Essex cricketers arrested over ‘spot-fixing’

Kan you believe it?

Another weekend, another match-fixing scandal. After two weeks of snooker scandals and an alleged football World Cup bribery piece, we’re back on familiar territory with dodgy dealing in cricket as Essex bowlers Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield have been arrested under suspicion of ‘spot-fixing’ during a Pro40 cricket match against Durham last September. Although sad, at least these stories suggest that the systems put in place by online gambling companies to detect match-rigging are proving to be highly effective. Read more