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Almagro takes Nadal’s spot

Nicolas Almagro will replace Rafael Nadal in the field for this week’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition event. The world number 11 has agreed to fill in for Nadal, who has been

Spot fixing threatens integrity of modern game

Any comfortable assumptions that world cricket has largely eradicated corruption after the shock of the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal are challenged in a disturbing new book investigating India’s illegal bookmaking underworld. In

Spot the difference?

Twitter is launching a new-look that it hopes will encourage more people to flock to the site – but the new, picture-heavy feel takes the site even further from its text-only roots,

Butt and Amir appeals to be heard next week

Britain’s top judge will next Wednesday hear appeals by Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir against their sentences for spot-fixing, a judicial official said. Former Pakistan captain Butt, 27, was on

Aamer didn’t do it for money

Mohammad Aamer had called his family in Lahore on Wednesday evening to ask them to pray for him and after the verdict his brother Saleem called on the Pakistani government to intervene.

Another court awaits trio

A local court in Lahore ordered authorities to register a criminal case against former cricket captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir. The three cricketers were convicted of corruption and spot-fixing

Veena says no to Asif

Four days before the British courts declared former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif guilty of match-fixing, on October 28, Pakistani actress Veena Malik received a distress call from London telling her to immediately


Jan 2010: Investigations editor of the News of the World, Mazher Mahmood, is contacted by a source within the management of the Pakistan team alerting him to Mazher Majeed’s role in fixing.

Amir and Majeed involved: judge

Justice Cooke began his summing-up of the alleged spot-fixing trial and directed the jury to deliberate for a verdict on the basis that agent Mazhar Majeed and teenage fast bowler Mohammad Amir

I was approached by Majeed: Afridi

Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has said that he was also approached by agent Mazhar Majeed but did not give details. Talking to a private television channel, Afridi said that

Court hears how the plan unfolded

The Southwark Crown Court heard on Monday a recording of how the alleged Pakistan spot-fixing controversy was spawned – from an initial conversation about setting up a Twenty20 event to a murkier