Tag Archives: pakistan
- Former judge says India should legalize sports betting; Pakistan SMS lottery flap
June 17, 2012
A prominent voice is calling on India to legalize and regulate sports betting. Mukul Mudgal, the former chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, said legal sports betting would provide the state with significant revenues and reduce the potential for match- and spot-fixing. The Indo-Asian News Service reports that...
- Cricketer jailed for spot fixing
February 17, 2012
Cricketer Mervyn Westfield was told by a judge “only jail will suffice” at a sentencing hearing that saw him sent down for spot fixing.. Westfield stood accused of taking a £6,000 bribe in order to throw a game between Durham and his club Essex back in September 2009. @Cricketer_RDJ tweeted:...
- Two Pakistani spot-fixers lose appeal; Seven courses on racing blacklist; Haye coming out of retirement
November 24, 2011
Two Pakistani cricketers accused of spot-fixing have lost court appeals against their convictions. Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were sentenced this month after the scandal in August 2010 and had hoped to reduce their sentences of two-and-half-years and six months respectively. Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, commented that the two...
- Pakistan sets up anti-corruption unit; England rugby coach gone; Paddy Power sets up shop outside Twickenham
November 16, 2011
Pakistan has set up an anti-corruption unit as it struggles to come to terms with the biggest scandal in the history of Pakistani cricket. The vigilance division will attempt to prevent cricketers becoming embroiled in illegal betting practices the likes of which we saw in last year’s spot fixing scandal....
- More than prison sentences should arise from fixing case
November 4, 2011
Pakistan and the world of cricket will never be the same after three international players were hauled over the hot coals and deservedly booted into a cell to be held at Her Majesty’s Pleasure. Salman Butt (30 months), Mohammad Asif (one year) and Mohammad Amir (six months) were sentenced earlier...
- Disgraced cricketers face time behind bars
November 1, 2011
Three Pakistani cricketers are facing jail time after being found guilty of attempting to fix a game in England last summer. Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments. The younger defendant, Mohammad Amir, pled guilty before the trial began....
Indian cricket team banned from visiting casinos in Australia
January 18, 2016
Woeful West Indies bring calls for two-tier test system
August 23, 2017