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Sri Lanka plans tougher laws against match fixing

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will enact tougher laws and create a special police unit to deal with match-fixing following a TV documentary exposing global corruption in cricket, the sports minister said Thursday. Faiszer Musthapha said existing laws were inadequate to deal with match-fixing and other forms of cheating exposed in the Al Jazeera documentary. The minister said the International Cricket Council (ICC) had advised him to legislate against the practice after three Sri Lanka officials were filmed agreeing to sway…

2011 World Cup Indian team member under focus in match-fixing probe: report

NEW DELHI: A member of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad is being summoned for questioning to investigate for possible links in a match-fixing scandal relating to the domestic T20 tournament in Jaipur last July. Rajputana Premier League (RPL) had come under the scrutiny of BCCI’s Anti-corruption Security Unit (ASCU) last year causing an investigation led by the Rajasthan Police’s CID. According to reports Rajasthan Police has found the mastermind behind the infamous cricket racket who was part of the organizing…

Malaysian badminton pair probed for match-fixing

KUALA LAMPUR: Two Malaysian badminton players are being investigated for suspected match-fixing by the sport's governing body and could be banned for life if found guilty, a sports official said Wednesday. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is probing the pair over alleged fixing that happened about two years ago, said Norza Zakaria, president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia. He refused to disclose their identities but Malaysia's The Star newspaper reported one used to be a top junior player and the other…

ICC, cricket chiefs find no evidence of Ashes match-fixing

DUBAI:  International cricket chiefs said on Thursday they have found no evidence of match-fixing during the third Ashes Test between Australia and England following an investigation into allegations made by a British newspaper. The Sun said two bookmakers, including an Indian "Mr Big", had offered to sell it details of rigged periods of play in the Test in Perth which could be bet on to win huge sums. One of them claimed to have worked on the scam with former and current internationals including a World Cup-winning…

Sri Lanka cricket cleared of corruption, board says

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket said on Tuesday the sport's global governing body had found no evidence of wrongdoing following allegations of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. The board said the International Cricket Council had failed to uncover evidence of graft during an investigation into explosive accusations levelled by former Sri Lankan players. SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva said ICC anti-corruption investigators visited the island in September and conducted a wide-ranging inquiry. "They do not…

Ranatunga says India vs Sri Lanka 2011 World Cup final was fixed, demands probe

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country's 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing. Ranatunga, 53, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said he was shocked by Sri Lanka's six-wicket defeat in the final at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. "I was also in India giving commentaries at the time. When we lost, I was distressed and I had a doubt," Ranatunga said. "We must investigate what happened to Sri Lanka at the 2011 World Cup…

‘Matches were not fixed’ says Ashraf Tai

KARACHI: Renowned martial arts grandmaster Ashraf Tai has denied any involvement in matching fixing and clarified that the results of certain matches was predetermined rather than fixed. Ashraf Tai has disclosed earlier that he had received $500,000 during his fight with Howard Jackson of Germany in 1983. He had said that the fight was neither title fight nor it was fought for the national side. However, Tai seemed to backtrack on his statement and said that it was a demo fight and he did not sell his country for…

Mexican tennis player banned for six months for match-fixing

LONDON: Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended for six months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit said on Tuesday. The 31-year-old, ranked 1,065th in singles, had attempted to influence the outcome of a match at an ITF Futures tournament at Calabasas, California, in March 2015, the sport's corruption watchdog said. The case, based on a TIU investigation, was heard in Miami last month. Garza, who achieved a career-high ranking of 294 in 2012, was banned with…

I have never sold my country, says Afridi

KARACHI: Miandad-Afridi mud-slinging mania has got entangled. All-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi is persistent to 'clear his reputation' despite Javed Miandad's pardoning the former over his statement 'Miandad always has had issue of money'. Afridi has thanked the former legend cricketer for extending forgiveness, however he wants Miandad to take his allegation of match-fixing back. Lala is repeatedly mentioning him as elder, senior, Bhai, legend, hero and mentor. The only thing that he seems desperate for is retraction of…