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Reader’s verdict and polls 2011

“Botham is ‘becoming a boorish and opinionated caricature’ and has more detractors even than Bob Willis (Sky) who is ‘a dinosaur, pure and simple.’” Dissatisfied fans air their opinion as John Stern covers the readers’ best and worst of 2011 … Continue reading

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Tip off which triggered scandal came from Pakistan camp

The tip off which triggered the spot-fixing scandal came from within the Pakistan team camp, it can be revealed. Mazher Mahmood, the News of the World journalist who exposed the fixing racket, said that his anonymous source was a former … Continue reading

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Entire English summer contaminated by corruption

Secret deleted text messages uncovered by police reveal that every Test match Pakistan played in England last year was targeted by the spot-fixing racket. At least seven underworld bookies, who have not been identified by police and are still at … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing trial: Butt, Asif and Amir guilty

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir today became the first cricketers to be criminally convicted for corruption after being found guilty of spot-fixing at a Lord’s Test match. Pakistan’s former captain and fast bowlers face jail sentences when they … Continue reading

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ICC will consider investigating Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz

The ICC will consider new corruption investigations into Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz in light of the spot fixing trial in London. Alan Peacock, an ACSU senior investigator, is liaising with Scotland Yard officers to gather all the files from … Continue reading

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Amir guilty plea: ‘I was corrupted by others’

Mohammad Amir pleaded guilty to spot-fixing after admitting that he was put under “extreme pressure” to bowl two no balls at Lord’s, it can be revealed. The “vulnerable” teenager said he was threatened with “serious implications” for his career if … Continue reading

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Spot-fixing: Butt and Asif found guilty

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif are facing jail today after being found guilty of spot-fixing at the Lord’s Test match against England. In dramatic scenes in a packed London courtroom, Butt and Asif stood stoney faced and impassive as the verdict … Continue reading

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