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Atherton ‘highly sceptical’ of spot-fixing claims

LONDON: Former England captain Michael Atherton is “highly sceptical” of claims made in a television programme that players for England and Australia may have been involved in ‘spot-fixing’ activities during test matches in South Asia. The Al Jazeera programme “Cricket’s Match Fixers”, broadcast on Sunday, alleged incidents of spot-fixing in a Chennai match between England and India in December 2016 and the Australia-India test in Ranchi in March 2017. Match-fixing has become a major concern for the sport in recent…