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Umpires caught fixing games

2012-10-08 18:34

Mumbai - An Indian television channel says it has caught on camera international umpires agreeing to fix matches during domestic Twenty20 tournaments.

Footage screened on India TV on Monday and seen by Reuters appeared to show umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka negotiating deals with under-cover reporters to spot-fix matches.

The channel showed footage of Pakistan's Nadeem Ghauri, Nadir Shah of Bangladesh, part of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) international panel of umpires, and Sagara Gallage of Sri Lanka agreeing to give favourable decisions in exchange for umpiring contracts and money.

The ICC said in a statement: "The ICC and its relevant members have been made aware of the allegations made by India TV this evening and calls on the station to turnover any information which can assist the ICC's urgent investigations into this matter.

"The ICC re-iterates its zero-tolerance towards corruption whether alleged against players or officials. The ICC confirms that none of the umpires named were involved in any of the official games of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka."

The World Twenty20 tournament ended on Sunday.

Reuters

Comments
  • boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-08 18:35

    here we go again.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-08 18:50

      T20 is a scam...

      liesure.larry - 2012-10-08 19:12

      Why is it always the same countries...

      PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-09 00:15

      Bloody disappointing, eh? Surprising? Not so much.

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-09 10:36

      And the scary thing is that Indian Cricket is in control of the ICC, like it or not!!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-09 15:54

      We did not have too many controversial decisions during the T20 WC.

      ryan.stephen.07 - 2012-10-10 02:26

      No wonder India were against DRS

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-10-08 19:09

    Howsat!!???

      mark.botha.184 - 2012-10-09 14:26

      Not out...ever! hehe

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-08 19:13

    How very disappointing if this is the case. Sjoe. Hansie's probably saying "see, it wasn't just me! The devil made them do it too!!"

  • Johnson - 2012-10-08 19:31

    That is the very reason most people have lost interest in the game - sponsors should take note.

  • Phil.Kleynhans - 2012-10-08 20:12

    Prove it and black list them. Remove them from every Cricket tornamant even club games. They are a disgrace to the cricket sosiety

  • KennySven - 2012-10-08 20:42

    Why is a Cricket Samosa shaped like a triangle? Lie Cheat Steal

  • Ntutu Dlova - 2012-10-08 21:04

    This is bad, now we have to question the results of every game being played. take the semi final between Australia and Pakistan , one mite think the Aussies threw that game

  • mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-10-09 06:34

    Eish....

  • tbloew - 2012-10-09 07:49

    The I.P.L is just an excuse for match fixing...

  • estar69 - 2012-10-09 09:23

    Makes you wonder why india is against drs review system, fixing is harder if you elliminate the means to the end!

  • mike.burrows.37 - 2012-10-09 09:31

    This is why India do not want the DRS system

  • Sonnyjakes - 2012-10-09 11:17

    It's a fact, it is easier for an umpire to influence a game than getting 11 players to do it. This is sick if it's true.

  • andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-10-09 12:41

    Dit is hoekom die Proteas verloor het. Sjoe net gedink dit is omdat hulle swak is.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-09 15:52

    This is for future domestic T20 games, not the T20 WC. They should be banned for life.

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-10-09 17:07

    Die game is in sy moer in!

  • terry.burne - 2012-10-09 18:08

    I suspect it is one of the reasons that India and Pakistan are so dead against the use of the Third Umpire - it is not so easy to cheat when the decision is reviewed by the Third Umpire (and the entire world).

      terry.burne - 2012-10-09 18:09

      In any case - who cares about T20. T20 cricket has as much in common with cricket as wine gums have with wine!

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