Sunday, September 19, 2010

More Spot Fixing News

What's happening!! Cricket used to be a noble game. It has always been played with a lot of dignity and pride.

But, its credibility has taken a massive beating over the last month. Earlier reports of 3 Pakistani cricketers being involved in spot rigging during the 1st ODI between England and Pakistan shook the sport and its fans, now ICC accepts that even the 3rd ODI between the same two teams at The Oval is not above suspicion.

In fact, The Sun - an English tabloid - has claimed that is that submitted to the ICC inspectors before the match started information about how the scoring pattern during certain parts of the game would flow and the actual scoring in the match turned out to be very much in its information.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has said that a full scaled investigation would be carried out into the match and re-iterated the zero-tolerance policy of ICC toward corruption in cricket.

ICC will have to act swiftly and decisively to ensure that such occurrences do not repeat and restore the people's faith in the fairness of the event.

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