Tag: Fixing

Waqar urges end to talk of fixing

COLOMBO - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis Wednesday insisted the World Cup was clean and urged an end to talk about match-fixing in cricket. His comments come after Sri Lankan state TV channel ITN speculated over whether Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera may have changed the game by getting out cheaply in their team's defeat against Pakistan.
The station added a local businessman had placed an $18,000 bet on Sri Lanka losing the game. Sri Lanka's cricket authorities angrily

Cup format encourages fixing: Latif

MUMBAI - Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan captain who blew the whistle on cricket corruption eight years ago, fears that the current World Cup format encourages fixing. Latif said that the 14-team line-up at the Feb 19-April 2 event in the subcontinent in which six teams have little of no chance of winning, opens the door to corruption on the back of bribes from illegal subcontinental bookmakers.
"It is obvious that the real competition will only start from the quarter-final

Miandad asks banned trio to expose fixing mafia

LAHORE - Former Test captain Javed Miandad has urged the banned trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to expose the people involved in illegal betting and corruption in international cricket. Miandad, who is the director-general cricket in the Pakistan Cricket Board, said he felt saddened by the damage done to the image of Pakistan cricket.
"I am hurt by the damage caused to our cricket and our image by the sanctions imposed on Salman, Asif and Amir, but it is not

Zulqarnain asks ICC to make public fixing evidence

LAHORE - Just minutes after an independent tribunal of the ICC slapped bans on three cricketers, Zulqarnain Haider was once again to be found on his Facebook and had something to say. Haider, who left Pakistan team in UAE was of the view that the ICC should make public the evidence.
He wrote: "pakistan k players pe ban saboot pure dunya ke media p aane chaie take kise ke pure dunya main himat na ho match fixxing krne ke take wo kabi apne mulk ko na beche (the ICC should bring out

Players, ICC hold breath as fixing verdict looms

NEW DELHI - Much more will be at stake on Saturday than just three careers when lawyer Michael Beloff reads the verdict of an independent anti-corruption tribunal in Doha on cheating allegations facing three Pakistan cricketers.
The three-member tribunal heard the case against Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif last month for more than 45 hours spread over six days, poring over oral and written testimonies, watching video recordings and listening to tapes and forensic

ICC promises full disclosure of fixing investigations

DUBAI - ICC chief executive Harron Lorgat Saturday said that all the details of the Pakistan spot-fixing investigation will be revealed once the verdict is announced on February 5.
The six-day tribunal in Doha concluded without a final decision and it was revealed two Tests were now under scrutiny. The key development over those days, where information was scarce and carefully controlled, was the charges brought against Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt in relation to

Butt admits impossible to eliminate fixing

LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt has admitted that complete eradication of the spot-fixing is next to impossible. "To control the spot-fixing, especially prior to its happening, is almost impossible not only for the PCB but for the ICC as well", said Ijaz in a television interview.
"It has to be an all out effort from all concerned to ensure that such wrongdoing does not occur in the future", the PCB chairman added. On the measures taken by the PCB to eradicate

Butt likely to bear the brunt in fixing fiasco

LAHORE: Pakistan's suspended Test captain Salman Butt could face a seven-year ban and teammates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer could get two-year bans if charges are proven against them in the next month's hearing of the ICC's anti-corruption tribunal in Doha. Reports from ICC sources say that case against Butt was strong and he could likely be banned and slapped heavy financial penalty. Reports of his ban has come at a time when Aitzaz Ahsan, a leading lawyers, withdrew from the

Keep mum on fixing issue, PCB tells officials

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued stern directives to the national team and team management to refrain from making comments on the scandalous issue of match-fixing.
It has been learnt the PCB clearly directed team manager Intikhab ALam, coach Waqar Younis and captain Shahid Afridi not to talk on the issue and if there was a question posed before them they should avoid commenting on the subject. Pakistan has been at the centre of attention in the cricketing world

Farhat suing Mazhar over fixing claims

LAHORE: Pakistan opener Imran Farhat has decided to serve legal notice on bookmaker Mazhar Majeed, who has named four more players as being involved in spot-fixing in a video footage released by a private news television channel.
Farhat, one of the four named, said he was appalled by the bookmaker's claims. "I just don't know what to say. Neither is he my agent nor have I ever been involved in such things," Farhat said.
The left-handed opener was named along with Umar Akmal,

Zulqarnain offers to help ICC eradicate ‘fixing’

LAHORE: Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider has offered to work with the International Cricket Council to eradicate the menace of match-fixing from the game. Haider said that any player involved in match-fixing should be banned for life and offered his complete help to end the corruption from cricket.
"If the International Cricket Council wants to eradicate corruption from the game, it should start tapping the telephonic conversations of suspected players and monitor their

Raina involved in fixing, ICC and BCCI remain silent

A British newspaper has revealed that Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has had links with a bookmaker. A Sri Lankan security expert who was deputed to look after the security of the Indian team during their tour of Sri Lanka earlier this year exposed Raina's links to the bookies.
CCTV Cameras installed at the Indian team hotel showed that on more than one night Raina was in the company of a woman known to be an associate of a man allegedly linked to a bookmaker. A