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Exclusive: Danish Kaneria charged by ECB

Pakistan and former Essex leg spinner Danish Kaneria has been charged with corruption by the ECB. The 31-year-old, who remains the highest wicket-taking spinner for Pakistan, faces a worldwide ban from the game if found guilty. Kaneria was named in … Continue reading

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Authorities “swept corruption under the carpet” – Topley

Exclusive… In 1994, Don Topley became the first man to blow the whistle on corruption in cricket, a stance for which he was ridiculed by players and ostracised by the authorities. Topley has never forgotten how he was treated. He … Continue reading

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Essex spot-fixing trial: Mervyn Westfield due in court

Mervyn Westfield, the former Essex fast bowler, will stand trial at the Old Bailey tomorrow over alleged spot-fixing in two county cricket matches. The 23-year-old is accused of cheating, and accepting corrupt payments to deliberately bowl badly in 40-over games against … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Butt and Amir’s appeals rejected

Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir’s appeals were rejected in less than two hours today by the country’s most senior judge. The Lord Chief Justice said that cricket would be “poorer” for Amir’s absence from the game, but added that the … Continue reading

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Lord Condon: the full interview

Lord Condon, the former anti-corruption chief, has claimed that cricket was tainted by the spot-fixing scandal because the sport took its eye off the “bad guys”. But in a candid interview with The Cricketer he claims that fixing is not … Continue reading

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BUTT, AMIR, ASIF AND MAJEED ARE JAILED

THREE Pakistan players and a corrupt agent were jailed today for spot-fixing after being condemned by a judge for damaging the integrity of cricket. Salman Butt, the former captain, bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, and Mazhar Majeed were told … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Judge’s remarks in full

Here are the full sentencing remarks of Mr Justice Cooke heard in court today. 1. The gravamen of the offences committed by all four of you is the corruption in which you engaged in a pastime, the very name of … Continue reading

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‘We have lost everything’, say Pakistan stars

The Pakistan players convicted of spot-fixing today offered emotional pleas to be spared jail, – claiming they have already lost everything in life. Lawyers for Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir argued in mitigation of their offences before the … Continue reading

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‘Two fixing rackets’ in rampantly corrupt Pakistan team, claims Majeed

TWO separate fixing rackets were running against each other inside a Pakistan team rife with corruption, a court heard today. A final series of extraordinary claims were made during an explosive last afternoon in court before the judge passes sentence … Continue reading

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Mohammad Amir: statement of remorse in full

Mohammad Amir today made an impassioned statement admitting his guilt and remorse for being involved in spot fixing. Here is the teenager’s statement in full.   “First I want to apologise to Pakistan and to everyone that cricket is important … Continue reading

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