have backed the icon saying it was the "prerogative of a celebrity like him to express himself in a manner he...
  • Italian tennis player admits to match-fixing, more players to be questioned November 7, 2014

    Italian Daniele Bracciali has made 'partial admissions' during interrogation that could see prosecutors investigating match-fixing in tennis summon other players, including retired Swede Tomas Nydahl, reports in Italy said on Thursday. Bracciali and his occasional doubles partner Potito Starace are being investigated for corruption after intercepted internet conversations claiming they sold...
  • I didn't know, so didn't comment in book: Tendulkar on fixing November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has shied away from touching on perhaps the darkest phase in Indian cricket - the match-fixing scandal - in his much-awaited autobiography, saying he chose to skirt the issue as it would have been "unwise" to comment on things he was not fully aware of. Speaking to a...
  • Brendon McCullum has matchfixing evidence September 18, 2014

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's lawyer says the New Zealand cricket captain is determined to give evidence about alleged matchfixing approaches from a former teammate, 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 September 11, 2014

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by matchfixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spotfixing, 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 matchfixing prevention September 10, 2014

    Geneva: Europe's top football clubs have been asked to increase their commitment to prevent matchfixing. 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...
  • 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 matchfixing July 31, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand is to slap a sevenyear jail term on anyone caught matchfixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under20 FIFA World Cup next year. The MatchFixing Bill, introduced to parliament on Thursday (July 31) with unanimous political support, would...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA asks magazine for proof of matchfixing July 2, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has asked a German magazine to provide details of all its conversations with convicted matchfixer 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 allrounder Stuart Broad called for all those found guilty of matchfixing 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 oneday 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 matchfixing. 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 matchfixing. Vincent, who played for Lancashire and Sussex in England, has confessed of fixing games in county cricket's limitedovers tournaments...
  • World Cup 2014: Cameroon to investigate matchfixing claims July 1, 2014

    Cameroon are to investigate claims that seven of their players were involved in matchfixing 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...
  • 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 matchfixing 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 matchfixing June 18, 2014

    Former Sussex and Pakistan A bowler Naveed Arif has been banned from cricket for life after being found guilty of matchfixing. The decision was announced on Wednesday by the England Cricket Board disciplinary commission. The ECB says Arif pleaded guilty to six breaches of the anticorruption code in connection with a 40over...
  • 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 matchfixing and other rumours had circulated for years and he pleaded with the International Cricket Council's anticorruption watchdog and individual...
  • Matchfixing scandal sickens Sussex, says manager Mark Robinson May 27, 2014

    Sussex are sickened at being tainted by the matchfixing 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 teammate Arif of Pakistan with fixing the outcome of a 40over county match...
  • Close to finishing matchfixing probe, says ICC May 24, 2014

    The International Cricket Council said on Saturday that it is close to announcing its findings in a matchfixing 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 AntiCorruption and Security Unit...
  • 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...
  • 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 anticorruption 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...
  • 'Devastated' ICC to probe matchfixing leaks May 21, 2014

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council will investigate how evidence given to a matchfixing 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 matchfixing scandal broke last December when New Zealand media reported that three...
  • 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. ...
  • Chris Cairns denies he's alleged matchfixing kingpin May 20, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand great Chris Cairns on Tuesday denied he is alleged matchfixing kingpin "Player X", instead blaming "dark forces" for placing him at the centre of an International Cricket Council investigation. Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum and former batsman Lou Vincent have both told ICC investigators that Player X...
  • New Zealand confirm Auckland Aces matches under scrutiny May 15, 2014

    New Zealand Cricket has confirmed matches played by an Auckland Twenty20 team at the 2012 Champions Trophy in South Africa are the subject of an International Cricket Council investigation into matchfixing. Chief executive David White told a news conference in Auckland on Thursday that New Zealand had been informed by the...
  • Match fixing: Players need to be vigilant, says Rahul Dravid May 7, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals' mentor Rahul Dravid expressed happiness that no spotfixing or matchfixing controversy has happened till now in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, but said the players need to keep their eyes and ears open all the time. "It's good that no such incident (match fixing) has surfaced...